Panama Dive Center Scuba Diving PanamaPanama Dive Center PADI 5 Star resort

Multiday Trip to

Coiba National Park

18th to 20th

of October!

Love at first dive!

Discover Scuba Diving

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Divemaster Training

Take the fist step in becoming dive professional with us.

- incredible diving

- personalized approach

- experienced PADI instructors

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Our Programs:

How much time have you got?

21 days

2 months

5 months

Free High-Speed Internet

for all our Clients!

Enriched Air Diver Course

Air at 24m: 29 minutes

EAN 32% at 24m: 45 minutes

Bottom Time:

You Choose!

Who are we?

At Panama Dive Center we strive to expose experienced divers to an unforgettable journey through the local underwater world and hope to change lives when we introduce new divers to the magical creatures that live here.

The only 5* PADI Dive Resort in Santa Catalina, we run daily and multi–day scuba diving trips to Coiba National Park for certified divers and offer PADI courses from entry to professional level. 
Rated No.1 of 10 things to do in Santa Catalina on TripAdvisor, we strive to provide life–changing experiences as you explore one of the worlds largest and best preserved marine parks. On your diving days we provide all of your equipment, including a dive computer and lunch. Our trips are all led by PADI certified instructors, trying to create a fun, but also safe and professional diving experience. 
We are passionate about the preservation of Coiba National Park, where you can find over 760 species of marine fish, 33 species of sharks and 20 species of cetaceans! We will take you on an adventure to witness this extraordinary biodiversity and try to show you as much of the rare and fascinating marine life as the ocean will allow us.  

If you are coming to learn, start your adventure with our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program or the PADI Open Water Course, or continue your education with our Advanced Open Water, signing up for one of the Specialties, getting your EFR certification or learn to start caring about your fellow divers in the Rescue Course. For those of you going ´pro´, sign up for our personalized and exciting PADI Divemaster Program run by our PADI Staff Instructors. 
Additional services include Nitrox, diving & accommodation packages, available parking if you’re coming by car, 3 hours of free high speed internet for all our customers, Go-Pro rental available, shuttle reservation and tourist information.


A day of diving in Coiba National Park (2 or 3 tanks)

PADI Courses

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox Diver, other Specialties, Rescue Diver, Dive Master

Multi-Day Trips

Two or three-day dive trips with overnight/s on Coiba Island.


If you´d rather stay on the surface.

Discover Scuba Diving

If you´d just like to try for a day…

Dive & Accommodation Packages

Have everything organized for you!

What divers say about us

The by far most professional Dive Center I dove with. Equipment in perfect condition and incredibly friendly and skilled service at all times. I can highly recommend diving with Panama Dive Center.

Visitado el agosto de 2016
ccandler2016Bremen, AlemaniaTrip Advisor

Great dives sites with a great crew. Service at this dive shop is very professional, gear is new and in good condition. They will even lend you a dive computer to make sure you’re fully ready. They take care of beginner divers wonderfully but also offer a great dive experience to the more advanced. Coiba is filled with marine life. A unique experience! All you have to do, is checked your air (!), breathe and enjoy the water!

Reviewed 30. August 2016

Caroline B
Caroline BMontreal, CanadáTrip Advisor
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 October 2014

Best experience with Panama Dive Center ! Camilo is one of this few people on earth that change your vision of life forever. Generous and sharing person, he does what he loves and loves what he does, which is basically sharing his passion for diving and the underwater world. Diving in Coiba was a tremendous experience. All instructors I’ve met, Santi and Peter, become quickly more than just instructors, they became friends. For Sure Camilo knows how to gather the best people around his love for diving. Be ready to encounter the less shy turtles I’ve met, Humpback Whales, Rays, Frogfishes, Seahorses, the amazing School of Jacks, White Tip Sharks, and even the 3 sea crocodiles that lives on the beach of Isla Coiba (just to mention a few) ! Diving sites are speechless, and combining those with the team at Panama Dive Center really made this an experience of a lifetime !
Mil gracias !

BirdyconnectedParis, FranceTrip Advisor
It was definitely a experience of a life time. Camilo and Sabina are not only professionals but friendly and warm. They really want you to have an amazing moment. I will never forget Coiba national park because of its beauty and HUGE amount of life.
Reviewed on 3. July 2016
JosesotocMedellín, Colombia
PADI 5 Star Dive Center


DMT Katrin briefing clients before our trip to #Coiba #dmtpdc

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