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Dive- & Hotel Deals from $155 for 2 nights and b/f + 1 day diving Coiba


Hotel Cocobolo (Option with central location, all in walking distance)   The hotel opened during the summer of 2010. It is located only steps from the center of Santa Catalina on a quiet side road, within a short walk from beaches, restaurants, the surf break and dive shops. The hotel offers five air-conditioned, spacious and well-decorated rooms each with a ceiling fan, hot water and private balconies or patios where guests can relax and watch the sunset.Hotel Cocobolo  also has an […]

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2019 IDC (PADI Instructor course) on both sides Carribean and Pacific


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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – 2019 Instructor Development Course (IDC) held partially in Santa Catalina Coiba. The course will be held partially in Panama City (theory and pool), Carribean and Pacific side of Panama. IDC PROGRAM PANAMA 2019: IDC A: 15th July – 30th July IDC B: 30th July – 15th Aug IDC C: 15th Aug – 30th Aug IDC D: 1st Nov – 15th Nov IDC E: 15th Nov – 30th Nov with Course Director Patrick Arendt Cost: […]

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New accommodation for Coiba Multi-Day trips offered for trips from November 2017 onwards


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 – Coiba Ranger Station has been closed by the government – but we found THE Alternative Location  After more than a year of workshops, consultations, meetings and working out new strategies to improve the accommodation situation of Coiba Ranger Station and promoting Coiba National Park as one of the future cornerstones to promote Sustainable Tourism in Panamá the Panamanian government decided end of October to close the Coiba Ranger Station and to cancel all existing and future reservations from 1st […]

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Special Offer July to September: Dive 2 or more days, get a FREE Specialty Certification


Specialty certification & Donation to Seashepherd for the price of normal Diving Package! Scuba Coiba is promoting the protection of marine turtles and supports Seashepherd’s Panama organization. Did you know that 6 of the 7 marine turtle species can bee found in Panamá? 4 of them can be found around Coiba National Park. All of them are classified either as vulnerable or endangeroued. June, July, August and September are the months, where most of them visit sandy beaches here to […]

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PROMOTION HOLIDAY Package from July to September 2017: Advanced certification & Specialty certification & Donation to Seashepherd for the price of a normal Advanced Course


Advanced certification & Specialty certification & Donation to Seashepherd for the price of a normal Advanced Course! Scuba Coiba is promoting the protection of sharks and supports Seashepherd’s current campaign OPERATION TREASURED ISLANDS, launched by Seashepherd in April 2017 covering the area of the “Cocos Plate” with its “sharky” outcroppings Galapagos (Ecuador), Malpelo (Colombia), Cocos (Costa Rica) and Coiba (Panamá), a zone of incredible bio-diversity. The mission of the campaign is to show the abuse and damage of illegal shark fishing practices in […]

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Job Possibilities at Scuba Coiba Santa Catalina


Change your life – Live your dream – Work in Paradise! Our dive center is located in Santa Catalina on Panama´s Pacific coast and has been the first dive center organizing trips to the former prison island and now UNESCO World Heritage site Coiba National Park. We cater to international customers, mainly from North America and Europe, offering diving tours and diving courses all around the year. We hire: PADI instructor or Dive Master, starting April / May 2017 Requisits: Panamanian […]

La Orca – the only real dive boat on Coiba – running again


La Orca, our customs built dive boat, featuring tank racks for 16 tanks, and seats for 10 divers – 5 on each side of the boat, is running again after an overhaul and fitting a completely rebuilt engine. This is just in time for the soon starting rainy season, as it is the only boat in Santa Catalina, outfitted with a cabin and a hardtop roof covering the whole length of the boat. Though it is still a “lancha” or […]

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PADI courses at Coiba National Park


Why not combine your first trial dive swimming with reef sharks and turtles? Why not do your PADI Open Water course with diving at Central America’s “best diving” (Lonely Planet)? Why not get your Advanced– and / or Specialty certification where you really see sea life and really have varying and challenging conditions? Ask the ORIGINAL Coiba Specialist Tel and whatsapp (+507)6980-7122 E-mail: info@scubacoiba.com Next PADI OPEN WATER course 17th to 19th of March. With e-learning 18th to 19th of […]

Planet Ocean


There are 5 Oceans which cover the earth’s surface and they are all connected to each other to form one huge ‘Global Ocean’. The global ocean is so vast that it takes up 71% of the planet. There are always new bits of information about the oceans popping up, however scientists and marine biologists have only really explored 5% of the ocean, even though it is such a small amount, we already know quite a lot. The largest ocean on […]