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Scuba Coiba PADI Dive Center 24147, offers universally recognized PADI courses and teaches in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. We offer course materials in English, German, French and Spanish.

Courses from Trial Dives to PRO

Contact us for information on combining courses from below with trips to Coiba National Park!

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Referrals – Complete Your Open Water Dives in Coiba

1-2 days

Perform the Knowledge and Confined Water portion of your Open Water Diver Certification at your local PADI dive center and complete only your Open Water Dives here with us! You can finish your certification here while enjoying great diving in warm ocean waters.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

1 day

If you want to find out what it is like to breathe underwater but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try diving to see if you like it. In this introductory program you will receive a brief basic instruction followed by a short shallow water practice session. Then, you are ready for your first open water dive alongside your instructor. After this training dive and a break on one of the virgn beaches or at the Ranger Station we will do another – now real – fun dive to a maximum of 12 meters / 40 feet). On this dive you will be already  more comfortable and see even more of Coiba’s incredible marine life.

If you enjoy it (and you undoubtably will!), you can do even more supervised dives with us, or continue on to Open Water Diver or Scuba Diver courses.

Refresher: Scuba Review Tune-Up

1 day

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you’re back to feeling comfortable and confident in the underwater world in less than a day.

PADI Scuba Diver Limited Certification

2 days

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? Then the PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that’s your goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet
  • Rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses

PADI Open Water Diver

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3-4 full days

The world´s most popular entry-level diving certification enables you to rent and fill SCUBA tanks and dive with a buddy in environments and conditions suitable to your experience. This comprehensive program is split up into three parts:

  1. Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles and theory of diving
  2. Confined Water Dives to familiarize you with the equipment and learn basic hands-on skills
  3. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

2+ days

The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your SCUBA skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned in the Open Water Diver Course and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun underwater. This course provides a great opportunity to combine learning with one of our multi-day dive trips to Coiba National Park.

PADI Rescue Diver,  Specialty Courses and Master Scuba Diver Programs

Contact us to inquire about these advanced courses.

PADI Divemaster and Instructor Programs

We will give you the opportunity to start a new career in the activity you love and offer comprehensive programs to be a DIVEMASTER and SCUBA INSTRUCTOR.

Complete packages from Advanced Open Water Diver to PRO on request.

The way to a professional career starts here:

Divemaster Course – your first step towards dive professional

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to Divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Requisites to start:

  • 18 years
  • 40 logged dives
  • Medical Statement signed by a physician (within the last 12 months)
  • First Aid CPR, primary and secondary care (Emergency First Response or equivalent)
  • PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)

Course Outlines:

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. The theory part can be at home signing up for PADI e-learning or with SCUBA COIBA in Santa Catalina.

Scuba Coiba, THE ORIGINAL DIVE CENTER in Santa Catalina and one of only 2 PADI 5 star resorts is trying to give you the best possible training, while keeping key factors such as professionalism, safety and enjoyment in mind.

The Divemaster Training with Scuba Coiba might change your life and prepare you to your first step into a professional career in the activity you love. The course is held in Santa Catalina, a small and colorful international traveler destination, offering world class surf breaks and a chilled out atmosphere. The most dives are done inside Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the corner stones of one of the world’s richest marine environments, the Eastern Pacific Marine Corridor, known for its regular encounters with sharks, rays, whales, turtles schooling predators and colorful reef life.

There are 2 options to take this course:

  • Divemaster Training course, 24 to 28 days

Cost: $1,290.00


  • PADI Dive Master Crew Pack in your preferred language (if available)
  • Minimum 24 dives
  • 2 Speialty certifications of your choice (limited abvailibility)

Not included:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Dive gear (rental available), as a Divemaster you are supposed to have your own, complete gear. We strongly recommend you to bring at least basic gear (mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, computer, knife, Surface Marker Buoy)
  • Dive Insurance
  • PADI Professional Membership Fee
  • Divemaster Internship – 3 months

If you want to get a better experience and resulting better job chances and also spending some time in chilled out Santa Catalina, doing maybe also some surfing, you should go fo this option.

Duration: 3 months – it is an application process, as we only can accept a very limited amount of students in this program

Cost: $ 0.00


  • All the dives (minimum 40)
  • Fun dives (depending on availability)
  • Rental gear if needed. As a Divemaster you are supposed to have your own, complete gear. We strongly recommend you to bring at least basic gear (mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit, computer, knife, Surface Marker Buoy). Owning your personal gear also will enhance your possibilities going on free fun dives at High Season.
  • 3 Specialty certifications of your choice (limited availability)
  • Accommodation (shared)

Not included:

  • PADI materials needed (Crew Pack, can be ordered through us for USD 260.00)
  • PICs for additional courses
  • Food
  • Dive Insurance
  • PADI Professional Membership Fee

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – 2019 Instructor Development Courses (IDC) held partially in Santa Catalina Coiba.

The course will be held partially in Panama City (theory and pool), Carribean Sea and Coiba (Pacific). Dive both seas while completing your dream!


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 our Course Director Patrick Arendt

Cost: from $ 1,150.00

To ensure that you can concentrate fully on your IDC, your Course Director Patrick Arendt and its Course Staff provide dedicated Instructor Training in English, German, French, Luxemburgish and Spanish language support as well.

During the first two days IDC Pre-study, staff instructors will guide you through your reading assignments and help you understand PADI standards, educational philosophy, training suggestions and other background information.

You’ll also be completing the new PADI Divemaster exam including Physics, Physiology, Skills &

Environment, Equipment and the RDP. The dive theory is usually the most common improvement area for IDC candidates.

You’ll receive valuable feedback on any missed question you may have. In the pool you’ll practice the24 skills from the IDC Skill Circuit and the Rescue Diver Course exercise #7 from the Instructor Examination (IE).

Your IDC has an IE pass guarantee: We will invite you to do a second IDC with us for free, including in the very unlikely event that you don’t pass the IE. Our pass guarantee includes any IE segment covered by PADI’s IDC Curriculum.

See the full program and details at http://www.panamadivingtours.com/idc-panama-2019