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Panama Divers PADI Dive Resort

#9 of 11 things to do in Portobelo Features Animals
Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
+507 6613-4405
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Too Far from Panama City and Just So-So Snorkeling

First of all, the snorkeling wasn't that great. We paid $195 each, which included transportation... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Jon C
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Kaysville, Utah
We will never go to this place again

Shaby dirty room , looked like it hadn't been cleaned. Too expensive. We didn't dive, as the center... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
mspoerri
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Weesp, The Netherlands
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Panama Divers is a premier dive company, owned and operated by seasoned PADI professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of every customer and committed to protecting our fragile environment. We offer the best dive adventures available in Panama! We only dive Panama's very best locations. If you desire, we can also tailor a dive package to meet the wishes of your group such as accommodations and transportation as well as tour of all kinds.
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Octopus Garden Hotel | Portobelo Maria Chiquita & Km Despues de Playa Langosta, Portobelo 0843-03087, Panama
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

First of all, the snorkeling wasn't that great. We paid $195 each, which included transportation from Panama City (where our hotel was), snorkeling (equipment) and lunch, and I guess that price was OK, but it seemed a bit high for what we got. The van...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Shaby dirty room , looked like it hadn't been cleaned. Too expensive. We didn't dive, as the center is only open on weekends. We ate. There was no menu or pricelist. We ordered a meal and when we paid the housekeeper gave us a much...More

Thank mspoerri
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I really appreciate Panama Divers for being so accommodating. Traveling alone, I couldn't find any other dive shop willing to accept a solo booking, but Panama Divers was not only fine with me being alone, they also worked with me to arrange round-trip transport from...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a decent experience. Stayed in Panama City and was picked up at the hotel at about 830 AM arrived a 10 AM and went right out. The dive was a little murky and visibility was not typical Caribbean, but was fun. Had to...More

Thank Mel and Margare... G
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I was visiting Panama for business and wanted to dive the weekend before. This was not the top google result, but the other divers will not dive with <4 divers, so for me that meant no confirmed dive. I tried Panama Divers and they were...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Such a great place to dive! Everyone is friendly, will come and meet you and bring you to the resort, and speaks English. The conditions are fantastic most days, and even if they aren't you will be able to see a ton! Also very worth...More

1  Thank geotravis
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Excellent service. The captain, and the two instructors were% professional, really good teachers, they try to get into every one of the family to give us all the information and instructions with all the safety issues needed to this kind of activity.. they give us...More

Thank alejandrabarroeta
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Panama divers made our certification an experience to remember. Not only did they have a great staff with positive attitude, but they had all the gear and were immensely helpful to setup everything for us - transportation from Gamboa, food, equipment. We had a great...More

1  Thank TravelEyesWide0pen
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We went to Panama for a girls weekend last month as its a good place for a lot of activities and easy to get to into Panama City from the states. Getting to Portobello is another story- be prepared to pay top dollar for a...More

1  Thank Lisa Renee B
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights to dive. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy the days I stayed there, so after one dive I cancelled all other dives (3-5m visibility). The staff at the hotel and dive centre was very friendly, the food...More

1  Thank Tobias I
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