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Bocas Diving Pirates

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Address: Avenida G and Calle 4, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama (Formerly The Dutch Pirate)
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+507 6233-4120
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The best little dive shop in paradise. Come dive or get certified with us....

The best little dive shop in paradise. Come dive or get certified with us. We offer a personalized service and the guarantee that you will have a smile at the end of the day :)

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The Diving Pirates made my trip to Bocas Town one of the best vacations I've ever had. If you have any interest in diving I highly recommend you pay them a visit. I completed my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Diving Pirates made my trip to Bocas Town one of the best vacations I've ever had. If you have any interest in diving I highly recommend you pay them a visit. I completed my PADI Open Water Course and had so much fun I extended my stay for more diving, including night and shipwreck dives. It was an amazing... More 

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Thank Chris R
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi, Now this is what we want every client - friend to feel when they join our family. We are the small shop but we strive to have the best VIBE possible.All our instructors, divemaster and captains really appreciate seeing these comments as they know they touched a person, made a difference. From here, we hope all your future diving... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I contacted the shop months before my arrival and they were all ready for me. Highlights included the night dive (we saw a barracuda at night!) and several fun-dives with the lovely dive master Fransisco. As a solo traveller who came down just for diving, the staff made me feel right at home as soon as I arrived. They were... More 

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Thank CanadaCait06
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to drop a few lines for us. We are happy you enjoyed your dives and especially had the chance to live a night dive, always very special. You always have a place to drop in when in the area! Happy bubbles! The Pirates. More 

Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a cool tour! It was only $25 per person and well worth it. You are taken out in the dark to several locations to see the bio-luminescence. At the end you jump in the water with your snorkel mask and it is amazing! It is like space mountain in motion. Multiple people in our boat did not... More 

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Thank cmr352
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi! We are happy to see you enjoyed your tour with us. Being in the ocean at night is a special experience for the senses. For the eyes, bio-luminescence in Bocas is magic. We have clients compare it to colors in Avatar! Again, thanks for spending time with us. Happy bubbles. The pirates. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the PADI Open Water course at Bocas Diving Pirates and It was an awesome place to discover diving, highly recommend it. All the dives were at the ocean, which is already amazing by itself, but it wouldn't be as awesome if we did not had a good instructor. Keiven, our instructor at the time, was amazing! Really patient... More 

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Thank Flávio B
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for those nice words on us. All are staff try and make your stay as safe, professional and with the best island vibe possible. We also hope you do come back for a few dives, so much to see in our waters. Happy bubbles. The pirates. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a Discovery Dive with Noah, who made my very first diving experience a truly great one. I felt that I could take as much time as I needed to find my groove, instructions were clear and safety was assured at all times. Plus Noah and the other guys running the place were super-friendly and laid-back, which is why... More 

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Thank Philipp R
bocasdivingpirates, Owner at Bocas Diving Pirates, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for those kind words. We are happy to see we helped make your passage with us safe and enjoyable. All dives are special and we want the memory to remain for a long time. Happy bubbles. The pirates. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Me and a friend went on a dive with Kaiven and a few others from the pirates dive shop. Kaiven was our master diver for the dive. We had a fantastic time. We had already visited a couple of dive sites in Bocas. They were vey accommodating to take us to other sites not visited. He showed us things we... More 

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Thank Elwood B
Fort Smith, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I recently completed my Rescue Diver certification with Pirates, as well as some fun diving. This dive shop was really great. From the moment you walk in they are all smiles and very happy to have you. I was originally going to only do some fun diving here but the price was right for the Rescue Diver course and the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I did the Padi Open Water Dive course at the Bocas Diving Pirates and it was the best experience I could ever hoped for! It was three incredible days of training and lots of fun, then you get certified to dive anywhere in the world within the limits the course allows. Diving Pirates has the best team of instructors, super... More 

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Thank Denise K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I owe my love of diving to Bocas Diving Pirates! I did my open water course with Ricardo and it was such a great experience. He was an excellent teacher, and made learning all the skills fun. I was nervous about trying scuba diving so I took a discover scuba course with Jack at BDP before, and very happy I... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Première Expérience sous-marine simplement géniale. Une super equipe sympathique et très sérieuse et un super Instructeur (Kaivin). A first diving experience simply awesome with a great staff and a great diving master (Kaivin). Thank you all for this real pleasant time which was as fun as safe. Finally thank you Kevin, I will keep all your advices in mind ;)... More 

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