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La Buga Dive Center & Surf School

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Address: Main Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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+507 757-9534
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a...

Established in 2007, “La Buga Dive & Surf” instantly built up a reputation as a reliable and renowned Dive Center & Surf School in Bocas del Toro. No matter if you decide to go diving or surfing with us, we will ensure that you will have a fabulous time experiencing the multifaceted natural resources Bocas del Toro has to offer. You can also rent one of our kayaks or Stand-Up Paddle Boards. Our qualified international staff is providing top quality service by constantly reflecting our core values: Safety, Convenience and Fun! Hope to see you soon!Your La Buga Family

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My favorite place in Panamá!

I came to La Buga with no diving experience and not knowing what to expect, but ended up totally in love with the town, La Buga, and all of the workers. Doing my open water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came to La Buga with no diving experience and not knowing what to expect, but ended up totally in love with the town, La Buga, and all of the workers. Doing my open water certification, every single person there was nothing short of incredible. Lucy, my instructor, made the learning process calm and easy and I couldn't thank her... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very professional company and a real enjoyable trip. We happened to get to go when the bioluminescence was happening in the bay. This was spectacular. Anyone who has never seen this should make sure to do this.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Leandro, was the man! He was extremely patient, and was an excellent teacher for my girlfriend's first ever dive experience. By the second dive she loved it so much she didn't want the dive to end. Now she wants to become PADI open water certified once we arrive home. Awesome job Leandro, on discovery scuba lesson. Thanks again.

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Papetoai, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had to do the Advanced, Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver in a short amount of time! Couldnt have been better! Thanks to Lucy, Leon and the rest of the crew!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never scuba dived before, I was a bit nervous. But the staff at La Buga were awesome and did a wonderful job teaching me and making me feel comfortable. As a first-timer, I didn't know how much I'd actually get to see, but the spot we went to had loads of aquatic life to get excited about. I got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing experience down here at La Buga being able to get my open water certification, and my Advanced certification. Thanks so much guys!!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you Mayaaaaa! Come back to do the Rescue! La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time doing my Open Water qualifications, couldn't have found a better place to learn. All the staff were great, super-friendly and relaxed but the course was very professional. Went to some cool dive sites, saw some incredible marine life and the coral seascape is totally crazy. Loved it!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Anthony. Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon! La Buga Family More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone was SO nice!!! They took us out to a break via boat and it was empty and awesome! Great price and incredibly friendly staff. They even watch the stuff you leave behind on the dock. Went back to get kayaks and sup from them too. They also do scuba. Would def recommend!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review June! Momo says hi! The La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son had to complete his open water certification and this was a great place for him to do his check out dives. Lucy was so helpful all along the way....from communicating what to expect even before getting to Panama, flexibility around scheduling, making my son feel comfortable and ensuring he was successful, and even following up to make sure... More 

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Mollie, I had a great time diving with Sylvan and teaching him to get certified. Say hi to Peter and Jen from us too! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience with Lucy and the rest of the crew getting my PADI certification! Highly recommended!

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labugadive, Manager at La Buga Dive Center & Surf School, responded to this review

Yeahhh Jacob! Great job on your Open Water, was a lot of fun with you guys! Lucy and the La Buga Family More 

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