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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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07:00 - 19:00
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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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Best Diving Shop in Bocas

We started the Open Water two weeks ago.It was such a great experience that we also did the Advanced. The team is like one big family.They're all so friendly and helpful.Felt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KrissiMW
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started the Open Water two weeks ago.It was such a great experience that we also did the Advanced. The team is like one big family.They're all so friendly and helpful.Felt like being part of it. Special Thanks to our dive instructor Kaivin Record!It was a pleasure to dive with you!You did a great job!Wonderful time!

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Thank KrissiMW
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually I didn't want to try diving at all but my girlfriend tried to convince me and made me just to have a look into the shop. The people, location and atmosphere (and of course my girlfriend) convinced me to give it a try and I directly signed in for an OWD the next day. Since my girlfriend hadn't dived... More 

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Thank gkochtes
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the Diving Pirate's Dive shop for my Advanced Open Water course. Their friendly vibe is felt as soon as you walk through the door. My instructor Kaivin, was amazing. I felt as if we had been diving together for years. I was comfortable, had every question answered and any items that I needed more time or information, I... More 

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Thank SaltyZephyr
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I dived three times with this company, a night dive and two fun dives. They were offering a combo deal, so all three cost $100 each - which is an outrageously good deal ! They really were fantastic dives, Keiven and Martin are a credit to the shop. Upmost professionalism, really relaxed dives that catered to all... More 

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Thank lizzymaud
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 7 days, 14 dives with the Pirates. The diving was so much better than we expected. The staff is amazing. We loved Francisco, Peno, Kevin, Alexis and the rest of the staff! The divemasters were able to find and point out so many fun creatures. We saw lots of Spotted Drums, my very favorite, and numerous Toad Fish.... More 

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

Hey! Thanks for that awesome review. We do say we are the best little dive shop in the Caribbean's! We have a very rich dive environment and we love to share its beauty. All our staff has diving as a passion and we enjoy sharing it. Hope you get to dive here again! Happy bubbles, The pirates! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All "Pirates" are very friendly and made a very good job special thanks to our dive instructor KAIVIN, who did an amazing job teaching us all the skills we need to become a part of the diving family. Everybody who wants to begin his diving career or just want a nice dive and have a good time should go to... More 

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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the open water padi here and felt save and welcome all the time. Was really great and we had the best teacher, Kaivin Record! Thanks for that!

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

Hi, We are really happy you liked your stay with us. We want all our guests to remember their time and dives with us. Welcome to the pirate family! the BDP pirates. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of having my first (and second later on in the day) dive with Kaivin Moses and Alexis, and then later Omar. They're a pretty cool bunch to hang out with, and were more than happy to help with anything that I needed. Which is especially important for a disabled solo traveller like myself. If you're going... More 

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

Hey! Wow, really happy to see your time with us was special. All our staff has a passion for diving and love to share this passion. Like you said, as soon as you join, you are a friend, family member! Happy bubbles! The BDP pirates. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did my open Water certification here and took the bioluminescence tour. Both were absolutely amazing! The bio tour is like being in the movie Avatar. The open water course was with instructor Keivin who was terrific. He went over every detail and answered any questions that I had. He made great suggestions after each dive to improve my skills... More 

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Thank Carl Y
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my dive experience with the Bocas Diving Pirates! I had my first night dive with this guys and it was amazing! All guys, dive masters are really cool persons, all the time very nice friendly and funny atmosphere! And separate thanks for Francisco! He helped me with my equipment (because i'm not good with it) , he was... More 

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