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Panama City Dive Center

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4823 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6917
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Love these Guys!

Had an Awesome Day on the Island Diver, yesterday. Capt Rick, Matt and Fleetwood always make it... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
tvalle2010
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Slidell, Louisiana
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These guys were great for a fun half day dive trip. They were very safety conscious and made this... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Susan W
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Experienced Full Service Dive Shop with Panama City's most knowledgeable, helpful & fun loving staff... Boat Charters, Scuba Classes, Equipment Sales, Rentals & Maintenance.... We've done it all for 30+ years!
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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4823 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-6917
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Had an Awesome Day on the Island Diver, yesterday. Capt Rick, Matt and Fleetwood always make it fun, safe, and enjoyable for all. Love Diving with this Crew and Dive Center! Everyone in the shop and on the boats are Nice and helpful. Love from...More

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PCDC_1983, complaint dept :-) at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

You guys rock! Such a pleasure to have divers like you guys out on the water with us. Come back soon. We miss you already.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

These guys were great for a fun half day dive trip. They were very safety conscious and made this trip a great first dive. Also- they had great turn around time on filling our tanks in one day. Excellent job and fun day.

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PCDC_1983, complaint dept :-) at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you! Working hard to make your experience fun and safe that's what we do. And we love divers like you. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was my second time working through this dive shop for a scuba diving trip. They were very good at working with the dive boat captains to make sure we got to go out even though the weather was not in our favor to go...More

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PCDC_1983, PCDC at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

We're glad you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

disappointing, one of the dive staff went down with divers with a spear gun. shoots a very small amberjack which was very out of season and way to small even if in season. If they dont know regulations dont take a spear gun. then the...More

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PCDC_1983, PCDC at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

PCDC1983, staff at Panama City Dive Center, responded to this review, Sep 25, 2017 Hello Eric, very sorry you had an uncomfortable experience on one of our boats. We take this very serious and strive to makes sure everyone has a great experience on our...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We dove with PCDC two days this past week. Five dives total. The boat Reef Runner was a great size for our group. Very much under capacity. They have cold water and an ice cooler. Bring some snacks and Gatorade if you want. The galley(?)...More

Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great trip with PCDC shop. Great office operation and boat staff. The captain and dive master (Ian) were outstanding. We were on Reef Runner with about 10 pax. Good operation, great briefing, and preparation supporting my Rescue Diver open water portion. My wife's first non-valet...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We've gone diving with PCDC for a few decades off and on now, but even if you're not going on a dive trip with them or taking classes, they're very helpful and friendly. This trip to PCB, I only needed a snorkel keeper and some...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I've been diving with Panama City Dive Center for 10 years and they take very good care of me and all aboard. I'm a senior (age) and need a little extra help getting back on board. Dove the Black Bart and Chickasaw last Monday and...More

Thank Gloria R
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Gomez is amazing. We are senior citizens who decided to become divers. Gomez was patient and thorough. He did not rush us. He is an excellent teacher who really cares about you becoming a qualified diver. We have gone on to dive 50 to 60...More

Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

My son and I were coming down to Panama City and wanted to complete our PADI checkout dives. Out of the 3 main dive shops Panama City Dive Center was the *ONLY* one to return my call. Mike assured us that he would make time...More

Thank Jason R
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I can't answer this as I am not an employee at the dive center. I do believe they will allow non-swimmers to ride along as long as space is available. Contact the dive center as I found them to be very friendly and... More
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