Undercurrent, the scuba diving magazine for serious divers reviews dive resorts and scuba diving equipment "Best of the Web ... scuba tips no other source
dares to publish" — Forbes  
Authoritative   •   Independent   •   Nonprofit  
Join Undercurrent on Facebook Join us! Public Area Online Members' Area
Home Travel Dive Gear Health & Safety Environment & Misc. Free Dive Articles Seasonal Planner Blogs Forums Books News
Reader Reports Recent Issues Back Issues Featured Reports Special Offers Search Join Login RSS FAQ About Us Contact Links
Bookmark and Share
 

Panama Diving Reviews:
Dive Resorts & Liveaboards

Get notified of the latest reader reports
What's this?
Average Overall Ratings
(over last 3 years)
(25 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  4 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  3 stars
Underwater Photography:  N/A  
Select dive operator below to only display reports from them
   
 
Subscriber Content Preview
Active subscribers go here
= You can see all details of these reports (before Dec. 2011)
Subscribe Now
Also see the Panama Diving Guide for relevant articles, an overview, seasonal info, ... Here are Panama dive reviews of dive resorts and liveaboards throughout Panama. These are unedited diving reviews filed by the serious divers who read Undercurrent. Assemble your own personalized collection of Panama reports with our Mini Chapbook facility
Dive Operation/Resort
Sort reports on Dive Operation
Live
Aboard?
Sort reports on Local Area
Area
Sort reports on Resort Names
Title/Review
Rating
Advanced/
Beginner
Sort reports on rating for experienced divers
Diving
Date
Sort reports on Diving Date
Reporter/
# Dives

Sort reports on Reporter
Helpful
Votes
Zapatillas Dive Club/ Al Natural N   Bocas Del Toro   The Bocas del Toro archipelago is still a (relatively) hidden gem. Described as "the Caribbean 30 years ago", it's a collection o... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2013   Elise O Lovell
500+ Dives
 
Inula Y   Panama + Colombia   Panama – Coiba + Colombia – Malpelo trip on catamaran Inula Central America on the Pacific side still was a white spot on my de... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2013   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Starfleet Scuba/ rental home Full report N   Bocas del Toro (Caribbean)   We traveled via Panama City and spent two days there touring the locks, etc. That was worth the time on this three week trip. Re... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
9/2011   David Ritchie
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   [N/A]   Before arriving in Santa-Catalina I had high expectation on that dive destination.I ended up with no deception.You never know wath... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2011   Richard Gauthier
500+ Dives
 
La Buga Diving/ Playa Tortuga Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   After many years of not diving in the Caribbean, I wanted to try it again. I didn't want to repeat the same good places, like Bona... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
9/2010   Stanley Zuk
1000+ Dives
 
Caribbean Jimmy's Dive Resort Full report N   Nombre de Dios   This was my third trip to Panama to dive with Jimmy .He owns a remote place that is for people who are adventure driven and who wa... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Sally Byrd
<100 Dives
 
ScubaPanama Full report N   Portobello   I called ScubaPanama while staying in Panama City, Panama. I asked for an english-speaking associate and was immediately transfer... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2009   Julie T Tayloe
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Isla Coiba   I have traveled in Panama before, and have traveled around the world for almost 30 years, both for diving and adventure, so I have... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
12/2008   David Richardson
250+ Dives
 
Coiba Dive Center/ Lost Coast Explorer Full report N   Coiba   To begin with, the Boat operation and the Dive operation were run by totally separate companies. Therefore, they will be discusse... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
3/2008   Dana Fisher
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba/ Sol y Mar Full report N   Santa Catalina/Coiba   Very little good to say on this trip. I have travelled all over the world and have been to many third world countries to dive. T... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
11/2007   Steve Pittman
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Santa Catalina & Coiba   Although there were many email exchanges with Scuba Coiba owner, Herbie Sink responses were lacking in accuracy. Despite pointed ... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
11/2007   Loretta Engler
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Isla Coiba   - While the drive from Panama City to Santiago is quite easy (via the Panamerican Highway), getting from Santiago to Santa Catalin... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2007   Laszlo Ilyes
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Coiba / Santa Catalina   I found the diving to be below average. I've heard all kionds of grat thikng but didn't find that to be the case. The dives got gr... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
11/2007   Chad Engler
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba/ Sol y Mar Full report N   Santa Catalina   Diving was mediocre. The long (hour to hour and a half) boatrides to the dive sites were very uncomfortable because the captain dr... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
1/2007   Janice R Melara
100+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba/ Sol Y Mar Full report N   Coiba   If you go to Coiba expecting Cocos and Galapagos on a budget, you are bound to be disappointed. Although the ocean topography i... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
12/2006   David Shem-Tov
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Pacific   Sea life and variety was amazing!!! Dive sites were far and boat quite uncomfortable-not even cushions on seats. Could be ch... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Susan DeCanio
1000+ Dives
 
MV Coral Star Full report Y   [N/A]   This was my sixth trip on a Panamanian live-aboard. I love watching the big animals. Lots of white tip sharks resting in caves ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2006   Tracy Johnson
250+ Dives
 
various/ traveled the country Full report N   Caribbean and Pacific Coast   I have been to Panama several times before so this trip was an attempt to sample most of the areas in the country with my family, ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   Harvey Monroe
500+ Dives
 
Scuba Coiba Full report N   Santa Catalina   This is for divers only, non diving spouse had to sit at the cabin because beach was not designed to accomodate tourists, it's a f... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Larry Polster
1000+ Dives
 
Panama Divers Full report N   Portobelo   The operation was friendly and well managed. I was picked up at my hotel and dropped back there at the end of the dive. The drive ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2006   Jack Adams
500+ Dives
 
Panama Divers/ Coral Lodge Full report N   Colon   Coral Lodge is a new resort in an unspoiled, remote area of Panama. Since the only access to the resort is by boat, we combined t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   David Savage
<100 Dives
 
panama divers and dutch pirate Full report N   bocas del toro and portableo   We went to Panama for fun, I am a multi sport type and Panama is a good place for a lot of activities. We also attended spanish ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   bill mashek
250+ Dives
 
Bocas Water Sports/ Punta Caracol Agua Lodge Full report N   Bocas del Toro   Bocas del Toro is on Isla Colon. Diving around the island is shallow with generally poor visibility. There are approximately 40 ri... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   Harold and Jan Bedoukian
250+ Dives
 
MV Coral Star Full report Y   Isla de Coiba   This was my 5th Panama live-aboard on two separate boats (Coiba Explorer & Coral Star) and I have received free trips before to sh... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2004   Tracy Johnson
250+ Dives
 
Marina Las Perlas/ Barcelo Playa Blanca Full report N   Gulf of Panama   The all-inclusive Barcelo Playa Blanca resort is in an area that was once a restricted military base of first, the Americans and t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Ken Robertson
100+ Dives
 

Sort reports by date submitted

Dive Reviews for all Diving Destinations

Diving Guide to Panama

Undercurrent Online Members also have online access to the current and back issues as well as the current and past Chapbooks. See relevant reports by following links from our Worldwide Dive Travel Index.




NEW! Find in  

Sign up to receive our free
Undercurrent Online Update email
with news for serious divers
            Unsubscribe
We will not sell, exchange, or give your email address to any third party
.

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2014 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.
Page computed and displayed in 0.443631887436 seconds