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Dive Review of Scuba Coiba in
Panama/Coiba Island

January, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Jennifer Widom, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Solid diving, smooth operation"
Report Number 8102 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Panama City
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We tended to stay in sight of the guide but it wasn't required. Dives were
about an hour but again not strictly enforced.
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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(I posted the same review on Tripadvisor.)

Our family took the standard three-day, nine-dive trip to Coiba Island,
through Scuba Coiba. Prices and services seemed indistinguishable from
Coiba Dive Center, the other operator catering to multi-day trips, but
Herbie at Scuba Coiba answered our emails more quickly, and we were
certainly happy with the operation.

Coiba Island was an add-on to our winter holiday, rather than our main
destination. While the diving doesn't match up to Socorro or 
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