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Dive Review of Bocas Dive Center/Red Frog Resort in
Panama/Playa del Toros

Bocas Dive Center/Red Frog Resort: "Wish the weather was better", Jun, 2017,

by William Wallis, CO, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9857 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Excellent service. Very few divers in June. 1-3 divers on the boat with two dive masters. Due recent rains vis was poor to fair and the small number of divers made it uneconomical to go out to the higher rated dive sites. Most dives were made in the bay off of Playa del Toros. Corral was unimpressive. Lobster, shrimp, lionfish, spadefish, toadfish. No pelagics.

Gained my nitrox certification with very knowledgeable and helpful instructors.

Used a shorty wetsuit on some dives but due to warm temp used a T-shirt on two tanks Needed a skin suit due to sea mites. Got numerous bites.

The dive center is making major improvements to their facility. Future visitors can stay in rooms at the center. Very beautiful location with lots to do.
Websites Bocas Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Saba, St Martin, Guadaloupe, California, Caymans, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport Playa del Toros Getting There Connect thru Panama City

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 81-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits, had to stay close dive master due to limited vis.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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