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Dive Review of Scuba Coiba in
Panama

Scuba Coiba: "Coiba--great diving", May, 2015,

by Terry H Anderson, TX, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8222.

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

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I went to Coiba on a liveaboard 15 years ago, so I was leery that the diving had degenerated--It had not!
Scuba Coiba is an excellent dive operation. The owner Herbie is fair and helpful, and he'll get you local hotel reservations. The Dive Master Cedric is outstanding. I have been diving with hundreds of DMs, and he is among the best. He knows the dive sites, is extremely safety conscious, gives great dive breafings,and is very personable--he loves his job. Dove with him three days in a row off Coiba, and we saw numerous whitetip sharks (10 one one dive), turtles, seahorses, dozens of eels, numerous schools of fish, even a small Manta ray. Great outfit! Highly recommended, and I certainly would be a repeat customer.
Websites Scuba Coiba   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the World
Closest Airport Panama City Getting There 2 buses from Panama City, about 7-8 hours, or drive.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 87-88°F / 31-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Use your computer and dive profile with DM Cedric.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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 Check out your camera at their dive shop. they have two high speed boats, and no camera facilities on-board.
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