4 day dive trip Coiba National Park with 3 nights on private island

Coiba, Panama

5 reviews
Feb 12 - 15, 2023
Group size: 4 - 6
4 day dive trip Coiba National Park with 3 nights on private island
Coiba, Panama

5 reviews

Feb 12 - 15, 2023
Group size: 4 - 6

About this trip

Live the Dream - Get closer to the big fish

Scuba Coiba offers the most comfortable way to dive BIG fish Eastern Pacific at a fraction of Live-a-board costs - small groups and great lodging. Come live your dream of exploring the best dive sites in Central America – Coiba National Park Panama, one of the pillars of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Shark Triangle.

· Pacific BIG Underwater Life (sharks, rays, whales, turtles, schooling predators...

· Closest place to stay – Liquid Jungle Lab at private island Simca, on the boarder of Coiba

· Some of the best dive sites in a distance of 5 to30 minutes

· Lodging with full board in comfortable, private rooms with on-suit hot-water bathrooms,  WiFi, air-condition - at a fraction of Live-a-Board boat prices               

· Dive with the most experienced dive professionals of Coiba, the ORIGINAL Dive Center – since 2003

Terms and Conditions - Cancellation Poli

please read our terms, conditions, and cancellation policies

Please consider covering diving-  and travel risks with an insurance policy

Personal package

Please bring only necessary items to the island, some change of dry clothes, personal sanitary items, sun- and rain protection, your phone, and your underwater camera. The boats are small and we only can take luggage the size of airplane hand luggage on the boats. You can store your other luggage at the dive center in Santa Catalina or Pixvae.

What’s included

  • 4 days diving, 12 tanks
  • boat transfer to Simca
    boat transport from Santa Catalina or Pixvae to Isla Simca and back
  • 3 nights
    3 nights at The Liquid Jungle Lab @ Isla Simca (private island), in private rooms (double occupancy), air-conditioning, en-suite hot water bathroom, WiFi, dining area and much more
  • full board and beverages
    full board from linch day one to lunch last day, snacks and water on the boats, non alcoholic beverages plus limited beer and wine with dinners
  • PADI divemasters
    all dives guided by PADI instructors or divemasters
  • tanks, weights
  • rental gear if needed
    we have all of the basic rental gear, if you do not want to bring your own equipment
  • Park entry fee Coiba
    $ 20.00 per day/person entry fee to the Coiba National Park
    32 - 36% Nitrox on request, $ 10.00/tank
  • Value Added Tax
    7% Value Added Tax of Panama
  • Hotels before and after
    Hotel accommodation in Santa Catalina or Pixvae can be arranged for and after the trip on request
  • land- or airtransport
    transport to/from Sata Catalina or Pixvae is not included but can be arranged. Santa Catalina by road, Pixvae by road or by charter flight
  • crew tips
  • single room
    single room surcharge $ 85.00 / night

Available options


4 day trip Coiba
4 day dive trip Coiba with 3 nights stay at The Liquid Jungle Lab

Our mission is simple: 

Provide our guests with the best possible service at reasonable rates so that they can enjoy their trip as much as possible. We offer 3- to 6-day trips or longer packages based on your needs.

Comfortable stay for affordable prices and close to the dive sites:

This is why we have decided to offer dive- and stay packages at the Liquid Jungle Lab on Simca Island, this way we can offer you a unique experience that will allow you to enjoy your dive adventure at its fullest. From here, you'll be able to reach many dive sites within 15 minutes by boat and some remote sites – rarely visited in day trips (because of the long boat ride of 2 hours+) from Santa Catalina in 30 to 45 minutes. Enjoy a comfortable stay with delicious food, drink, and accommodations at a fraction of the cost of live-a-board diving.


Most experienced guides and crew:


We have been working since 2003 in this area - the first and original dive center of Coiba. Scuba Coiba's guides are the most experienced around Coiba. They have been working together for many years and have over 50 years of combined experience as divers themselves – more than 30 years combined around Coiba only! They'll make you feel right at home with their laid-back attitudes, knowledge of the ocean, and willingness to go out of their way for you.

Short itinerary:

Usually, we start our trip from Santa Catalina, leaving at 8:00 am the first day and heading towards Coiba National Park. We will do 3 dives, have a cold lunch on a beach and check into The Liquid Jungle Lab in the afternoon, enjoying the private jungle setting of our accommodation. Day 2 and 3 we start from Isla Simca after breakfast. Day 3 (or last day, extension days are available) we return after the third dive to Santa Catalina, where will arrive around 4:00 pm.

On request, it is also possible to start and/or end the trip in Pixvae instead of Santa Catalina. A new road is being built from Sona to Pixvae and after it is finished in 2023, it will be only 1 hour drive from Sona to Pixvae. Pixvae also has an airstrip owned by Isla Simca, which makes it possible to fly into Pixvae by charter and get a transfer to Simca (20 to minutes by boat).

Your Organizer

Scuba Coiba S.A.
5 reviews
Scuba Coiba, the ORIGINAL Dive Center in Santa Catalina & Coiba since 2003. If big fish and plenty of fish is what you want, we are here to help you encounter them


It was a fantastic trip with a perfect organised crew. We forgot to book a trip early so we had to write the diving center the day before. Luckily they had space for two beginners. First Cynthia explain us how to dive and the most important things. Then we started training right at the sea. After some training and easy exercises we started with real diving down to 12 meters. We saw a lot of fish, turtles and sharks. Cynthia made pictures and videos and send them to us after the trip It was a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend booking a trip with this crew!
By Andreas A for Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers) on 21 Jan, 2023
Dear Andreas, thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you had fun with your first diving experience and hope you will continue diving.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 21 Jan, 2023
We had a fantastic time. We booked for two days. After the first we booked a third day. It was a great expirence. The diveinstructors were just amazing and really professional. We felt very save at all times. It was the highlight of our trip! We'll try to come back and would definitely recommend Scuba Coiba to anyone looking for a great adventure in Santa Catalina. A huge thank you to Herbie and his team
By Claudio H for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on 06 Jan, 2023
Thank you very much Claudio. We really enjoyed having you diving with us and honoring it booking an additional day. We would be happy to welcome you again one day.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 07 Jan, 2023
Excellent dive location. Interesting biodiversity with fantastic landscapes. Booking process for the dive was quick and easy and dive shop personal very polite and professional. Our dive guide Cynthia was very helpful and experienced.
By Esteban P for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on 02 Dec, 2022
Thank you very much Esteban. And thank you also for the nice videos you sent us. It was a pleasure having you diving with us and hope to welcome another time again.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 02 Dec, 2022
I went diving in Coiba with Scuba Coiba and it was a fantastic experience. In my 3 dives I saw many different types of fish, reef sharks and even bullsharks. Thanks to the good equipment I had 3 smooth dives and could enjoy the underwater world to the fullest. We stopped twice at a remote island where we had snacks and water - it was absolutaly beautiful. The food was delicious and everything was very well organised. I really enjoyed my dive trip to Coiba and I‘m looking forward to coming back and dive again with you.
By Céline R for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on 01 Apr, 2022
First of all I have to thank Herbie, Cori and the Stuff. My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience. We felt really safe and where taken care of from the first second on. Had a good lunch meal amd saw so many diffrent species. Thank xou very much Scuba Coiba for this amazing experience!
By Manuel H for Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers) on 18 Feb, 2022
Dear Manual, thank you for your review. We take care, that our custmers will receive the best possible experience. Especially in such life changing first trials of breathing underwater and moving through a different workd underwater. Keep diving
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 18 Feb, 2022