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

Coiba, Panama

15 reviews
Jan 10 - 13, 2023
Group size: 4 - 4
4 day dive trip Coiba National Park with 3 nights on private island
Coiba, Panama

15 reviews

Jan 10 - 13, 2023
Group size: 4 - 4

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 Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $420

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.
15 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


Everything perfect. Diving, gear, divemaster, boat crew, packed lunch and the whole Coiba National Park
By for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on Dec 01, 2023
Thank you, glad you enjoyed everything and spread the word
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on Dec 01, 2023
The trip was amazing from start to finish. Herbie was very helpful and responsive in giving us advice on getting to Santa Catalina, and when we got there everything was set up with minimal fuss. Our trip was 9 dives and led by Cedric and staying in Pixvae. He was amazing, quickly worked us out both as divers and people and was both entertaining and helpful in and out the water. Pixvae was very cute and the accomodation was perfect for what we needed. The divng was amazing, great variety in life, depth and backdrop. Highlights were the sheer number of fish and sharks, and seeing whales from the boat and hearing them singing underwater. The general scenery above water was also stunning, deserted beaches leading up into jungle hills. I couldnt recommend this trip more for anyone who dives.
By Charlie T for 3 day/2 night/9 dives trip for experienced divers on Oct 01, 2023
Thank you Charlie and friends. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and are happy that your Multi Day trip was a memorable Event. Thx for choosing Scuba Coiba.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on Oct 01, 2023
Cancelled my trip 16 hours in advance without offering alternatives. Would not book with Scuba Coiba again.
By Gretchen N for Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers) on Jul 28, 2023
Dear Gretchen, We are sorry too. Unfortunately one instructor was on a multi-day trip, the other instructor who was assigned to you fell ill the day before and we have one more divemaster who can leead certified divers but not doing courses. I cannot change the fact, that the instructor was sick and could not go diving. I called all other dive dive centers in Santa Catalina, but nobody was able to do the course with you on short notice. I am sorry, but I cannot heal illnesses. I hope you could finish your course somewhere else in the meantime.
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on Jul 29, 2023
We had a wonderful diving trip. Everythwas fantastic. Communication, dive instructor, captain, boat, food, equipment, hostel…100% recommendable.
By Boris S for 3 day/2 night/9 dives trip for experienced divers on Jul 02, 2023
World class diving, millions of fish, and some wonderful hammerheads, and I enjoyed the remoteness and quiet of the basic bunk house on the edge of the Coiba Marine Reserve, and faster access from there. Variable visibility on this trip from 5m in the brown/green thermocline at around 30metres, to 15m in the warmer water above. Adaptor, extension and power packs essential if you want to charge up cameras and lights as generator power was only on for a few hours in the evening, no phone nor WIFI signal at bunk house either. Taking photos was challenging due to the no-stop style of the dive guide and the visibility - the former easily remedied.
By Cheryl H for 3 day/2 night/9 dives trip for experienced divers on May 20, 2023
Thank you CHeryl, it was a pleasure having you diving with us and happy you enjoyed the diving and our service. Hope to see you again one day
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on May 20, 2023
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