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
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.
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.
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).