Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers)

Coiba National Park

2 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 4
Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers)
Coiba National Park

2 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip



A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the basics to enjoy an introduction dive with a PADI professional – combined with a trip to the beautiful Coiba National Park in Panama.

What you will do?

 Have you always wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Scuba Coiba offers this experience off a beach at Coiba Nationalpark. Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. 

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you'll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:

  • Go over the diving equipment you      use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you'll use during every      scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.

What’s included

  • Theory presentation
    know about the basics before going down
  • shallow water training
    learn how to use your equipment, breathe under water and somme basic skills
  • introduction dive
    strectch your legs and use your fins, experience being weightless under water, breathe and look around
  • your first "real Dive"
    under close control by a trained professional, to a maximum of 12 Meters / 40 feet on a real Coiba National Park dive sites
  • dive equipment
  • snacks/fruits, water and
  • park entry fee Coiba Nat
    USD 20.00 / tourist or USD 5.00 panamanian resident
  • Crew Tips


Itinerary outline
Itinerary Discover Scuba Eperience Coiba National Park


We try to leave Santa Catalina beach between 8:00 and 8:30, so you should be here the afternoon before ill 6:30 or in the morning between 7:30 and 7:45. After a general briefing, we take a boat ride of 1 to 1:30 hours to our training site, where you will receive the briefing and your introduction. After your theory presentation,, skill session and introduction dive (one hour approximately) we will have a break on one of Coiba’s beaches to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, some beaches offer also excellent snorkeling, or possibilities to see monkeys, birds, butterflies or crocodiles. We will also offer you a packed, called lunch with this break.

After the break we will head to a "rel dive site" and your PADI Professional will take you - under his/her close supervision to a real fun dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.

We will be back to Santa Catalina between 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Your Organizer

Scuba Coiba S.A.
2 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


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