Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers)

Coiba, Panama

7 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 2 - 4
Dive Trip to Coiba (for certified divers)
Coiba, Panama

7 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 2 - 4

About this trip

Diving at Coiba means diving the National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) what does not only consist of the island of Coiba but also other beautiful smaller islands, most of them offer also virgin white sand beaches.  

It will take our fast boats between 50 minutes to 1:20 hours to reach our first dive site, where after a site briefing and buddy check you will dive into the Coiba wonderworld for up to ONE hour (depending on your air  consumption and allowed no decompression time).


The standard day tour consists of two dives on two dive sites chosen accordingly to the interests and experience levels of the group and environmental conditions. All dives are guided by our experienced and certified PADI instructors or dive masters. An additional third dive can be booked usually directly on the day of the trip (conditions permitting). In between the dives you have time to relax on pristine beaches go for snorkeling or a short hike. 

 “Think of the number of fish you have seen elsewhere and double it.  Think about the size of the fish you have seen and double that as well.  That sums up the promise of diving… Coiba” (this is how the UK DIVER magazine describes it)


You will see a variety of life on all sites: reef sharks are common on all sites, turtles, schools of jacks, snappers, barracudas can be seen frequently the year around and there is, of course, the whole range of tropical reef life. Whales, whale sharks, mantas and devil rays can be seen at certain times. We do not like to rush our guests, therefore our dives last up to 60 minutes if air consumption and No Decompression limit allows for it, so doing 2 dives with Scuba Coiba gives you almost the same under water time as three dives with some other operators. 

What’s included

  • Rental gear
    BCD, regulator, wetsuit (fins and mask if needed)
  • lunch
    cold packed lunch, snakc or fruits, water
  • 2 guided tanks
    upgrade to 3dives possible in Santa Catalina (weather depending)
  • parkentry fee
    National Park entry fee ($ 20.00 visitors, $ 5.00 Panamanian residents)
  • crew tips
  • NItrox tanks


Day trip to Coiba
Day trip to Coiba (certified divers)

 We ask our divers to test their equipment at our dive center before leaving 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 first dive site, where you will receive the briefing of the site and any special procedures for it. After a maximal dive time of an hour, 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.  

Your Organizer

Scuba Coiba S.A.
7 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


Excellent trip, our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. Would definitely recommend!
By Toby W for Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers) on 03 Feb, 2023
Such a great moment. Everything was well organised and the diving were amazing! Hardly recommend it!
By Marianne M for Discover Scuba Experience (Trial Dive for not certified divers) on 28 Jan, 2023
Thank you Marianne, planned last minute and worked out fine. Hope having you back one day
By Scuba Coiba S.A. on 28 Jan, 2023
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
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