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Address: Main Street, Panama
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great first diving experience and open water class

Me and my boyfriend had our first diving experience with BWS and it was really good. We did our open water classe in 3 days and everything went very well and smoothly. We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2015
JustynaRajpold
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Me and my boyfriend had our first diving experience with BWS and it was really good. We did our open water classe in 3 days and everything went very well and smoothly. We were diving with Freddy who was very nice and professional and made us feel confident and safe at all times. We saw lots of animals and really... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Two dives with BWS. Very experienced people and good rental equipment. Very good dive shop. First dive was average and second dive was very good. Recommned this dive shop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

There are many places in Bocas del Toro that offer scuba diving it was just luck that I found Bocas Water Sports. I found the owner John and his dive guides to very friendly and helpful. They were exceptionally accommodating on setting up dives. They were very knowledgeable of the area and helpful in planning the dives. I also found... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

I came to Bocas with a few friends looking to do some diving and would highly recommend BWS to divers of any level. We came with a group of four. One did a discover scuba dive, one got her open water certification, I got my advanced cert and another already had her advanced and joined for some dives. BWS was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

It might not be the biggest and modern shop but we were not disappointed and really enjoyed our dives. John and his staff, Modesto, Hector, Freddy, William and Helen were very friendly and helpful. As for the diving itself, on one day visibilty was not great because of the rain but on another we had a great time with big... More 

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Snohomish, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

We are part time residents of Bocas and the rest of the year we live in the US. We always use Bocas Water Sports for our dive needs. John is great and and is always willing to help. Stop by and have a chat with John. He can get you certified or just take you out to see all the... More 

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Huntsville
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience. The owner was very helpful in picking and dropping us off and setting up our dives. Thank you. I found the other dive instructors hanging around the facility were not friendly, and the dive master I had leading the dive was not experienced. Their equipment was also not up to par. BCD's... More 

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Worldwide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Had a great day of diving in Bocas with this shop. John, the owner, is very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. His staff is excellent, and our DM, Arianna was wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

I have done my open water course with these guys and just couldn't praise them more! It was my first diving experience and am happy to have chosen Bocas Water Sports! John, the owner, was extremely helpful ang gave plenty great tips not only about my course but stay in Bocas in general. The crew are great, my instructor Hector... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

These guys run a serious diving operations. A lot of dive operators don't take the safety precautions they should with diving. Furthermore the instructors are top notch and will make sure that you get the skills required for certification right! John the owner is also very helpful and will gladly answer any questions you may have about Bocas! Ask him... More 

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