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Scuba 6 ECO Diving

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Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
+507 6722-5245
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Much more than just going for a dive!

In short: very personal and unique dive shop. Informative marine lecture prior to dive. Close... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
WandererfromVan
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Vancouver
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Most comprehensive pre dive I’ve ever had

Beautiful dives, proficient dive masters, quality equipment and small group. I recommend for anyone... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Emmy125
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Arizona
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Welcome to Scuba 6 Eco Diving and our little corner of paradise. Specializing in small groups allows us to do things differently. First, we offer high quality personalized service and cater to the client’s individual needs. Our extra-long bottom times, one-of-a-kind dive briefings and our unique and innovative way of guiding the dives have earned us the reputation of offering the best dive experiences in Bocas del Toro. When it comes to dive training, we make an extra effort to help students attain a higher level of skills and confidence than normally achieved.That’s the difference passion makes. We are the only dive operation in Panama to offer eco diving and citizen scientist programs that show divers how to collect scientific data that marine biologists and foundations will use to help protect the marine environment this in turn makes your dives even more fun. We also apply sustainable business practices and continuously strive to leave less of a footprint. Michel is co-owner and a PADI Course Director with a stellar reputation and over 25 years dive experience. Ginette is co-owner, a PADI instructor with over 20 years dive experience - her passion is coral reef ecology. All team members are trained in eco diving and sustainable practices. Come dive with us and find out first hand why so many people make us their number one choice.
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Main Street | Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 0101, Panama
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

In short: very personal and unique dive shop. Informative marine lecture prior to dive. Close attention from dive master and excellent gear. Don't panic if you dont get an immediate email response. The longer version: I was staying at Selina Red Frog in Bastimentos and...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful dives, proficient dive masters, quality equipment and small group. I recommend for anyone new to diving or advanced divers.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We went for two dives today and it was really wonderful! We came in early, could have some breakfast at the hostel that is on the same side and we had a proper introduction to what we would might see while diving (completed with signs)....More

Thank Jessica V
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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you Jessica for the good words. Was happy to give you the best info we could about the marine environment you've explored

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

My boyfriend did his Advanced Open Water in this school and was very happy about the overall experience (people at the dive shop, teacher, etc.). He and the owners (a couple) convinced me to give diving another try (I didn't dive since my Open Water...More

Thank Mela F
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I really had a great experience with Scuba6. Michelle, Marie and Glen are all very good instructors. I'm very glad I got my open sea padi with scuba 6. It's also nice that after each dive they educated us about the fishes we saw.

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Michel L, Owner at Scuba 6 ECO Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you Matteo for your nice review. Enjoy your newly acquired skills and discover the water world.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Whole crew there was amazing. Big thank you to Jeanette, Micheal, Glen. I have my reservations with the diving it self as they should have explain more about how deep we are going to submerge to at the beginning especially that the conditions were a...More

Thank enderjjk
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I went diving with Scuba 6 Eco diving in Bastimentos and it was one of the greatest scuba diving experience I had. Ginette and Michel were extremely ressourceful with a million fun facts about marine biology. The dive shop is also contributing a lot to...More

Thank Marie P
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Went there to dive, found the owners very disorganized. They would have your dives booked with specific times yet when new clients would come they would jam everyone into the same group and you would wait around for at least an hour doing nothing. If...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I did my PADI open water certification with scuba 6 and had never been diving before. Michele and Ginette were wonderful teachers and I had an incredible time. They always explained exercises and dive plans ahead of time and made sure I felt safe. The...More

Thank Christian H
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I did both my PADI Open Water and Advanced Certificate at Scuba 6 Eco Diving. Professional and exceptionally experienced diving crew whose interests go way beyond fun diving and earning money. You'll learn how to dive economically sustainable and if you're interested they are happy...More

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Hello Diana, I don't know if they will take you to the same sites but could be that some are the same (it's only a boat ride of a few minutes between the islands). For more Information regarding the diving sites it will... More
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