Diving is Incredible Underwater Adventures



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. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba divingConfined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skillsOpen Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
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That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.
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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time

oin the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).

Here you can find all the PADI courses.

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The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs



Multi-Day Trips
 Local Diving
We provide the ultimate opportunity to experience Coiba National Park with our multi-day trips. Each day you will dive at incredible sites, sleep on the largest uninhabited island in the world and enjoy delicious meals cooked by our private chef. Contact us today to book your trip with US and our partner Scuba Coiba!
Panama is an indigenous word meaning abundance of fish, butterflies, and trees, and no where else in the the world offers better fish and more amazing diving than in Coiba National Park. The park’s 38 islands offer great ecological and marine diversity, white sand beaches, hardwood tropical forests and wildlife found nowhere else in the world making these islands breathtaking.
Declared a national park in 1992 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, the park covers an area of 270,125 hectares (667,493 acres), of which more than 80% is sea. The park also contains the largest coral reef in the tropical Eastern Pacific. Just a short distance off the park’s west coast, at Hannibal Bank and Jicaron, the sea drops down much deeper to several thousand meters. Here divers can see an incredible abundance of fish and other marine life due to the upwelling of deep seawater and the mixture of different Pacific currents.
Coiba National Park isn’t the only location available to dive here in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Consider giving a few of or local Santa Catalina dive sites a try. A day of “local diving” would include two dives at two different sites with a break in between at a secluded, sandy beach for lunch.

This option is very popular for groups with non-diving guests, allowing exploration of deserted islands and opportunities for great snorkeling, too!

These local dive sites are outside of Coiba National Park (which means no park fees!) and closer to Santa Catalina; some of the spots can be reached in as little as 15 minutes.

At these dive sites you’re practically guaranteed to not see other divers in the water. Also, locally we are still continuing to discover new divesites on a regular basis, so you might even have the chance to be the first human diving at a particular local divesite.
Scuba Coiba is owned by PADI instructor Herbie Sunk, who has been living and diving in Panama since 2000. His team is completed by a multi-lingual staff of PADI instructors guiding and teaching in English, Spanish, German, French, Luxembourgish  and Italian. Our local captains and boat crew are well acquainted with the dive sites in the Gulf of Chiriqui and of Coiba National Park.

The dive instructors of Scuba Coiba have together more than 30 years experience in teaching and dive guiding, have made over 8,000 dives (more than 3,000 in this area of Panama) and have certified around 1,000 students in courses ranging from Open Water to Divemaster.

Advanced Locations

The underwater topography of Coiba National Park is linked to the Cocos
and the Galapagos Islands by the underwater Cordillera mountain,
allowing divers to see many of the same species of animals in all three
locations. The Lonely Planet for Panama describes diving in Coiba as
“the best between Mexico and Colombia.” Encounters with whitetip reef
sharks, many different rays and turtles is quite normal, as is swimming
with schools of sturgeon, butterfly and angelfish, barracudas, Pacific
spadefish, jacks and tuna. Also sightings of humpback and pilot whales,
orcas, dolphins, tiger, bull, whale and hammerhead sharks are possible
at certain times.
From Publications

“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.” (DIVER Magazine, May 2005)

“So many fish swam over, under and around us that I gave up naming and counting and just enjoyed them.” (Undercurrent Magazine, March 2006)
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Who We Are ?

Our Staff is composed from experienced PADI Divemasters, Instructors and also one Padi Course Director. The primary goal is the safety and the quality of our courses and daily expeditions.
We would like to welcome you very soon in the National Parc Coiba.
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    Filled with the fascination of an expedition, the UNESCO National Parc COIBA this is a breathtaking journey into an undiscovered natural paradise.
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Phone: +352 360 763
Phone: +507 650 311 78
Clle Principale, Sa Antonio
Portobelo, Colón
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Scuba Coiba
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66121 Saarbrücken
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Located in the Gulf of Chiriqui on Panama’s Pacific coast, Scuba Coiba provides easy and fast access to the world-class dive sites of Coiba National Park. Diving in Coiba and other local sites is best characterized as diving in pristine, almost unexplored waters, teeming with fish.

More than 20 Years of experience in the diving industry.

100% IDC rating

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