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Best Scuba Diving In Coiba

Dive Base Coiba is the first dive center located in Pixvae, only 20 short minutes away from the Coiba National Park.

We’re dedicated to leading divers on an unforgettable journey through the spectacular underwater realm of Coiba National Park, the best scuba diving in Panama! Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a curious adventurer taking your first plunge, you’ve chosen the perfect place!

We take pride in being one of Panama’s largest and most reputable dive center, offering professional PADI courses and exceptional scuba diving trips to Isla Coiba, tailored to all levels of divers.

Our commitment to superior customer service and Safety ensures unforgettable dive excursions.

Diving With Dive Base Coiba

We offer packages for beginners to expert divers.

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Diving in Coiba National Park

Certified divers, enhance your Panama journey with a day or two of scuba diving in Coiba National Park – an awe-inspiring underwater adventure.

All - Inclusive Packages

With accommodation, meals, and all the necessary equipment provided, it's a convenient and hassle-free way to enjoy a scuba diving adventure in Panama.

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Discover Scuba Diving

New to diving? Dive into an unforgettable experience with Discover Scuba Diving in Panama at Coiba!

Client Testimonials

  • star rating  My son and I dove this weekend with Dive Base Coiba and it was the experience of a lifetime. Quick backstory before the review. DBC was founded by Kevan Mantell,... read more

    May 29, 2023

    star rating  This was my first ever dive! I felt so completely taken care of by Joshua and his brother Will. They are masters of the sea, know all of the best... read more

    Staci B
    February 26, 2023

    star rating  Best Dive Operator - I am a retired PADI Instructor. I can say without question that diving with Kevan Mantell at Dive Base Coiba is the very best anyone can ever hope for anywhere... read more

    February 7, 2021
  • star rating  Amazing diving in Panama - We were lucky enough to get a ride to Pixvae with Kevan’s charming son Will who met us in Sona, I wont lie the journey was hot and... read more

    April 28, 2020

    star rating  dive with an absolute Pro - well, the way to Pixvae is an adventurous drive but that's the guarantee you will not end in a dive base packing 20 people in a dive boat. Kevan is... read more

    May 12, 2019

    star rating  Amazing Diving - We just returned from another outstanding dive trip with Kevan. Kevan’s attention to detail and safety is excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the Coiba area. ... read more

    Tracy Z
    May 9, 2019
  • star rating  Amazing Experience for kids and adults alike - We just got back from a weekend at Pixvae. We were a large group of 18 people with several Padi Junior Divers among the group. Kevan and his team did... read more

    Astrid G
    March 27, 2019

    star rating  Diving --
    Kevan is an amazing dive-master. He is the most experienced, helpful, caring, safety-conscious, and educational guide we've ever had, and we've dived the world! He works... read more

    Loretta K
    January 2, 2019

    star rating  Highlight of our trip ! - This was, hands down, the most special time of our road trip from California to Panama.
    We found out about Kevan and Dive Base Coiba randomly. After exploring his... read more

    October 13, 2018
  • star rating  The absolute best experience! - I have lived in Panama for almost 13 years and have been to Pixvae and with Kevan Mantell several times. It never gets old or boring.
    ... read more

    September 24, 2018

    star rating  DBC, a hidden Gem! - Dive Base Coiba is definitely a top notch Dive Center and more than that. Pixvae is a lost paradise!. Look no further if you’re and adventurous person who’s willing to... read more

    September 23, 2018

    star rating  Incredible Dive and Snorkel Experience! - I have lived in Panama for a little less than one year and have made the 5-hour trek to Dive Base Coiba for three of those weekends. My first visit... read more

    Maura N
    May 29, 2018
  • star rating  Amazing experience - Dive Base Coiba is the best dive shop in Panama. Kevan Mantell is a true professional and his attention to detail and safety is at the highest level it... read more

    Ken Z
    May 14, 2018

    star rating  The dive instructor was hospitable and has unbelievable experienced.
    The knowledge of the area and its history was almost as amazing as the dive sites themselves. Our dive instructor... read more

    March 25, 2018

    star rating  Look no further, This is the Panama Dive you are looking for. - I usually don't leave reviews but felt compelled in this instance...

    Kevan Mantell owns Dive Base Coiba, he is as professional as it gets, even down to the amazing... read more

    Tyler C
    March 5, 2018
  • star rating  Perfect adventures, thanks to Kevan and Dive Base Coiba! - Kevan and his team at Dive Base Coiba could not have been any better. Kevan took us on three days of adventures for the five of us; some of... read more

    January 26, 2018

    star rating  Second dive trip with Dive Base Coiba - Long overdue review, but my son, friend and I did our second weekend with Kevan Mantell in late November. Once again, truly an amazing weekend. Saw dozens of white tipped... read more

    December 26, 2017

    star rating  Dive Base Coiba - an amazing eco-tourism underwater adventure - I and three marine biologists studying the coral reef ecosystem at Uva Island scheduled a trip for four days of diving with Kevan. We were treated as royalty by Kevan... read more

    peter g
    April 9, 2017
  • star rating  Amazing People, Beautiful Location, Unforgettable Experience - We have dove with Kevan Mantell/ Dive Base Coiba ten times. There are two things that stand out to me about their dive operation.

    1) Safety first -... read more

    Audra W
    April 3, 2017

About Pixvae

Pixvae is an excellent location for divers to explore Coiba and the Archipelago of Contreras. With easy access to local dive sites, the area offers a diverse range of marine life for all skill levels. Non-divers can enjoy beaches, mangrove forests, and local culture. Pixvae is a peaceful village with friendly locals and delicious cuisine, making it an ideal location for an unforgettable adventure in Panama.

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