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WELCOME TO THE PANAMA DIVE SCHOOL

The Sun’s Out

Panama Dive School is a PADI diver center that offers all services to customers of all ages.

 

THE INSIDE STORY

Who We Are

After over ten years of commercial diving in the Gulf of Mexico, Tony Stead decided to share his love for diving and set up the Panama Dive School in Bocas del Toro, Panama:


  • Our business is a PADI Dive Resort, and our passion is teaching people of all ages to dive comfortably and confidently.

  • Our experience, passion and commitment make our business one of the best in the industry, with a loyal community of clients who keep coming back to our shop time after time.

  • At Panama Dive School, we believe that diving should be both safe and fun, and our professional PADI-certified dive instructors will ensure that your dive courses and fun dives exceed your expectations.

 
 

PADI DIVE INSTRUCTION COURSES

Discover Scuba Diving

Basic Scuba Diver

Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Rescue Diver

Dive Master

TIGER ROCK & POLO BEACH CAVES

These top dive-sites are weather-dependent and available only to advanced certified divers unless accompanied by a PADI instructor. Please email us for details.

 

OUR TEAM

Panama Dive School is committed to providing lessons that not only fit every level or age, but also infuse our supportive and innovative teaching approach. Check out our instructors below.

TONY STEAD

Former commercial diver and underwater welder in the Gulf of Mexico, Tony enhances his students' knowledge beyond the scope of sport diving requirements.

LANA PETELLE

Lana Patelle exudes quiet competence and is a gifted instructor who takes pride in her work and is able to calm the most apprehensive novice and ensure a successful and enjoyable course completion.

MARK CASTRO

Dive Master & Photographer
Mark is a talented diver and accomplished photographer who leads certified divers.

 

FERNANDO FORCHINEY

Fernando is the boat captain at Panama Dive School and is responsible for boat operation and maintenance. He assists divers with water entry and exit and stays topside during your dive.

 

BEST PALS

Monkey (right), best dive dog and his student Goose. Sadly Monkey is gone, but never forgotten.

 
Scuba Divers