Zapatillas Dive Center

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Underwater turtle with divers from Panama - Bocas Del Toro

Scuba dive in Panama : we are glad to offer our own diving tours and PADI courses at Al Natural Resort, in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro in Panama. We are taking small groups of divers to the protected reefs around the Zapatillas Cays in the national marine park. Also, there are the many nearby reefs inside the lagoon, including the very colorful soft coral gardens at Crawl Cay, and the large reefs on the open sea side of the island of Bastimentos, just behind the resort, where you can enjoy many impressive wall dives and cave explorations. The lagoon in front of Al Natural offers very enjoyable and safe waters to practice the PADI courses.

Abner on a beach of the Bocas Del Toro archipelago (Panama)

Dive in Panama : we are the only dive operator in the islands of Bocas del Toro who offers those dives regularly and who offers them at a competitive price due to our location, as we are far away from Bocas, but closest to the best dive sites and the Bastimentos National Marine Park in Bocas Del Toro. More remote trips to the famous Tiger Rock are also offered.

All diving tours and courses are given by Mr. Abner Aguilar from Roatan, Honduras, certified by PADI as Master Scuba Diver Instructor, IDC Staff Instructor and Specialty Instructor as Cave Diving, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Underwater Digital Photographer and Emergency Oxygen Provider.

There is a 7% ITBM taxes to be added to the below prices.

FUN DIVES

Shark in the seabed close to the islands of Bocas del Toro - Panama

  • 2 tanks per dive:
    $120.00 per person, minimum 2 divers
  • 1 tank per dive:
    $90.00 per person, minimum 2 divers

Includes: boat dive, dive master, captain, snack + all the fun dive equipment (tanks, belt, weights, BCD, mid-length wet suit, regulator and fins/mask/snorkel).

$10.00 discount per day if diver provides its own diving equipment except for tanks, belt and weights.

NIGHT DIVES

Shark near coral reefs Panama - Bastimentos - Bocas Del Toro

1 tank, including flashlight:
$100.00 per person (3 or more divers)

$150.00 per person (2 divers)

$15.00 discount per day if diver provides its own diving equipment except for tanks, belt and weights.

 

 

SPECIAL TRIP to Tiger Rock

2 tanks, dive master, captain, snack on the boat

  • $180.00 per person (3 or more divers)
  • $200.00 per person (2 divers)

$10.00 discount per day if diver provides its own diving equipment except for tanks, belt and weights.

 

MULTI DIVE PACKAGES

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The following multiple tank dive packages are available (fun dives only, minimum 2 divers, 2 tanks per dive), price per person:

  • 4 Dive Package (2 x 2 tanks): $220.00 p. p. on line, $230.00 p.p. at destination
  • 6 Dive Package (3x 2 tanks): $300.00 p.p. on line, $315.00 p.p. at destination
  • 8 Dive Package (4 x 2 tanks): $380.00 p. p. on line, $400.00 p.p. at destination

Includes: 2 tank minimum boat dive, dive master, captain, snack + full dive equipment (tanks, belt and weight + BCD, wet suit, regulator and fins/mask/snorkel).
Are excluded night dives and more remote dives at Tiger Rock.

$10.00 discount per day if diver provides its own diving equipment except for tanks, belt and weights.

 

PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING:

Discover scuba divingA couple of divers in Bastimentos - Bocas Del Toro - Panama provides an opportunity for anyone to try scuba diving under the supervision of a certified PADI instructor. This is perfect to learn a little bit about diving and go on an exploratory dive in the amazing full of coral heads and reefs lagoon from Panama. If you decide to go ahead with the full certification, this initiation can be credited towards your PADI Open Water Discover Certification.

Includes: 1 practice session and 1 initiation dive with instructor:
$150.00 per person (one or two divers)
Experience a 2nd dive with instructor (1 tank): $60.00 p.p. (one or two divers)

 

 

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE:

This a 3-4 day course which includes practice sessions in shallow waters and four open water dives + full dive equipment (tanks, belt and weight, BCD, mid-length wet suit, fins/mask/snorkel for person taking the course). You will learn all the basic principles of diving, how to assemble your equipment, and most importantly, how to maximize the security and enjoyment of your dives. Upon completion, you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver Certification, which will allows you to dive down to 18 meters at any dive shop in the world and is valid for life!

Includes: 5 confined water sessions + 4 open water dives from boat (practice and fun diving) + PADI Open Water Certification. 3-4 night minimum stay;
$450.00 p.p. on line, $490.00 p.p. at destination (one or two divers)

With one extra 2 tanks dive, $550.00 p.p. on line, $590.00 p.p. at destination (two divers minimum). 4/5 night minimum stay.

 

PADI ADVANCED DIVE COURSE:

Scuba Diving in Bastimentos - Bocas del Toro - PanamaThis course is perfect for anyone with an Open Water Diver Certification who wants to explore more exiting and specialized diving. You can go on a night dive to see the different life that comes out after dark or a dive to 30 meters to check out the creatures of the deep, or maybe you will like to see a wreck of an old cargo ship resting in the reef. You will do 5 dives and be certified as a PADI Advanced Diver, which will allow you to dive up to 40 meters.

Advance courses available (is included 5 out of those advance specialties: CAVE DIVING, DEEP DIVING, NIGHT DIVING, NAVIGATION DIVE, PEAK PERFORMANCE BUYONCY, UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, DRIFT DIVING , WRECK DIVE and  SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVE (+$50.00 per diver).

Includes: 5 dives (5 tanks) from dive boat, dive instructor, captain, snack+ one extra fun dive (1 tank) + PADI Advance Diving Certification, 3 night minimum stay.

$450.00 p.p. on line and $490.00 p.p. at destination (one or two divers)

With one extra 2 tank dive:  $550.00 p.p. on line and $590.00 p.p. at destination (two divers minimum) 4 night minimum stay

 

PADI RESCUE COURSE:

murene from diving in Panama - Bastimentos - Bocas Del ToroFor those divers who appreciate good and safety practices and like to be prepared for any situation. This is also one step towards becoming a PADI Divemaster or even Instructor. In this course, you will learn how to prevent possible accidents and evaluate different rescue situations and safely assist a tired, panicked or unconscious diver. You will be certified in Emergency First Response and CPR as well as a  PADI Rescue Diver.

Includes: 10 rescue scenarios, including the CPR, minimum 4 dives, 3/4 night minimum stay
$550.00 p.p. on line, $590.00 p.p. at destination (one or two divers);

 

PADI DIVE MASTER COURSE:

Dive among schools of fish in Panama - Bastimentos - Bocas Del ToroAs a PADI Divemaster, you will learn the inner workings of a dive shop, assist in instructing courses, and perfect your diving skills. This course is a minimum of 4 weeks and you must have completed 60 dives to be certified. Once you are certified, you can guide any certified Open Water Divers on dives and work in almost any dive shop in the world. If interested, inquire about our internship program.

$725.00 + $250.00 for Divemaster Crew Pack + $85.00 for application. Total $1,060.00 on line. (final price depends number of dives that are needed to complete the 60 dives requirements).

Prerequisites:  Age 18, PADI Rescue Diver (or other qualifying certification), Current Emergency First Response (or other current CPR certification), Medical clearance signed by a physician, 40 logged dives, Good physical shape.

SPECIAL DIVE & NIGHT PACKAGES (prices are in US dollars)

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The Al Natural Multi Dive and Night Packages include the transfer to and from Bocas Del Toro in Panama, three daily meals, wine with dinner, free use of the kayaks and snorkel equipment, AND the indicated number of  2 tank boat dives (excluding night dives and dive to remote Tiger Rock) + full diving equipment (tanks, belt, weights BCD, mid-length wet suit, fins/mask/snorkel). There is a 8.5% local service tax to be added to those prices.

Each of these packages requires that all the occupants of a same bungalow are taking a dive package. Those packages are not available between Christmas and New Year.

High Season (December 1 to April 30)
Price per person
(double occupancy, 2 divers)
Night Package with Dives Each additional tank (minimum 2 tank dive & 2 divers)
Each additional night without diving Each additional night with one 2 tank dive (2 divers)
3 Nights With 4 dives (2 x 2 tanks dives)
Superior Natural House 670 55 150 260
Regular Natural House 580 55 120 230
5 nights With 6 dives (3 x 2 tank dives)
Superior Natural House 1025 50 145 245
Regular Natural House 875 50 115 215
7 nights with 8 dives (4 x 2 tank dives)
Superior Natural House 1360 47.5 140 235
Regular Natural House 1150 47.5 110 205

 

Low Season rate 2019 (May 1 to May 30, July 15 to November 30)
Price per person
(double occupancy, 2 divers)
Night Package with dives Each additional tank (minimum 2 tank dive and 2 divers) Each additional night without diving 
Each additional night
with one 2 tank dive (2 divers)
3 Nights With 4 dives (2 x 2 tanks dives)
Superior Natural House 580 55 120 235
Regular Natural House 535 55 105 205
5 nights With 6 dives (3 x 2 tank dives)
Superior Natural House 875 50 115 215
Regular Natural House 800 50 100 200
7 nights with 8 dives (4 x 2 tank dives)
Superior Natural House 1150 47.5 110 205
Regular Natural House 1045 47.5 95 190

 

PADI OPEN WATER COURSE & NIGHT PACKAGES

anemone from diving in Panama - Bastimentos - Bocas Del ToroThe Al Natural Padi Open Water Course and Night Packages include the transfer to and from Bocas Del Toro in Panama, three daily meals, wine with dinner, free use of the kayaks and snorkel equipment, AND Padi Open water courses + 5 confined water sessions + 4 open water dives from boat (practice and fun diving) + PADI Open Water Certification + full diving equipment (tanks, belt and weight, BCD, mid-length wet suit, fins/mask/snorkel for person taking the course). There is a 8.5% local tourist tax and service tax to be added to those prices.

Each of these packages requires that all the occupants of a same bungalow are taking a dive package. Those packages are not available between Christmas and New Year.

High Season Rate
PADI Open Water Course Package, Price Per Person (double occupancy) 4 nights with Open Water course,
2 persons taking the course
4 nights with Open Water course,
1 person taking the course
4 nights + 4 tanks for diving buddy of the 1 person taking the course (w/ tank, weight and belt for diving buddy) Each additional night Without diving for the person taking the course and the diving buddy Each additional night with one 2 tank dive after OWC (2 divers)
Superior Natural House 1040 1050 800 150 250
Regular Natural House 920 930 640 120 220

 

Low Season Rate 2019
PADI Open Water Course Package,
Price Per Person (double occupancy)
4 nights with Open Water course,
2 persons taking the course
4 nights with  Open Water course,
1 person taking the course
4 nights + 4 tanks for diving buddy diving of the 1 person taking the course (w/ tank, weight and belt for diving buddy) Each additional night Without diving for person taking the course and the diving buddy    Each additional night with 2 tank dive after OWC
(2 divers)
Superior Natural House 920 930 680 120 220
Regular Natural House 860 870 620 105 205

 

PADI ADVANCE DIVE COURSE & NIGHT PACKAGES

These packages include the transfer to and from Bocas Del Toro in Panama, three daily meals, wine with dinner, free use of the kayaks and snorkel equipment, AND the PADI Advance courses, including PADI Advance Diving Certification + full diving equipment + 5 dives out of those advance specialty dives: DEEP DIVING, NIGHT DIVING, NAVIGATION DIVE, PEAK PERFORMANCE BUYONCY, UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, DRIFT DIVING, WRECK DIVE and  SEARCH & RECOVERY DIVE (+$50.00 per diver).

There is a 8.5% local tourist tax and service tax to be added to those prices.

Each of these packages requires that all the occupants of a same bungalow are taking a package. Those packages are not available between Christmas and New Year.

High Season
PADI Advance Dive Course Package,
Price Per Person (double occupancy)
3 nights with Advance  course, 2 persons taking the course 3 nights with Advance  course, 1 person taking the course 3 night + 5 tanks for diving buddy diving with the 1 diver taking the course (w/ tank, weight and belt for diving buddy) Each additional night Without diving both persons Each additional night with 2 tank dive
(2 divers)
Superior Natural House 890 900 700 150 250
Regular Natural House 800 810 610 120 220

 

Low Season Rate 2019
Advance  Dive Course,
Price Per Person
3 nights with Advance  course, 2 persons taking the course 3 nights with  Advance  course,1 person taking the course 3 nights + 4 tanks  for diving buddy diving with the 1 diver  taking the course (w/ tank, weight and belt for diving buddy) Each additional night Without diving for both persons Each additional night with 2 tank dive
(2 divers)
Superior Natural House 800 810 610 120 220
Regular Natural House 755 765 565 105 205