SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Bocas Dive Center
Website SCUBA Diving Center:
www.bocasdivecenter.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Country:
Panama
Island/State/City:
Bocas Town
Green Fins Member:
Not available in this country
Marine Conservation Efforts:
Free clean up dive every last Sunday of the month

Teaching and Diving Conditions

Confined water dives (confined open water or swimming pool):
Confined water on-site from our deck.
Open water dive conditions:
Very good all year around. Minimum 10m visibility with a constant 28 celsius water temp. We have 3 boats, our biggest can cary 30 divers, our mid one 16 divers and our smallest 10. On board between dives we offer refreshments and fruits. Big boat has a toilet on board
Classroom details:
2 classrooms with a total capacity of 20 pax. AC, whiteboard coffee, tea, free WIFI all brand new(we moved in a newly build location a few months ago.
Things to see on fun dives:
Over 25 dive sites within 7 minutes boat ride and 6 within 40 minutes. We have everything from coral gardens to wrecks even a plane wreck. Caribbean marine life, nurse sharks, mantas etc.
House Reef:

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
Sidemount, TEC 40, TEC 45 etc.
Freediving courses:
PADI Basic Freediver, Freediver & Advanced Freediver
Business related courses:
Business related courses
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Marine Conservation Fish ID Sponges Conservation
Internships:
Divemaster or Eco Divemaster Course & Internship
Other courses:
No

Local Prices

(Indication of your other expenses)
How to get to the SCUBA diving center from the airport:
Easy we are at the end of main street. However we offer free pickup inside the bay so just shoot us an email.
Transportation costs of description above:
USD 0
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
USD 10
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
USD 5
Beer in a bar:
USD 1.5

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Guillermo "Momo" Veghazi
Name:
Guillermo "Momo" Veghazi
Languages spoken:
English, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2020
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
Originally from Argentina, he trained in Colombia, Panama, Spain and Mexico. He spent years diving in Cozumel, Dominican Republic and the Mediterranean Sea. He is an amateur underwater photographer and is known for his ability to find sea horses (Some call him the sea-horse whisperer)
Website:
bocasdivecenter.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Leandro Mora
Name:
Leandro Mora
Languages spoken:
English, Spanish
Highest certification level:
IDC Staff Instructor / Dive Control Specialist Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2019
Number of courses per year:
150
Additional information:
Teaches in Spanish and English. Also shop's Operations Manager.
Website:
www.bocasdivecenter.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Kelly Paterson
Name:
Kelly Paterson
Languages spoken:
English
Highest certification level:
IDC Staff Instructor / Dive Control Specialist Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2020
Number of courses per year:
170
Additional information:
Speciality instructor for: Deep Wreck Night Fish Id Underwater Navigation Self-Reliant Enriched Air (Nitrox) Underwater Naturalist Peak Performance Buoyancy Aware Coral Conservation EFR with Care for Children & AED Project AWARE
Website:
www.bocasdivecenter.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
PADI IDC & IE Course - August 2021
Website:
bocasdivecenter.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
Instructor
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:
PADI

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of course days
10
Number of examination days
2
Total
12

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
1 - 6
Average number of students per dive course:
4
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:
1

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
We work as a team and there will be several people involved in the teaching / less than half by the same dive professional
Dive instructor joining the students at the exams for support.:
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
USD 2900
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • Examination fee
  • First aid instructor course
  • First aid instructor course materials
  • Instructor course
  • Instructor course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
BDC T-Shirt, Fun dives, Free dives for life, special prices for other courses, use of BDC's facilities and equipment for graduate's own students at discounted rates. MSDT prep includes all of the above PLUS all PADI materials, teaching and certification for 5 specialty Instructor ratings.

Starting Dates

19 August 2021
Instructor Course PADI IDC & IE Course - August 2021 - Bocas Town - Panama

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