WELCOME TO BOCAS TEC DIVING a RAID Instructor Training Center in Bocas del Toro.
An extremely professional and experienced dive shop!
At Bocas Tec Diving we strive to provide divers of all abilities an unforgettable journey through the local underwater hydrosphere here in Bocas del Toro, a perfect scuba diving location in Panama. Let us introduce you to our magical world and all of its curious inhabitants!
We are a RAID Instructor Training Centre and we pride ourselves on offering the best diving experiences available on Bocas del Toro. We run daily scuba diving trips to our local reefs for certified divers. In addition, we offer RAID diving courses ranging from entry level (Open Water) to professional level (Divemaster & Instructor).
Furthermore, we have nurtured a highly qualified and knowledgeable team; there to guarantee both your safety and enjoyment.
Let diving become your lifelong passion!
The worldwide dive community welcomes you with open arms…
We run daily dive trips in the morning, afternoon and night. All the dive sites are located in Bocas del Toro, which covers a series of beautiful islands and wonderful reefs. We take care of everything; new equipment (including wetsuit), transfer to the different dive sites, experienced dive guides and we even give you a small tropical snack during our surface interval.
Try Dive / Discovery Scuba Dive DSD
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Would you like your partner or friend to give it a go? A DSD is for anyone who would like to try scuba diving, but isn’t quite ready to take the full three-day course. Although many dive shops offer this program either in a pool or straight off a beach, at Bocas Tec Diving we conduct our DSD in the shallow areas alongside our beautiful reefs. Our DSD are a quick and easy introduction to assist you in exploring the underwater world.
Why dive? Reasons for diving are about as numerous and varied as the fish in the sea: experiencing the adventure and adrenaline that comes with exploring the earths hydrosphere, finding the peace and quiet that comes with submerging yourself beneath the waves, curiosity to meet some of the most beautiful and bizarre creatures living on this planet, fascination with the myriad of colors and shapes of the coral, desire to overcome a fear of the ocean and it’s inhabitants… the list is endless!
Whatever your reason, Bocas Del Toro is a beautiful place to develop your diving proficiency. Work your way up through our different RAID Courses and Levels, utilising our very personal and student-centred approach in groups no bigger than four.
A Divemaster is one of the most highly respected ratings in the dive community and the first professional level within the RAID training system. As a RAID Divemaster you can plan, organise and lead dives for certified divers, a crucial step and prerequisite for becoming a RAID Instructor.
If you love diving and want to share your passion with others, if you are looking for an exciting new career or to travel the worlds vast oceans with a professional credential under your belt, the RAID Divemaster course is for you.
Instructor Development Programme (IDP)
It is first important to identify that the RAID IDP is a highly recognised and sort after accreditation within the dive industry. It is for dive professionals who have a high level of experience, a high level of competence, and a high level of motivation. It is awarded in recognition of high achievers who exemplify the essence of the RAID training system. Instructors who achieve this accreditation are held in high esteem and their input to RAID is highly valued.
As an instructor training centre, Bocas Tec Diving wants to help those very committed individuals with a desire to be the best dive professional they can be. The RAID IDP is far from the ‘easy option’, but if you’re dedicated and passionate about diving and want to push yourself to be the best, perhaps it is the option for you!
I am an experienced diver with hundreds of dives around the world. I was in Bocas in December of 2019 with my 2 sons (also cert divers) and we used Boca Tec Diving for two afternoon dives and one night dive. Our dive master was Jacquelyn, who was a real pleasure and very professional dive master. All equipment was new and in great condition. We went with only 3 or 4 people on the boat - very easy and not crowded. The price was very reasonable and all equipment was included in the price (even the wetsuites). Good location too. Eddy ( the owner) was very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this place if you want to dive in Bocas del Toro.
Our group was four divers and two snorkelers. Four staff onboard helped us in an excellent professional and friendly way. Also us non-divers had a great time and felt very safe with a guide of our own who showed us fascinating animals. All equipment was new, some brand new. Highly recommended!
I just had the best discover scuba experience. Torrential rain all day made me think I won’t get the chance to finally try scuba diving. I turned up anyway and Eddie told me if I come back later in a couple of hours there is a chance we can still go out. I almost didn’t but knowing how much weather in Panama changes I still made my way back. And I am so glad I did! Jackie was my dive master/buddy and it was just me and her which was amazing because the water was really quite choppy and I was freaking out, I almost asked to get back in the boat. She was very patient and long story short, I ended up doing 2 dives and now I can’t wait to do the full course because it was incredible, even saw a massive sting ray! If 6 stars was a thing these guys would deserve them all!