La Buga Dive & Surf
How it all begann...
Originally meant to be a routine supply stop for PADI Instructor Ricardo, this little island soon turned into the beginning of La Buga’s flourishing history. Completely taken by the positive island vibes and exceptional dive conditions, Ricardo decided to set up his own, new dive shop in Bocas Town; where he created and renovated La Buga Dive Center & Adventures.
Backed by many years of experience working for and operating dive centers, he established high standards for the shop equipment and first class service to provide the best possible customized dive experiences Bocas had and still has to offer. As time went by, La Buga quickly built up a reputation as a reliable and renowned Dive Center in Bocas del Toro.
However a couple of years later, even within the great success of the new diving school, he still had the feeling that something was missing. Being not only a diver but also a surfer in his heart, Ricardo decided to increase La Buga’s spirit even more by establishing a surf school in the shop. He hired an incredible instructor, who is not only an outstanding surfer, but had the right vibe and attitude to share with his students the feeling of euphoria he felt when riding a wave.
This is what we are now
A five star PADI certified dive center and surf school.
A great place to learn, work, dive, surf or simply enjoy the true Caribbean vibes in a relaxing atmosphere in our restaurant/bar on the water. However you picture your perfect day on or in the water, we are here to make it an unforgettable experience!
All tours and courses are offered in English, Spanish. We also speak German, Dutch and French.