Que sopa to all ñequeros

I received the following email for an upcoming dive excursion to Coiba.

Que sopa to all ñequeros,
Once more we are planning to make our way south to the heavenly Island of Coiba. For most of us, our last trip was a trip to remember, and for only a few (we won’t mention names) comes the phrase: “what happens in Coiba stays in Coiba”.

Golden Frog Scuba, in collaboration with Buzos Boca Brava, is proud to bring you the first Coiba Fun in the Sun and Underwater Exploration for 2008. This excursion will take place from Sunday, March 30th through Tuesday April 1st. Space is limited to 12 divers (spots available), so mark your calendars and reserve your space now! Cost is $460.00 per person, (a $600.00 per day value) which includes boat, equipment rental, 2 dives {per day}, 1 night dive {per night}, meals, park fee and lodging on the island.

We will depart Boca Chica at approximately 6:30 a.m. and for those of you who arrive Saturday, free camping (with bathroom and shower) is available at the port (Carlos’s Place) in case you would like to sleep in a little… Early afternoon arrival at Coiba and check in at the Ranger Station to reserve accommodations (five bunks to a room with bathroom and shower). Then, off for our first dive. We may get in a second afternoon dive, depending on time, but a night dive will take place after dinner.

On the second day we will be doing a tour of the prison and check out two different dive sites. For those of you non-certified divers, we’ll be offering training to dive with an instructor and join the rest of the divers at no additional cost!!! Returning to Boca Chica approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Further details (specifics on dive sites, meals menu, etc) to follow in an upcoming email for those of you that request more info. A non-refundable* deposit of $150.00 is required to hold your spot on the boat, as space is limited and will be on a “first come first serve” basis.

We do accept payment online via PayPal; no membership registration required. If you don’t use PayPal, not a problem – as long as you have a debit/credit card and an email address you’re good to go. Simply let us know that you’d like to make a payment and we’ll initiate the process.

Hope to see you there! (If you’re unfamiliar with Coiba check out our website for just a minute sampling of the views) * – Deposit will be refunded if there are reasons beyond our control for the cancellation of the trip

REY SANCHEZ
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR (MSDT)
GOLDEN FROG SCUBA
panama # 507-6618-7045
from u.s. # 602-476-1474
www.goldenfrogscuba.com

5 thoughts on “Que sopa to all ñequeros

  1. Sounds fun! I wish I could go and see the Panamenian marine life. Never dove there must for sure it must be quite an experience. Now $600 is a bit pricey, not even here in Florida including what they include gets to $300.

  2. Well, retirees need to do something in their spare time!
    There really is more to this country.
    And Rolando – check out our website – our regular rate for Coiba is lower than $600, that’s just the value of it. Most people don’t realize it is an approximate 4 hour boat trip (from our location at least) so fuel charges add up. But once you see what there is to offer – it’s worth it. We hope to get many pictures on our blog, so hopefully we can entice you down…..?

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