Panama Divers Team

The Panama Divers Team is dedicated it making the best of your dive vacation. Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable. You will see that the Panama Divers Team will go above and beyond  to meet your satisfaction. Dive with some of the most professional dive staff in all of Panama.  Come Dive the Adventure!

 

 

Clay Jorgensen

Clay Jorgensen

Hello, my name is Clay Jorgensen I am the owner of Panama Divers as well as the Octopus Garden Hotel. I have been a scuba diver ever since my career in the Marines. I am now a Master Scuba Dive Instructor and have been for many many years. I originally came to Panama as an Engineer working on a big project for the Panama Canal.I finally decided to open my own dive shop because there were not many options for diving here in Panama which is crazy because it has some great diving! It was like an untapped resource. On top of Panama Divers I have...

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Angel Jorgensen

Angel Jorgensen

Hi, my name is Angel Jorgensen my father and I started Panama Divers together over 12 years ago. For as long as I can remember my father has been an Instructor. He would spend his days working and commuting back and forth from Seattle. His nights he would spend teaching classes at one of the local PADI Dive Shops. So naturally I was “pushed” into scuba diving at a young age. By the time I was 13 yrs of age I was already assisting the Instructor during classes. At 15 I found myself 130ft down a line in Maui in the famous Molokini...

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Jainer “Yovanny” Ortega

Jainer “Yovanny” Ortega

Hello, my name is Yiovanni I have been the boat Captain for Panama Divers since the company first started all those years ago. I went to the USA to receive my Boat Captain license and training. Working for Panama Divers has been such a great experience for me and my family. I have meet so many wonderful people and made many friends from all over the world. My job description is to assist any and all divers with any gear assembly, equipment cleaning and getting you safely to our dive location and back. I will assist the Instructor and/or...

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Tania Alverez

Tania Alverez

Hello my name is Tania Alverez I am the Public Relations Manger. I make sure there are brochures and business cards in all the Hotels and Travel Agencies. It is also my job to speak with the Activities Operators in the hotels to make sure we stay in good relations and to make sure they have all our updated information and recent...

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Jorge Luis Catui

Jorge Luis Catui

Hello my name is Jorge I am one of Panama Divers Divemaster. I love to Scuba Dive! As long as I am in the water I am happy. I love to help people learn to dive and have new experiences. Here at Panama Divers we make sure to go over the information until both you and your instructor feel confident in the skill you have completed. Each program is custom tailored optomize your learning experience. “Come and Learn to  Scuba Dive...

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Rafael Valladares “Lito”

Rafael Valladares “Lito”

Hello my name is Rafael Valladares aka “Lito” I am one of the  Divemaster on call  here at Panama Divers. I have been friends with Clay the owner of Panama Divers for a long time. Like Clay I am also a musician. My band is called X-ile and we have played in many place here in Panama including the Octopus Garden. We often like to get together at the Octopus Garden to practice or “Jam” Clay, of course, also joins in.  I am very happy to be apart of the Panama Divers family they mean very much to...

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Jorge Ortega “Tio”

Jorge Ortega “Tio”

Hello, my name is Jorge Ortega otherwise known as “Tio” or Uncle in english. Other than working in the kitchen I am also the assistant to the boat Captian and assist him in any task he asks of me. I assist with tanks, equipment and boat cleaning. I enjoy my job here at Panama Divers and Octopus Garden Hotel we are one big...

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Miguel Angel Patino

Hello my name is Miguel Angel Patino and I am the Night Security for the Octopus Garden Hotel & Dive Resort. It is my job to make sure that all everything is taken care of during the night hours. I frequently walk around the property to make sure the cars are protected as well as any belongings that might have been left out. If you are up late and want something from the bar to not hesitate to ask me. I am more than happy to assist in any way I can. I also make sure to keep an eye out for the Panama Divers boats during the night...

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Victor Gil Castrillon

Hello my name is Victor Gil Castrillon and I work for Panama Divers and the Octopus Garden Hotel & Dive Resort. Mostly I work with maintenance and repairs but I will help with anything that needs doing. I have even painted the front gate with cool pictures of a snorkeling Octopus and a hungry shark. I work hard filling tanks and maintaining the dive equipment. If you see me be sure to say “Hello” and please let me know if I can assist you with...

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