Coiba Dive Center enjoys the privilege of waking up early Christmas morning with a true purpose and intention.This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary.

Our dedication to the children in the island village of Bahia Honda, Panama launched December 25th, 2009.

The inaugural visit was made possible by one selfless person who visited the secluded area earlier that same year. During her brief encounter with the happy yet isolated children at the local pier she (Karen) decided to do something truly extraordinary.

Karen offered to devote her Christmas shopping budget for that year to the children of Bahia Honda. Little did we realize that her gesture would grab hold of many other thoughtful people and now a Christmas morning “Santa Boat” loaded up with small gifts, balloons, snacks, juice and of course candy for over 100 children is headed to Bahia Honda. This is a part of Coiba Dive Centers yearly calendar.

Coiba Dive Center now receives contributions from clients, vendors, local businesses, foreign businesses, friends, family members and of course, Karen (Mom).

Michelle Massingham Education Award was created last year by her Husband Gary, along with her three Boys Curtis, Christopher and Adam. Due to Michelle’s character and sense of giving, it didn’t take long for the fund to take off. Many of the early contributions came from the kids in her neighborhood wanting to do something in memory of a person that did so much for them.

So, last year on Christmas morning Yasuris Espinosa Calles received her lifechanging news. She has made incredible progress this past year with a 3.8 GPA and getting involved in many extra school activities.

We are confident that she will continue to excel on her new adventure and we hope to help see her through the next three years and possibly further.

This is your opportunity to participate in a special Christmas morning for over 100 children and help change the life and future of a deserving young girl.

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