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Dominican Republic Dive Sites

If you are planning diving and you are interest in some Dominican Republic dive sites, here you will find some good diving info about the island that it is important to know, where to dive, dive centers/clubs information and best time to dive in Dominican Republic.

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Dominican BeachAlcazar de ColonSosua Bay

Important to know about Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic located in the Caribbean region on the west of Puerto Rico and east of Cuba and Jamaica. The island that is call the Hispaniola and is the second-largest island on the Greater Antilles archipelago, it is shared by Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The island was the site of Columbus' first settlement in the New World, was also the first colonial capital in the Americas and it is the site of the first cathedral and university of the New World but besides his history the island also offers the spirit and charm of Dominicans captured in its music. Known for its professional winter baseball, handcrafted cigars, and annual music festivals, the culture of the Dominican Republic is never stodgy, or boring.

Capital: Santo Domingo. Language: Spanish. Currency: Dominican Pesos. Population: Approx. 9.2 million Climate: Mostly temperate with rains from December to May and hurricane warning between June and November.

Other excursions besides diving in Dominican Republic

Visitors in the island will enjoy of the Dominican history and culture in City tours around the island. Jeep Safari tours will show you the impressive mountains with spectacular rivers and waterfalls and exotic wildlife. Sugarcane, cigars and rum factories are some of the attractions. Don't miss the colonial city in Santo Domingo. There are wide white beaches surrounded by incredibly clear waters and impressive variety of colorful corals that are protected as national parks.

Where to dive in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic dive sites most visited is Sosua in the north coast, bringing divers of all levels and many hotels in the area for their clear crystal waters, and is followed by fast booming Punta Cana situated in the southeast, which has one of the longest white beaches on the island.Bayahibe is the one that really impress us with all the different colorful corals; marine live and big wreck the Saint George. Catalina island in la Romana a place you must visit and dive if you are in the area. We would also like to mention Las Galeras in Samana. It is an area that is in tourism development, but under water is a national treasure that deserves to be mentioned and recognized worldwide as one of the best in the country for its resources and different types of dives.

The southwest of the island is still virgin for tourist and offers some beautiful coral reefs. While diving in Dominican Republic is a haven for experienced divers, most all-inclusive hotels offer lessons and certification for those interested in learning more about the activity.

Dominican Republic dive sites; and in general the Caribbean can be hampered by storms during the hurricane season (Julie to November); most of the hurricanes always go north or south of the island, and if the island get hit by a hurricane most of the damages are fixed on no time, because tourism is a very important part of the economy of the country.

Diving information for Dominican Republic

The best time to dive in Dominican Republic is between June to September, where you will find diving conditions that have clear and calm waters with good visibility. Make sure to avoid the rainy season (October - May) which may not be the best time to dive in the island. And believe it or not, the period (June to September) includes the beginning of the hurricane season. Normally it is possible to dive all year round, you just have to play your luck with mother nature.

Water Temperatures:Summer 26-29ºC/78-85ºF. Winter: 24-26ºC/75-78ºF.



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Dive Centers/Dive Club information

Address information, phone number and email address.
Dominican Republic Dive Sites Dive Centers/Dive Club
Bayahibe
Scuba Diving FlagCasa DanielTel: 1 809 833 0050
Fax: 1 809 833 0010
E-Mail: info@casa-daniel.com

Scuba Diving FlagCoralPointDivingTel: +1 829 574 9655
Fax:
E-Mail: info@coralpointdiving.com

Scuba Diving FlagDressel Divers InternationalTel: 34 963 561 496
Fax: 34 963 557 510
E-Mail: sales1@dresseldivers.com

Scuba Diving FlagScubafunTel: 1 809 833 0003
Fax: 1 809 833 0005
E-Mail: info@scubafun.info

Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do
Boca Chica
Scuba Diving FlagCaribbeanDiversTel: 1 809 854 3483
Fax:
E-Mail: markushaemmerle2@yahoo.de

Scuba Diving FlagOrca DiversTel:
Fax:
E-Mail: a.cub@hotmail.com
       
Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagTreasure DiversTel: 1 809 523 5320
Fax: 1 809 523 4819
E-Mail: contact@treasure-divers.eu
Casa De Campo Scuba Diving FlagUwescubaTel: 1 809 804 9445
Fax:
E-Mail:uwe@uwescuba.com
Juan Dolio
Scuba Diving FlagCalypso Diving CenterTel: 1 809 526 2127
Fax: 1 809 526 2127
E-Mail: calypsodiving@aol.com
         
Scuba Diving FlagCoral Scuba ClubTel: 1 809-526-3046
Fax:
E-Mail: coral.scuba@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagNeptuno DiveTel: 1 809 526 2005
Fax: 1 809 526 1378
E-Mail: neptunodive@gmx.net
Scuba Diving FlagPirate's Cove Dive CenterTel: 1 809 417-4257
Fax:1 809 417 4257
E-Mail: info@piratescovedivecenter.com

Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do
 
Luperon Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do
Las Terrenas Scuba Diving FlagAquadiveTel: 1 809 240 6616
Fax:
E-Mail:aquadive@talk21.com

Scuba Diving FlagPalapa Dive CenterTel: 1 809 240 6797
Fax: 1 809 240 6797
E-Mail: hotel@palapabeach.com
Maimón Bay Scuba Diving FlagScubaCaribeTel: 1 809 320-4000
Fax: 1 809 320-1016
E-Mail: scubacaribe@codetel.net.do
Punta Cana
Scuba Diving FlagAquarius Diving & FishingTel: 1 809 802 7638
Fax:
E-Mail: terrawis@netscape.net

Scuba Diving FlagDolin Dive CenterTel: 1 809 221 8149
Fax: 1 809 221 8150
E-Mail: dolincenter@yahoo.com

Scuba Diving FlagDressel Divers InternationalTel: 34 963 561 496
Fax: 34 963 557 510
E-Mail: sales1@dresseldivers.com

Scuba Diving FlagEl Tour Caribe Dive SchoolTel: 829-602-4251
Fax:
E-Mail: eltourcaribe@hotmail.com

Scuba Diving FlagNeptuno DiveTel: 1 809 526 2005
Fax: 1 809 526 1378
E-Mail: neptunodive@gmx.net

Scuba Diving FlagPelicano DiversTel: 1 809 552 1689
Fax: 1 809 552 1689
E-Mail: pelicanodivers@hotmail.com

Scuba Diving FlagScubaCaribeTel: 1 809 320-4000
Fax: 1 809 320-1016
E-Mail: scubacaribe@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagSeaquest DiversTel: 1 809 552 0719
Fax: 1 809 552 0719
E-Mail: info@seaquestdivers.net
Samana Scuba Diving FlagThe Dive AcademyTel: 1 829 577 5548
Fax:
E-Mail:diveacademydr@gmail.com
Las Galeras Samaná Scuba Diving Flag The Dive Academy Water Sports & Adventure CentreTel: 1 809 538 0127
Fax:
E-Mail:
diveacademy.dr@gmail.com

Scuba Diving FlagLas Galeras DiversTel: 1 809 538 0220
Fax:
E-Mail:
contact@las-galeras-divers.com

Scuba Diving FlagPlayitaSubTel: 1 809 975 8885
Fax:
E-Mail:info@playitasub.com
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Scuba Diving FlagScubalibre Diving CenterTel: 1 809 958 9119
Fax:
E-Mail: scubalibre89@libero.it
Sosua
Scuba Diving FlagAqua AdventuresTel: 1 829 662 8588
Fax:
E-Mail: scubadivesosua@gmail.com

Scuba Diving FlagAqua Center Tel: 1 809 571 3690
Fax: 1 809 571 1200
E-Mail: info@aqua-center.com

Scuba Diving FlagCaribbean Marine Diving CenterTel: 1 809 261 3150
Fax: 1 809 516 6533
E-Mail: caribbean.m@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagDive Center MerlinTel: 1 809 571 4309
Fax: 1 809 545 0538
E-Mail: juergen@tauchschule-merlin.com

Scuba Diving FlagDiwa DominicanaTel: 1 809 261 3150
Fax:
E-Mail: Address:diwa.dominicana@yahoo.com

Scuba Diving FlagDolphin Dive CenterTel: 1 809 571 0842
Fax: 1 809 571 0842
E-Mail: d.divecenter@verizon.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagDressel Divers InternationalTel: 34 963 561 496
Fax: 34 963 557 510
E-Mail: sales1@dresseldivers.com

Scuba Diving FlagFat CatTel: 809 222 3456
E-Mail: fat_cat_sa@yahoo.com
Web:fatcat-diving.com

Scuba Diving FlagFirst Class DiversTel: 1 809 696 2857
Fax: 1 809 970 7622
E-Mail: Firstclass@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagHolacanthus DivingTel: 1 809 281-7954
Fax: 1 809 472-1499
E-Mail: Holacantus@hotmail.com

Scuba Diving FlagNorthern Coast AquasportsTel: 1 809 571 1028
Fax: 1 809 571 3883
E-Mail: info@northerncoastdiving.com

Scuba Diving FlagScubaCaribeTel: 1 809 552 1435
Fax: 1 809 320-1016
E-Mail: info@scubacaribe.com

Scuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do

Scuba Diving FlagThe Big BlueTel: 1 809 571-2916
Fax: 1 809 571-2534
E-Mail: A.marcel@codetel.net.do
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Dominican Dive Sites

 Diving Catalina Island-La Romana-Dominican-Rep


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Diving Catalina Island-La Romana-Dominican-Rep

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Beside diving, tell us about the area: We’d love you to come and experience our amazing snorkelling and diving activities at Catalina Island. Enjoy our great food, chill out in the sun and have a drink from our bar, all-inclusive! Catalina island has some of the best diving sites in the Dominican Republic and the waters are filled with sea life. This also makes for a great snorkelling experience and is sure to be a day to remember. There’s always time during the day to sit back, put your legs up and relax with a beer or soft drink. Come and join us, enjoy the Caribbean sun, eat coconuts and have a drink. We’re family friendly, so bring the children along, we have all the beach toys they could wish for!

The food menu changes from day to day and our VIP menu includes a freshly prepared lobster cooked on our BBQ. The standard menu includes BBQ’d chicken with an array of different dishes including vegetarian and gluten free options. The food, soft drinks and local beer is all-inclusive throughout the day. And there's also a selection of imported American beers, along with coconuts which can be purchased at the beach bar.

We welcome those who have a disability and our staff are experienced and very helpful to make their day special. Also, be sure to let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements. And remember to bring your PADI certification with you if you plan to go diving. Thank you for checking us out and we’re looking forward to having you with us.

Describe types of diving in the area: There are two sites around Catalina Island that offer the best diving in the Dominican Republic, the first is know as the 'Wall' and the 2nd is known as the 'Aquarium' offering something special for both beginner and advanced PADI scuba divers.

Best dive sites: "The Wall" is the first dive point of the day, starting at about 5m (16ft) and descends down to 40m+ (131ft+) allowing you to choose your depth that best suits your skill and comfort in the water. You can expect a good visibility between 10m (32ft) to 20m (65ft). Our experienced PADI certified dive team will be available to help and guide you through the amazing underwater eco system, so that you don’t miss anything on your underwater adventure. "The Aquarium" is our second dive point of the day, starting from 8m (26ft) and descends down to 12m+ (39ft+) depth, with a good visibility between 10m (32ft) to 20m (65ft). Our experienced PADI certified dive team will be available to help and guide you through the amazing underwater eco system so that you don’t miss anything on your underwater adventure.

List fish commonly seen in the area: Things to look out for during your dive include; vase sponge, jellyfish Aurelia aurita, fire coral, sea pen, sea cucumber, sea fan coral, black coral, Elkhorn coral, Christmas tree worm, octopus, fire worm, flamingo tongue, colonial hydroids, sea urchin, leather coral, rock crab, porcupine fish, sailfin sculpin, green parrotfish, moray eel, scorpion fish, southern stingray, blue parrotfish, elephant ear, sponge coral, green angelfish, lion fish, sea horse, yellow stingray, lettuce slug and more.

Best time to dive: January. Shallowest dive 8M/26F. Deepest Dive: 20M/66F. Visibility: Perfect. Any Wrecks: one. Captain Kidd’s Shipwreck of 1699. Suit required: Short Wet Suit 3mm.



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Bayahibe

Bayahibe Bayahibe, Diving Saint George.

Bayahibe started as a little fishing village and today is one of the best of Dominican Republic dive sites that offers diving opportunities for beginners and advanced diver. Situated directly in the "Parque Nacional del Este" (East National Park). With always calm waters and good visibility, most spots are reachable within 15 to 25 minutes by speed boat. Bayahibe is not to far from two of the best island for diving in the country; Catalina and Saona. Don't miss the wall off Catalina Island or the smaller island Catalinita, where hammerheads, big rays and black tip sharks can be seen. The reefs of Saona are also considered to be some of the best in the Dominican Republic.

Bayahibe


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Luperon

Inside Luperon Bay

The Bay of Luperon is located on the north side of Dominican Republic, in the province of Puerto Plata. It is a hidden pearl for yacht owners and the best hurricane hole on the north coast. This town is not far from Columbus' first settlement "la Isabella" and besides the long white sand beach; tourists can enjoy a variety of activities provided by the hotels in the area, including scuba diving. Luperón is still a virgin scuba diving destination that can manage to impress a lot of divers with its variety of colorful corals and little caves that surround the area.

Luperon Bay


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Punta Cana

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Deterioration of the Astron in Punta Cana

Oh yes my friends, Punta Cana, which has one of the longest white beaches on the island, considered by many the number one destination in D.R. Several tourist attractions have been built in the region, to mention a few: professional golf courses, several plazas, discotheques and the Manati Park.

Punta Cana has many dive sites that are great for beginners, since most of the waters are shallow. The deepest dives are no more than about 18 meters. Many corals, sponges, tropical fishes.

Punta Cana dive centers and tour operators also offer trips to Catalina Island and Saona Island that are considered as one of the best spots for diving in the country.

Best sites in the area: El Penon Isla Saona, Bayahibe Princes Atlantis Wreck, Ruben Isla Saona, The Wall Catalina Island, Catalina Island Aquarium. List of fish commonly seen in the area: spotted drum, Nassau drouper, blue tang clown wrasse, moray apotted, rock beauty, yellowtail damselfish, sergent major, trunkfish smooth, black Durgon, porcupinefish, bluestriped grunt, butterflyfish, French angelfish, southern stingray. Best time to dive: February. Suit Required: short wetsuit 3 mm. Minimum Depth: 8M/26F. Maximum Depth: 40M/132F. Wrecks: Various. Visibility: Good.

Scuba Diving in Punta Cana

Some of the information about Sosua and photos below were provided by the diving center:

El Tour Caribe Dive School


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Sosua

Sosua Bay_Sosua Beach

Sosua one of the Dominican Republic dive sites, with its main attraction is the cristal water on the beach. Situated on the north coast of the island, has been a top tourist destination for Europeans since the seventies. Snorkeling is a popular option. The beach is a U-shaped beach of fine sands. There are multiple water sports that can be hired right on the beach. It is easy to swim to the reefs for snorkeling.

Divers of all levels and many hotels in the area(Puerto Plata, Cabarete and Maimón) come to dive in this area to enjoy the variety of diving excursions that include: shallow reefs (3 Rocks and 5 Rocks + The Wall), shipwrecks (Zingara), deep water diving (Piramid) and two big wall with differents sites to dive in (Airport Wall + The Wall).

Best dive sites in the area: Airport Wall, 5 Rocks, 3 Rocks, Zingara Wreck, Canyon, Ray Point, Mini Wall.
List fish commonly seen in the area: barracuda, lion fish, reef fish, sea horses, spider crabs, lobster.
Best time to dive: Year-round.
Shallowest dive: 8M/26F.
Deepest Dive: 40M/132F.
Visibility: Good.
Any Wrecks: Yes, One only.
Suit required: Long Wet Suit 3mm.

Sosua Beach

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Aqua Adventures By Scuba dive Sosua
Sosua Beach Sosua Beach Sosua Beach


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Las Galeras / Rincon Bay Samaná

Information and photos provided by the diving center:

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Las Galeras, Rincon Bay, ranked by UNESCO as one of the thirty most beautiful in the world. This bay is closed by Northwest Cape Cabron and Cabo Samaná in the East. The nearest town is Las Galeras, two kilometers away..

The type of diving, while in Caribbean and Atlantic region, is very diverse.

You can enjoy throughout the year good coral reefs, endless walls, wrecks, reefs and caves in which we do the dives.

The most striking, is the excursions watching humpback whales (January to March) where you can watch and enjoy its movements, jumps, struggles for mating etc. You can also visit secluded, unspoilt beaches where you can spend a pleasant and quiet sunny day and do some snorkeling.

Best sites in the area:Cabo Cabron, Piedra Bonita, Tibissi, Lanes, Los Hoyones, the Wreck. Suit Required: 3 mm wetsuit long. Visibility: Perfect.

Sosua Beach


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