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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.

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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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Dominican Dive Sites

Diving_Luperon Luperon The town is not far from Columbus' first settlement "la Isabella" and the area still a virgin scuba diving destination.

Diving_Sosua Sosua Divers of all levels and many hotels in the area come to dive in this area to enjoy the variety of diving excursions.

Diving_Bayahibe Bayahibe Situated directly in the "Parque Nacional del Este" (East National Park). With most spots are reachable within 15 to 25 minutes by boat.

Diving_Catalina Island Catalina Island We’d love you to come and experience our amazing snorkelling and diving activities at Catalina Island.

Diving_Punta Cana Punta Cana considered by many the number one destination in D.R. With many dive sites that are great for beginners, thanks to most dives are in shallow waters.

Diving_Las-Galeras Las Galeras Rincon Bay in Samana, ranked by UNESCO as one of the thirty most beautiful in the world. Don't miss the excursions watching humpback whales.


Dive Centers/Dive Club information

Address information, phone number and email address.

Dominican Republic Dive SitesDive 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 CampoScuba 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
 
LuperonScuba Diving FlagSea Pro DiversTel: 1 809 320 2607
Fax: 1 809 320 3200
E-Mail: seapro.sa@codetel.net.do
Las TerrenasScuba 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 BayScuba 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
SamanaScuba Diving FlagThe Dive AcademyTel: 1 829 577 5548
Fax:
E-Mail:diveacademydr@gmail.com
Las Galeras SamanáScuba 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
PlayitaSub logowww.PlayitaSub.com

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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