Republic Dive Sites
diving and you are interest in some Dominican
Republic dive sites, here
you will find some good diving info about
that it is important
to know, where
to dive, dive centers/clubs information and best
dive in Dominican Republic.
to know about Dominican
Dominican Republic located in the Caribbean
region on the west of Puerto Rico and east of Cuba
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.
island was the site of Columbus' first
settlement in the New World, was
also the first
colonial capital in the Americas and it
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
annual music festivals, the culture of the Dominican Republic is never
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
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.
to dive in 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.
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.
of the island is still
virgin for tourist and offers some beautiful coral reefs. While diving
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
of the hurricanes always go north or south of the island, and if the
hit by a hurricane most of the damages are fixed on no time, because
a very important part of the economy of the country.
information for Dominican Republic
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
sure to avoid
rainy season (October - May) which may not be the best time to dive
And believe it or not, the period (June to September) includes the
of the hurricane season. Normally it is possible to dive all year
just have to play your luck with mother nature.
26-29ºC/78-85ºF. Winter: 24-26ºC/75-78ºF.
Club informationAddress information, phone number and email address.
Dominican Dive Sites
Bay of Luperon is located on the north side
Republic, in the
province of Puerto Plata.
It is a hidden pearl for yacht owners and the best hurricane hole on
coast. This town is not far from Columbus' first settlement "la
besides the long white sand beach; tourists can enjoy a variety of
provided by the hotels in the area, including scuba
diving. Luperón is still a virgin scuba
that can manage to impress a lot of divers with its variety of colorful
corals and little caves that surround the area.
of the Astron in Punta Cana
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.
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.
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
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.
Any Wrecks: Yes, One only.
Suit required: Long Wet Suit 3mm.
Las Galeras / Rincon Bay Samaná
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.
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