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Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata

Discussion in 'Greater Caribbean & Bermuda' started by Parrothead_Diver, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Parrothead_Diver

    Parrothead_Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Orange County, CA
    I am considering a trip to the Dominican Republic, the Puerto Plata area, in January. Can anybody suggest:

    1) A dive operator?
    2) Must see dive spots?
  2. ronrosa

    ronrosa Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
    Diving in Puerto Plata is not good. I wouldn't bother unless they are taking you to the remote sites.
  3. Scuba Leon

    Scuba Leon Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Netherlands

    I would absolutely dive on St.George wreck in the south of Dom.Rep., Parque nacional del este.

    Have fun!

  4. rickm21

    rickm21 Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kingsport Tn
    I was able to take a shuttle from Puarta Plata to SosĂșa where most of the dive shops are located. There are 3-5 dive operations there in SosĂșa.

    The water is not that pretty, but I went cave diving with the swiss dive operation and they were wonderful. The caves were large and very safe. We descended into one tunnel and ascended into another cavern, then took another tunnel into a third cavern.

    It was fresh water spring diving and a great dive.
  5. pilot fish

    pilot fish Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, NC, fomerly NYC all my life
    I hear diving in teh Dominican Rep is awful. Dead reefs, garbage in the water and nothing worthwhile seeing.

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