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Where to dive in Dominican Republic?

Discussion in 'Greater Antilles' started by jcm1911a1, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. John Bortle

    John Bortle Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NY
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    Bayhibe is the place to be if you are going to dive the DR. John and his crew at ScubaFun are fantastic and very easy to work with. We are returning in May and will certainly be diving with ScubaFun.
     
  2. edwants2dive

    edwants2dive Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Charlotte county FL
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    JCL,
    I just got back from a week in Bayahibe and went diving with Coral Point Diving. The dive sites are nice especially the Atlantic Princess which is a wreck at a depth of less than 60'. it was my first trip down there and I had a blast. Luca and the gang are the best people. I can't speak about the other shops in the area so I won't disparage any of them but the nice thing about coral point is they are the only ones with a shop right on the water. I am posting you a link to my Tripadvisor review and to their website. I was right there so transportation was not an issue for me. I highly recommend them for both professionalism and price. Hope you have a great trip!


    Coral Point Diving forget the rest they are the best - Review of Coral Point Diving, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic - TripAdvisor

    Coral Point Diving – PADI IDC Career Development Center - Bayahibe
     
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  3. LarryR

    LarryR Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Greensboro NC
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    Dove Punta Cana Jan 2019. Not very exciting but didn't want to take a day to go to the other side. Mine was not a dive trip and I didn't have high expectations going in. Dressel Divers did a good job though.
     
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  4. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
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    Dove Punta Cana last January, nothing spectacular, moderate surge on every dive. Enjoyable, warm, some dead coral, decent amount of fish.

    Dove Catalina 4 dives and enjoyed that. Seahorses, eels, a tiger, turtles, Ray's, etc. Decent wall, no current, decent temp. Wouldnt go back, mainly because we didnt really enjoy the top side portion much. I guess if I got a steal of a deal I would go again, but it would have to be alot cheaper then Cozumel.
     
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  5. loady

    loady Angel Fish

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    Can the good dives be done from punts cana as a day trip?
     
  6. Ontwreckdiver

    Ontwreckdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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  7. loady

    loady Angel Fish

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    Which other islands in the Caribbean with diving have a similar low price point as DR? thanks
     
  8. jaseUK666

    jaseUK666 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: UK
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  9. RichieRich1042

    RichieRich1042 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you can make the trip over to John at ScubaFun, definitely do. Well run shop with good pricing and awesome staff.
     
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