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Scuba Fun/ Bayahibe hostel hotel   Bayahibe   "A pleasant two days of uncrowded wreck and reef diving"
Took a 4 day trip to the Dominican Republic with my wife, and dived with Scuba Fun and stayed at Bayahibe Guest House on the recom... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2022   Andrew Falconer
500+ Dives
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las galeras divers/ COOEE   Samana   "awesome scenery"
Dom. Rep. Las Galeras, North COOEE Hotel resort again one all inclusive thing with wonderful beaches. Samana some sort of peninsu... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2020   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
go dive bayahibe/ Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace   Bayahibe   "tub water"
Dom. Rep. Bayahibe South For more than 30 years the Dominican Republic was sleeping in one of my drawers in the file Caribbean fo... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2019   Michael Joest
1000+ Dives
 
Caribbean Divers   Boca Chica   "Easy Diving, and Cenotes"
Caribbean Divers: Boca Chica Caribbean Divers is located on the water in Boca Chica which is a short drive from Santo Domingo’... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2019   Dan Panzica
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Fun   Bayahibe   "Easy diving and then the Saint George!"
If you are a serious diver staying in Punta Cana I suggest renting a car and taking the 45 minute drive to Bayahibe. Bayahibe is... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2019   Dan Panzica
250+ Dives
 
Blue Vision/ Westin Punta Cana   Punta Cana   "Easy Diving"
Punta Cana is not a diving destination by any means. That said, if you are here and you dive you may as well go. Next to th... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2019   Dan Panzica
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Reef Oasis Dive Club/ Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach   La Romana/Bayahibe   "Resort good but dive shop policies lacking in realism."
First the resort is big. Check- in was easy. The food is buffet mostly unless you want to make a reservation at some of their... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2019   Ronald Bailey
1000+ Dives
 
Gus dive Center Full report   Southern DR   "Catalina Island"
We dove from a catamaran docked at La Romana. There was over 100 people on board and about 50 divers. We dove in groups of 4- 6 p... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   Stacey Garrison DDS
100+ Dives
 
Scubaquatic/ Excellence El Carmen Full report   Catalina Island   "Dominican Republic - Catalina Island"
Catalina Island offers decent diving - wall from 35' down to 130', lots of shallow coral formations scattered in 25- 45' of water. ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2017   Raymond Fischer
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
scuba fun/ dreams punta cana Full report       "catalina island x2 and 2 wreck dives"
... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2017   floyd meeker
100+ Dives
 
Scuba Fun/ Grand Bahia Principal Full report   Bayahibe   "Punta Cana/Bayahibe"
Stayed 45 minutes away at a huge 5, 400 room all inclusive where the beach, food, pools and excursions were great (Grand Bahia Prin... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2016   Russell Person
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Coral Point Diving/ The Dreams - La Romana Full report   Bayahibe   "Bayahibe Diving"
Bayahibe is a small fishing village near La Romana. This explains the lack of large fish. The corals and small fish were nice. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2015   Richard Rigg
250+ Dives
 
Sea Pro Divers/ Melia Carib Full report   Punta Cana   "Sea Pro Divers, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic"
Pleasant and laid back, friendly outfit. Unfortunately, not a serious dive destination. There is no reef. There is very little sea... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
4/2015   George Lynch
500+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Scuba Fun/ Dreams La Romana Full report       "Diving in Bayahibe"
This was our second time diving with Scuba Fun. The first time we went to DR we stayed in Punta Cana. We did not know that Punta... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2015   Melissa Schlenker
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
SeaProDivers/ Bavaro Green Full report   Punta Cana   "So, so diving in DR"
the Good: diving was ok, not fabulous; one dive master took off your fins underwater before climbing back into the boat ( only the... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2015   Eldon Okazaki
1000+ Dives
 
Blue Vision Adventures/ Four Points by Sheraton Full report   Punta Cana   I was in Punta Cana for work and had the opportunity to go diving during my off time. I had located Blue Vision Adventures on the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2013   Paul Quick
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Conscious Breath Adventures Full report LiveAboard Silverbank   Billed as a whale watching and in water whale encounter/ photography boat trip, aboard the Sun Dancer II which I dived from in Pala... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   Laura Wais
500+ Dives
 
Dressel Divers / Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus Full report   Bayahibe/La Romana area   This was our first time to DR - we wanted to go someplace new. I looked at the Dressel Divers sight and that's how we decided on t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2013   Cynthia Cook Boling
250+ Dives
 
Scubafun/ Be Live Canoa Full report   Bayahibe   I chose this operation based on the chat book. They lived up to the description. Very friendly and flexible. There was a mix up... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2013   David W taylor
500+ Dives
 
Scubafun Full report   Bayahibe   First of all the co- owner- manager, dive instructor is from the Unites States, Arizona, a cordial John C. Sack Jr. . He was with u... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2011   John V Mirich
<100 Dives
 
Dive Carbarette Full report   Sosua   Dive Cabrette took over another dive shop, they pick up at your hotel and drop you off after diving. Personal service, always rea... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Conrad Kantor
500+ Dives
 
DivingDR/ Puntacana Resort Full report   Bayahibe   I had to travel to DR for a wedding and after consulting with Undercurrents realized that there was no good diving in the Puntacan... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2010   Ray Hammond
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Dressel Divers/ Iberostar Full report   Bayahibe   Bayahibe is reported to be the best dive area in the Dominican Republic (DR). Samana and Punta Cana being acknowledged as other di... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2010   Bob Penhearow
<100 Dives
 
Turks and Caicos Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard Silver Bank   This was our second trip to the Silver Bank - first was in 2003. The "Rules of Engagement" have changed significantly! I can onl... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
3/2010   Ted Kern
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
divingdr.com/ Dreams in La Romana Full report   Bayahibe area   my dive buddy kim and i have just returned from Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. She and i are new divers having received our certifi... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   Joe Walker
<100 Dives
 
divingDR/ private arrangement Full report   Bayahibe   Vladi Heger runs a great, small operation. His diveboat, Sharkey, has a canopy for sun protection and a ladder to easily re- enter... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
1/2009   Terri Feinblum
100+ Dives
 
Scubafun/ Iberostar Full report   Bayhibe   I had no idea that our group would be treated so graciously and professionally. They spoiled us. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Ken Skitt
1000+ Dives
 
Dressel Divers Club/ Bavaro Princess Full report   Punta Cana\Bayahibe   Dressel Divers Club is not located at the resort I was staying at but I was informed that it was a 15 - 20 minute walk down the be... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2007   Donald A Ricetti
<100 Dives
 
Turks and Caicos Aggressor II Full report LiveAboard Silver Banks   The experience of a lifetime - snorkeling with whales. Humpback whales in this case at the Silver Banks off the northern coast of... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2007   Bill Shepherd
1000+ Dives
 
North Coast Diving Full report   North Coast   This is not Cozumel, as to fish life. Nice macro photo opportunities, crabs, eels, crinoids, barrel sponges etc a turtle. Some lo... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
11/2006   Conrad Kantor
500+ Dives
 
North Coast Divers Full report   North Coast Susua   Not Cozumel diving but a good place for macro, large fish are in the restaurants. Some plastic garbage at certain dive sites, but... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2006   Conrad Kantor
500+ Dives
 
Dressel Divers/ Iberostar Bavaro Full report   Punta Cana   Divemaster/ Instructor Leo was very professional in leading both experienced and newbie divers. Made sure everyone had all gear an... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
9/2006   FRank Nelson
1000+ Dives
 
Nekton Rorqual/ Aquatic Adventures Full report   Silver Banks   Tom Collins the animal behaviorist, ran two very quiet boats that held a maximum of 8 divers. No scuba is allowed since this would... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2006   Paulino Gonzalez
1000+ Dives
 
Scuba Caribe Full report   Punta Cana   Punta Cana is a beautiful beach resort area. It is not a good diving area. Scuba Caribe caters to people taking resort courses. ... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Tom Chase
100+ Dives
 
Pelicano Watersports & Dressel Divers/ Ocean Blue & Iberostar Bayahibe Full report   Punta Cana   I knew going in that diving in the Dominican Republic, especially around Punta Cana area would be difficult and perhaps disappoint... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Irwin Danto
250+ Dives
 
Beqa Island Resort/ Beqa Island Resort] Full report   Beqa island   I want to compare my recent dive trip to Beqa Island (pronounced "Benga")in Fiji to two other locations in Fiji where I have dived... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   William Hollister
100+ Dives
 
Treasure divers/ El Candil Full report   Boca Chica   Some of the best corals and sponges to be seen in the carribbean, very healty reefs. Mostly small fish, local fishermen have empt... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2004   Conrad Kantor
250+ Dives
 
Treasure divers/ El Candil Full report   Boca Chica   Some of the best corals and sponges to be seen in the carribbean, very healty reefs. Mostly small fish, local fishermen have empt... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2004   Conrad Kantor
250+ Dives
 
Northern Coast Divers/ private residence Full report   Sosua   Diving around Sosua is marginal at best. Take an excursion out to Rio San Juan. Pristine reefs, amazing visability and lots of f... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2002   Clare Petosa
<100 Dives
 
Neptuno/ Best Western Metro Full report   South coast   Best Western Juan Dolio Metro Hotel excellent. All inclusive package for $40. day, safe water system throughout hotel complex. Ne... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   Ray Fealko
100+ Dives
 
Neptuno/ Best Western Metro Full report   South coast   Best Western Juan Dolio Metro Hotel excellent. All inclusive package for $40. day, safe water system throughout hotel complex. Ne... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   Ray Fealko
100+ Dives
 

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