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Dive Review of Scuba Fun in
Dominican Republic/Bayahibe

Scuba Fun: "Easy diving and then the Saint George!", Sep, 2019,

by Dan Panzica, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11272.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 a sleepy village nestled between the resorts of La Romana. The town is very cool with wonderful restaurants and several funky hotels.

Have experienced many diving days with the Scuba Fun Team over the past two years. The dive sites are ~15 minutes from shore. The boats are large twin hull dive specific boats with plenty of room to spread out and walk around.

One of the best dives in the DR is the St. George wreck - Length 73 m / 240 ft., Stern 31 m / 102 ft., Depth 44 m / 144 ft., Top of the wreck 15 m / 50 ft. Many places to penetrate the wreck. The engine room requires advanced skills in an enclosed environment. Good vis and prolific sea life with all of the reef fish with occasional tuna, barracuda, eagle rays, and reef sharks cruising through.

The museum site which includes Spanish canons and cannon balls on the seabed is also worth visiting. Snorkelers can easily see the artifacts which are at a depth of 5 m / 15 ft.. Rental gear is good and the staff on the boat are a party waiting to happen. Very professional and lots of fun. Highly recommended

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Sipadan, Palau, Truk Lagoo, Palau, Philippines, Layang Layang, Maldives, Similans, Kho Tao/Samui, Kona, Cabo, Catalina, Niagara River, Dominican Republic, Lake Erie
Closest Airport Putna Cana Getting There Easy drive from either Punta Cana or Santo Domingo

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20-100 Ft/ 6-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The wrecks and the life around them are cool as are the artifacts from the 16th century.
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