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Dive Review of Scuba Fun/Dreams La Romana in
Dominican Republic

Scuba Fun/Dreams La Romana: "Diving in Bayahibe", Aug, 2015,

by Melissa Schlenker, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8348 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 Cana was not very good for diving, so we made the trek to Bayahibe for some good scuba diving. Bayahibe is a little fishing village about a 45rmin drive via the new highway, from Punta Cana. The diving in Bayahibe was good and Scuba Fun was consistent with their service and their boats. Scuba Fun has a few different boats that they take out depending on how many divers are going. All boats are comfortable and have ample shade. They provide snacks and drinks on board and the DM's go out of their way to make your day stress free. The DM's were very good at finding small critters. We saw many tropical fish, octopus, seahorses, a turtle and many stingrays. They do a good job of keeping the lion fish population down, as there is an annual lion fish hunt. Scuba Fun will arrange transportation to the dive shop from your hotel, we chose to walk back to the hotel because it about a 10 walk (on the beach) from the shop. All of our dives were geared for beginners with a max depth of 50 feet, which was okay with us. On our last day we asked John, the shop owner, if they would take us out for some deeper dives ( max depth 100') and they were able to accommodate us. He sent us out with Nick and it was just the 4 of us with boat captain included. Of course, it was on a smaller boat but it was fine with us. The smaller boat did not have shade but it did have a ladder, so it was easy getting back in the boat. They do offer night dives on Wednesdays, which I had to miss because I was sick.

As far as the resort Dreams, it was very nice. The food was good and the hotel staff was nice and accommodating. We chose to stay in the adults only area, which was nice and quiet. They also had a restaurant that was for adults only. The only pitfall with Dreams was that it was one of those timeshare places and throughout the whole week they were trying to get us to sit at one of their presentations. You couldn't even walk around the resort without one of the representatives harassing you. I got a touch of montezumas revenge and they even called my room and wanted me to attend one of these presentations even after I told them I was sick. Also, it was a mandatory all inclusive resort.
Websites Scuba Fun   Dreams La Romana

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maui, Little Cayman, Cozumel, Palau, Yap, Dominica, Provo, Isla Mujeres, Cabo, Roatan, Bonaire, Belize and Costa Rica
Closest Airport La Romana Getting There American Airlines into La Romana airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments They a bucket on the boat and I'm sure if you requested something special they would accommodate you. Sidetnote: we were able to keep our gear ( BCD, fins, wetsuits)
at the dive shop overnight.
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