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Dive Review of las galeras divers/COOEE in
Dominican Republic/Samana

las galeras divers/COOEE: "awesome scenery", Jan, 2020,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Top Contributor Top Contributor 39 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 11398.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Dom. Rep. Las Galeras, North
COOEE Hotel resort again one all inclusive thing with wonderful beaches. Samana some sort of peninsula in the north of the Dom Rep offers a variety of different countryside hills, valleys steep cliffs and is way more interesting than the flat south. Las Galeras Divers, Christine and Serge run small diving center in the town of L G. First day heavy seas and strong wind plus rain, so no diving offered. The next morning I walked along a gorgeous beach the 15 min to town and dive center. 10 dives here 325 $, had to fill out the usual forms, then all gear was loaded onto some trike, a special built motorbike with a sort of tank rack in the back. We walked the 200 m to the beach to reverse the procedure and carry all gear from the bike through some light surf onto the small boat, swinging in the waves. I guess 6 people plus gear would be the maximum here. Still a strong wind was blowing , luckily sun came out for a wild ride through heavy seas out of the bay left along steep cliffs. First dive when I looked down lots of white spots immediately caught my eyes, coral bleaching in a rather advanced stage, puuh, the water is too warm nearly all year round now, would normally drop here in January at least 2 4 degrees. Temperature on the computer showed 28 C and vis nearly endless into the clear deep blue. The cliffs on land continued under water and built all kinds of bizarre forms, canyons, drop offs, huge boulders, small caverns, rugged outcrops with a stack of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide more than 100 destinations, mostly South Pacific and Asia, Africa and Caribbean
Closest Airport Samana Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 27-28°C / 81-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5-40 M / 16-131 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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