Scuba Diving Near Cabarete

Photo credit: © Dive Cabarete

Diving in Cabarete means you'll experience marine life along the island's north coast.  These are waters of the Atlantic Ocean and known to be a bit cooler than those on the Caribbean side.  Thanks to the rougher conditions, you'll find the sites down deep to be unique in the Caribbean, and you won't want to miss a chance to see what the currents here have created. 

There are several dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Dive Cabarete

If you're ready to dive, you might want to check with Northern Coast Diving. There are two morning dives scheduled each day, leaving at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., as well as two in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. They are situated in Sosua, 6.9 mi. West of central Cabarete.

Another option is Dive Cabarete. Dive Cabarete is able to take its divers to more than 15 different dive sites in the Sousa & Cabarete area. The sites cater to all levels of diving experience, from beginner to advanced, and they even offer visits to wreck sites as well as night dives. You can call them at (809) 915-9135.

A third option is Divecenter Merlin. No matter where you are visiting from, you're likely to find someone on the staff who can greet you and assist with your training in your native language. One of the oldest, most established dive centers in the area, this multi-lingual facility has staff which speaks English, French, German and Dutch, as well as Spanish. They're found within Sosua, 7.0 mi. West of central Cabarete.

The table just below offers details regarding the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Cabarete
Name Phone Location
Dive Cabarete (809) 915-9135 Central Cabarete
Divecenter Merlin (809) 571-2963 7.0 mi. West of Central Cabarete
Northern Coast Diving (809) 571-1028 6.9 mi. West of Central Cabarete

Dive Sites

The chart directly below offers some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Cabarete
Name Latitude Longitude
Cabarete Dive 19.7668520395 -70.4012438843
Playa Encuentro 19.7895477069 -70.4507681915

For more information concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive Caribbean diving page.


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