Scuba Diving Near La Romana

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The Dominican Republic is a favored dive destination, so much so that many of the all-inclusive resorts on the island offer diving as a part of their all-inclusive package. At the very least, there is usually a dive operator on-site or within walking distance where you can train and then take guided tours under the sea.  La Romana is no exception, and many resorts in town offer Discover Scuba Diving for beginners at the very least. 

There are 9 dive services and at least 12 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

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If you're ready to go diving, you might want to check with Caribbean Dive College. Several internship programs are available each year for would-be instructors, and divers benefit from having two guides available to them as they learn beginning dive techniques and visit such local dive sites as the St. George Wreck. They are located in eastern La Romana.

Another option is Uwe Scuba Dive Center. This center offers private diving and excursions. Additionally, they have PADI diving courses from beginner to assistant instructor. You can reach them at (809) 804-9445.

A third good option is Coral Point Diving. The only Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort in the area, Coral Point specializes in training future instructors as well as offering PADI courses for divers of various levels of experience, plus daily excursions to some of the most talked about sites in the region. They're located within eastern La Romana.

Some information regarding dive service operators are shown below.

Dive Operators Near La Romana
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Dive College (809) 697-5515 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Casa Daniel (809) 833-0083 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Coral Point Diving (829) 574-9655 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Dressel Divers Bayahibe - La Romana (+34) 963 561 496 12.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
ScubaFun (809) 833-0003 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Scubaquatic La Romana (809) 468-4055 La Romana
Uwe Scuba Dive Center (809) 804-9445 Central La Romana
Viva Diving (809) 686-5658 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Zeus Diving (829) 341-9185 10.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana

Dive Services

Review the table just below to get a feel for the approximate cost of typical dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 98.0 $ 125.0
Double Tank Dive $ 80.0 $ 100.0
Night Dive $ 68.0 $ 82.0
Open Water Certification $ 365.0 $ 435.0
Single Tank Dive $ 45.0 $ 54.0

Dive Sites

The following table lists some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near La Romana
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Aquarium Good 39.4 18.3779271709 -69.0232033122
Atlantic Princess Wreck Good 65.6 18.36845 -68.8516166667
Coca Reef -- -- 18.3559787073 -68.8562914917
Guaraguao 1 Fair 49.2 18.3327752105 -68.8206712168
Guaraguo 2 Good 49.2 18.3285344616 -68.8166353333
Ojo de Maria -- -- 18.3241797284 -68.8130378723
Padre Nuestro Cave Good 39.4 18.3757833333 -68.8094
Penon 2 -- -- 18.278652587 -68.7978407928
St. George Wreck -- -- 18.3323526848 -68.8854739258
The Wall -- -- 18.3813934396 -69.0016028473
Tortuga -- -- 18.318476142 -68.8101196289
Viva Shallow -- -- 18.3421855307 -68.8346290577

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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