Dive Academy

"Experts in splashology" is what Dive Academy claims to be. It is the only NAUI center in town and also offers PADI courses.

They offer daily shore and boat dives. Some of their favorite spots include Cueva de Chopa, the Cave of Peaks, Herradura, the Horseshoe, Fer à cheval, Los Carilles, Los Hoyones, Piedra Bonita, Cabo Cabron, the Tower, Playa Fronton, Playita Coral Garden, Jardin de Coral, Jardin de Corail, Puerto Escondido, Hidden Port, Le Port Cache,Punta Tibisi, Rincon Wreck, Barco Hundido Rincon, Samana Bay Wreck, and Samana Wreck.

Getting There

Dive Academy is situated near the middle of Las Galeras.

A 40 minute hop from Samana Town on a guagua or a 20 minute drive finds visitors in the heart of the village. The Dive Academy is in the center and attracts visitors who come to explore. The staff are always on hand to give advice and information about what to do in Las Galeras. Whether or not you are staying nearby, you should consider stopping by.

What's Nearby

Shoppers that enjoy doing a lot of comparison shopping, you'll probably be disappointed -- although you could at least consider stopping by one of the other local stores that are located nearby, like Las Galeras Divers. Skim through the table below to get a feel for a wider array of shopping venues close to this location.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Las Galeras Divers Dive Shop 0.1 mi. East-Northeast
Supermercado Numero 1 Grocery Store -- --
Pharmacy Drug Store -- --

If you are fending off some hunger once you finish having fun shopping, there happens to be a good selection of restaurant options nearby. If you are specifically craving Caribbean food, consider trying Boutique Restaurant or Comedor Isabelle.


All of their prices are inclusive, which means there are no hidden fees or extras you have to worry about. With them, you'll pay $40 for a single shore dive, $55 for a single boat dive, $90 for a double boat dive, and $120(USD) for a same day triple combo dive. They also have packages that include multiple days worth of diving to help you save money overall. Snorkelers can ride along and get in on the action for $15 to $20(USD)

Contact Information

Location: Calle Principal, Las Galeras, Hispaniola

Phone: (809) 538-0127

Website: http://diveacademy.co/

Email: diveacademy.dr@gmail.com


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