Scuba Diving Near Las Galeras

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Some of the most adventurous dive sites in the Dominican Republic can be found in the waters that surround Las Galeras, which makes this the perfect destination for divers who want to ensure their dive is even more of an adventure than usual.  Here, you're sure to encounter high cliffs with drops of up to almost 150  feet.

You'll find one dive operator, some dive shops, and at least 9 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops you'll be able to find are provided in the table below.

Dive Shops Near Las Galeras
Name Phone Location
Dive Academy (809) 538-0127 Central Las Galeras
Las Galeras Divers (809) 538-0220 Central Las Galeras

If you're ready to dive, you should consider Scubaquatic Samana. Having been open since only 2007, Scubaquatic may be a young company, but it is also a prolific one. Locations are sprouting up all over the country, including this one, where vacationers can sign up for dive instruction and excursions, as well other watersports activities as well. They are located in Samana, 9.7 mi. South West of central Las Galeras.

The following table offers some key facts concerning the one dive service in the area that we are aware of.

Dive Operators Near Las Galeras
Name Type Phone Location Island
Scubaquatic Samana Dive Service//12576 (809) 468-4055 Samana, 9.7 mi. South West of Central Las Galeras Hispaniola

Dive Sites

Some information concerning some of the area's dive sites are shown in the following table.

Dive Sites Near Las Galeras
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Barco Hundido Very Good -- 66.0 19.3144261202 -69.2037868593
Coral Garden -- All Divers 36.0 19.3033287518 -69.2067909334
Cueva de Chopa Very Good -- 76.0 19.3334041741 -69.2181536743
Fronton Very Good -- 50.0 19.2635502496 -69.1496276949
La Herradura -- -- 50.0 19.3279525505 -69.2255020235
La Laguna -- -- 92.0 19.3593749217 -69.2255020235
Los Carriles I Very Good -- 115.0 19.2462099779 -69.1655922029
Piedra Solitaria -- -- -- 19.3057589167 -69.1394138848
Playita -- -- 36.0 19.2928787167 -69.2158031557

To learn more about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this detailed discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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