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 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed 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

The following table enables you to learn details concerning the only dive service we know of that operates in this area.

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

Check out the table just below for some information concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

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

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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