Scuba Diving Near Las Terrenas

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From canyons to caverns, it is not the landscape underneath the surface of the sea that attracts divers to Las Terrenas (though it is astounding), but the marine life.  Coral reef and other crustaceans, as well as vibrant sea creatures abound in this area. 

You'll find two dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to check with Turtle Dive Center. There is a lot to recommend Turtle Dive Center, beginning with the fact that it was first first French dive center on the island approved to provide SSI training on the Samana Peninsula. Additionally, they are ambassadors for the Dominican Republic leading the way for the protection of the seabed. They are located in the heart of Las Terrenas.

Another option is Scubaquatic Las Terrenas. One of the top dive centers in the country as well as throughout the Caribbean, you'll encounter a staff of dive pros who really love the sport. Plus, you can spend your scuba down time participating in the other watersports that the organization offers like kayaking and catamaran charters. You can reach them at (809) 468-4055.

Details regarding the area's dive operators are provided here:

Dive Operators Near Las Terrenas
Name Phone Location
Scubaquatic Las Terrenas (809) 468-4055 Central Las Terrenas
Turtle Dive Center (829) 903-0659 Central Las Terrenas

Dive Sites

You can look at the following chart to see details regarding one of the area's best known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Las Terrenas
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Las Terrenas -- -- -- -- -- 19.3352669458 -69.5484301636

For more information concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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