Scuba Diving Near Puerto Plata

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Tourists staying in the Puerto Plata are will usually head just east for diving in the Sosua area.  Between the two towns, there are plenty of underwater sites to be seen from shallow reeds which are great for beginners to deep interconnecting tunnels for more advanced divers.  One of the favored sites here is the Zangara Wreck which is a cargo ship set as deep as 118 feet. 

There are 9 dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you can check with Sea Pro Caribbean Village. Sea Pro hosts two tank dives each morning, allowing guests to sign up to explore the deep blue on a regular basis. If you're still in the early stages of learning about scuba, a huge course list is available, so you can spend your vacation time in the water learning how to safely execute this amazing sport. They are located in southeastern Puerto Plata.

A second option is Diwa Dominicana Diving. Whether you are snorkeling on the northern coast or diving in one of their 16 different scuba sites, this multi-lingual center has everything to make your diving experience one for the books! You can reach them at (809) 261-3150.

A third option is Dressel Divers Puerto Plata. The dive sites offered that go to 12 meters / 40 feet are Larimar, Three Rocks, Canyon, Mini Wall and Stone Cove. The dive sits that have a depth range to 15 meters / 50 feet are Long Beach, Diegos Reef, Iberostar, Peluca's Reef, Jesus's Reef, Paradish, Begantin and Paola's Reef. They're located in Puerto Plata.

The table directly below has some key facts regarding diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Puerto Plata
Name Phone Location
Diwa Dominicana Diving (809) 261-3150 1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Puerto Plata
Dressel Divers Puerto Plata (+34) 963 561 496 Costa Dorada, 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Allegro (800) 868-1426 Playa Dorada, 3.5 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Blue Bay (800) 868-1426 Playa Dorada, 3.3 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Caribbean Village (809) 320-2567 Playa Dorada, 3.0 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Celuisma (800) 868-1426 Playa Dorada, 3.0 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Gran Ventana (800) 868-1426 Playa Dorada, 3.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
Sea Pro Grand Paradise (800) 868-1426 Playa Dorada, 3.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Puerto Plata
SeaPro (888) 252-3806 Playa Dorada, 3.3 mi. Southeast of Central Puerto Plata

Dive Sites

The chart below enables you to get a few details concerning one of the area's best known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Puerto Plata
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Sosua Walls -- -- -- -- -- 19.7712694175 -70.5791378114

For more information about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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