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. 

You'll find 9 dive operators and a small number of dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you should consider Sea Pro Caribbean Village. With more than 20 years of experience hosting dive tours and training up new divers, you can bet that Sea Pro knows the best sites and the safest techniques around. Both PADI and SSI trainings are available, allowing guests to choose which method of learning they feel most comfortable with. They are found within southeastern Puerto Plata.

Another good option is Diwa Dominicana Diving. When it comes to diving in open waters, the center offers 16 different and unique sites for various skill level in the Puerto Plata and Sosua area. Morning, day and night dives are all available upon request with instructors and guides that speak English, Spanish, and Danish. You can call 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 found in Puerto Plata.

Take a moment to read the table below for a list of 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

Take a look at this table for some key facts regarding 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 "old pros" and beginners, read this detailed Caribbean diving article.

 

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