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 want 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 located in southeastern Puerto Plata.

Another good 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 call them at (809) 261-3150.

A third option is Dressel Divers Puerto Plata. There are numerous dive sites in Puerto Plata that offer divers opportunities to encounter grouper, red snapper and more while enjoying abundant and diverse coral formations. The renowned Airport Wall is a featured dive spot at this Dressel Divers location. They're located in Puerto Plata.

Review the chart below for details concerning 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

You can look at this table for some information 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 snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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