With average temperatures so warm that most divers just wear shorties or no wet suit at all, Sosua is also an ideal dive setting for its excellent visibility of between 50 and 100 feet. Plus, there are over 20 well-known sites within 20 minutes, so you can spend every day of your getaway exploring underneath the sea and still not see it all.
You'll find 4 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.
If you'd like to go diving, you can check with Northern Coast Diving. There are two morning dives scheduled each day, leaving at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., as well as two in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. They are found in Sosua.
Another option is Aqua Center. With locations throughout the Dominican Republic, Aqua Center is a well known name in the country. This location is within easy reach of popular dive sites in Sosua, not to mention the fact that you can participate in PADI certification courses and gain knowledge from local experts. They can be reached at (809) 571-3690.
Still another option is Divecenter Merlin. In-pool training, open ocean training, open ocean dives, wreck dives, and night dives are all offered by Merlin Dive Center. they even offer a "bubblemaker" course for kids who are 8 and older. They're located in Sosua.
Take a moment to look through the following chart to obtain information about dive service operators.
|Aqua Center||(809) 571-3690||0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua|
|(809) 915-2698||0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua|
|Divecenter Merlin||(809) 571-2963||0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua|
|Northern Coast Diving||(809) 571-1028||0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua|
Be sure to look through this table for information concerning the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|Offering Type||Low Rate||High Rate|
|Discover Scuba||$ 65.0||$ 110.0|
|Double Tank Dive||$ 80.0||$ 120.0|
|Night Dive||$ 65.0||$ 75.0|
|Open Water Certification||$ 310.0||$ 450.0|
|Single Tank Dive||$ 45.0||$ 65.0|
Review the table just below for details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.
To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.
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