Scuba Diving Near Sosua

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.

Dive Operators

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.

Dive Operators Near Sosua
Name Phone Location
Aqua Center (809) 571-3690 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua
Dive Republic (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

Dive Services

Be sure to look through this table for information concerning the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
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

Dive Sites

Review the table just below for details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Sosua
Name Latitude Longitude
Coral Gardens 19.7775172748 -70.5234193825
Five Rocks 19.758030842 -70.5283117318
Larimar 19.7651997022 -70.5255866074
Ray Point 19.7702480028 -70.5281400704
Sosua Canyons 19.7558414175 -70.5223393533
Three Rocks 19.7774365057 -70.5189347395

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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