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.

There are several dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Divecenter Merlin

If you want to go diving, you might want to contact Northern Coast Diving. This PADI center has been in operation since 1988, and continues to grow each year. Staff members speak English, Italian, Dutch, German and Spanish to make learning easier on visitors who speak any of these languages. They are located in Sosua.

Another good 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. You can reach them at (809) 571-3690.

A third option is Dive Cabarete. Dive Cabarete is able to take its divers to more than 15 different dive sites in the Sousa & Cabarete area. The sites cater to all levels of diving experience, from beginner to advanced, and they even offer visits to wreck sites as well as night dives. They're situated in Cabarete, 6.4 mi. East of central Sosua.

The table right below enables you to learn a few details concerning the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Sosua
Name Phone Location
Aqua Center (809) 571-3690 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua
Dive Cabarete (809) 915-9135 Cabarete, 6.4 mi. East 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

The chart just below has 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

A few key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in the chart below.

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 diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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