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 services and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Divecenter Merlin

If you're ready to dive, you might want to check with 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 found 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. They can be reached at (809) 571-3690.

A third good 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 within Sosua.

The table below offers some information regarding 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 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

Glance through the table just below for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

The table directly below lists a few details regarding some of the area's 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

For more information about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our exhaustive Caribbean diving page.


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