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.

Cost and Offerings

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. and 2:30 p.m. Night dives are available upon request. Northern Coast asks that divers arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Proper instruction is key in safe diving. Begin your training with a $90 Discover Scuba Course, and if you find scuba diving is something you enjoy, you can move up the ranks, gaining your Open Water Certification for $450. You also have the option of signing up for specialty certifications like Emergency First Response for $175, or Rescue Diver for $440.

Once certified, you can sign up for regular boat dive. A one tank dive with Northern Coast is $50, two dives are $90, and you'll continue to receive discounted rates the more dives you purchase at once; case in point, 10 boat dives cost $360(USD).

For more information concerning diving in the Caribbean, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this comprehensive Caribbean diving article.

Location and Contact Information

Northern Coast Diving is located in Sosua, a town in the vicinity of Puerto Plata; it is 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the east of Puerto Plata.

Location: Sosua, the Dominican Republic

Phone: (809) 571-1028




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