Put The Dominican Republic On Your List Of Scuba Diving Destinations This Winter
The Dominican Republic has long been a well frequented destination for tourists looking to escape to an All Inclusive Beach Resort and enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, cold drinks, and fantastic weather. Just a short flight from many US Airports, the Dominican is both convenient and affordable. What many people don’t realize is that the Dominican Republic is a beautiful location for scuba diving.
There are many times you can come scuba diving in the Dominican Republic. One of the highlights certainly has to be from December until April the offshore region called Silver Banks becomes host to a large amount of humpback whales who visit the area to calve. These humpback whale trips are best accomplished by liveaboard vessel. Closer to shore, you will find a nice range of diving features as well. There are mangrove forests, nice wrecks, some beautiful reef structures with swim-throughs and vast coral formations. You will find conditions which are well suited to beginners and also more challenging dives if you prefer to some deeper wrecks and walls. The visibility is quite good around much of the island. Winds are seasonal but if you are staying in an area such as Punta Cana, you can drive to either the north or the south of the island to find good conditions that will make for a great day of diving!
The temperature and the conditions of the Dominican Republic make it an excellent spot to complete your PADI Open Water or SDI Open Water Certifications. If you complete your ELearning prior to traveling we can certainly work with you to find a dive center in the Dominican to complete the pool portion and open water dives while you are on vacation!
Overall, the Dominican Republic will surprise you with the quality of it’s diving. If you have been diving in the Dominican we would love to hear some of your favorite sites and time of year to visit.
If you happen to want to go on the Aggressor Liveaboard to experience the humpback whales off of the Silver Banks, please let us know.