Come face-to-face with grouper and more at this diving hot spot.
The Dominican Republic’s undersea world has excellent reef diving, good visibility, warm waters, wrecks, caverns, and marine life that offers a wealth of diving experiences for every taste. The spectacular wall diving features steep coral slopes that run from as shallow as 15 feet to a sandy bottom, where abundant fish activity awaits. Saona Island has a dozen different dive sites, one of the best being Parguera, a large coral reef bordered by white sand bottom and a few isolated coral patches. Scuba diving highlights in Boca Chica include shipwrecks in the La Caleta Underwater National Park and La Sirena Cave.
Liveaboard diving is the best way to explore the Dominican Republic’s underwater action. And one of the most exciting trips liveaboards offer is the excursion to the Silver Bank for the rare opportunity to swim with humpback whales. Boat’s generally leave from Puerto Plata.
When to Go
Year-round, but June to September offers the calmest conditions.
There is an average water temperature of 77°F to 85°F.