­­­­Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving<br>
Scuba Diving Fun Dives
The Antares, our 35ft diving catamaran will take you in confort and safety to the best sites of the peninsula. The wrecks, walls, caverns and pinnacles in the Samana Peninsula are reported to be the best in the Dominican Republic and are just asking to be explored. From the deep blue waters of Cabo Cabron to the aquarium wreck in Samana, the spooky waters of famous Dudu Lake plus all the other sites on the Samana Peninsula.

For Certified Divers

For certified divers, we offer the best variety of dive sites all over the peninsula. Our 35ft catamaran allows us to confortably reach even remote sites.
We propose daily trips out, according to our schedule and the weather conditions
All our dives are guided by a certified dive leader, in active status.
Most of the time, diving happens in the morning as the wind tends to pick up in the afternoon.
We can quite easily organize multi-level dives where participants with different qualifications can be on the same boat but do the dives at different depths.
On some of the sites, snorkelers and day trippers are more than welcome to join us!!!
The easiest way to schedule a dive is to get in touch with our booking specialist and we will review all the options together or you can have a look at our online schedule and book a dive online.
 

For Beginners

Come join us on a trip, and discover scuba diving by doing an intro to scuba, try dive or tandem dive.
Get in touch with our booking specialist and we will review all the options together.
 
Las Terrenas 
Double Dive at the Ballenas Islands

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The most famous sites are
  • Las Cuevitas de Las Ballenas, 16meters
  • Wreck of The Dolphin, 27 meters
  • Creole Reef, 24 meters
  • The Canyons, 14 meters
  • Portillo Reef, 12 meters
  • Piedra Marcel and the sunken jet-ski, 18 meters
95 US$ double dive
55 US$ single dive

General Information

Las Terrenas dive sites are accessible by boat (10 to 25 minutes boat ride) and offer a variety of dives suitable for all levels and interests.
Boat usually departs at 8:30 am and returns around 1 to 2 pm after a double tank dive.
Keep in mind that diving on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is far different from that of the southern coast. The Atlantic Ocean tends to be rougher than the Caribbean Sea and some of the dives are reserved to seasoned divers.
Most of the diving in Las Terrenas takes place from the Antares, our confortable 35 ft diving catamaran.
The best dive sites of the area are around the Ballenas Islands or in Portillo zone. Some of the reefs of the area are also great for exploration dives or lion fish hunting.

Minimum Number of Participants

Minimum of 4 participants to organize the day.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice between an alternate date, an alternate site, or a full refund or diving of a smaller boat

Necessary Qualifications

Open to Open Water or Advanced certified divers from all agencies.
Proof of certification will be required to complete the booking.
For non-certified divers possibility to do a try dive from the beach or on some of the shallower sites.
Get in touch with us to know more about those dives, as well as the exploration dives we can tailor-make for you.
Samana Day Out
Wall and Wreck dive in Samanà

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  • Snorkel around Farola Island
  • Dive Farola Wall, 14 meters
  • Snorkel or Dive the Shipwreck of the ferry
  • Great for all the family
  • Lunch on Cayo Levantado
  • Pina Colada (with or without vitamins)
120 US$

General Information

This tour is a delightful way to spend your day and is suitable for both beginner and experienced divers and snorkelers alike.
Explore the underwater wonderland of Samana at two prime snorkeling and diving locations.
The first spot is offshore the island of La Farola, where you'll see some corals, starfish, see eggs, trumpet fish and other tropical species.
Ideal for beginner divers for their first underwater experience. For qualified divers, they can spot lobsters, lion fish, moray eels,
scorpion fish, etc on the spooky wall of Farola max depth 30m. The second spot is the shallow wreck of a ferry which is a real aquarium,
with shoals of fish, puffer fish, sergeant fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, porcupine fish and much more. The top of the ship is 1 meter / 3
ft. down and the deck is 6 meters / 18 ft. down, with spectacular views from above.
Then we go ashore to the famous Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) for a delicious lunch a Pina Colada and chill out time on its white sand beach.
Samana city is situated 45 minutes away from Las Terrenas by car.

Minimum Number of Participants

Minimum of 6 divers or 10 snorkelers to organize the day.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice between an alternate date, an alternate site, or a full refund.
The Cabo Cabron Adventure 
The Cabo Cabron Adventure - Dive Academy

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The most famous sites are
  • The Tower (Piedra Bonita), 60 meters
  • The walls of Tibisi 1 and 2, 12 to 40 meters
  • Pinacle of Tibisi, 18 to 40 meters
  • Caverns of Cabo Cabron, 18 to 40 meters
Diving 125 US$ - Snorkeling 75 US$
Including breakfast and pack lunch

General Information

Dives there are well worth the trip and amongst the best in the country.
Enjoy a 1h15- 1:30 minutes scenic ride alongside the north coast of the beautiful Samana peninsula onboard our 35ft power catamaran to arrive Cabo Cabron national park in Las Galeras. Dives there are well worth the trip and amongst the best in the country. Scenery is breathtaking and the dark blue color of the water is amazing. Diving spots are on Tibisi wall or the famous Tower ( Piedra Bonita).
Depth of the dives from 6 meters to 40+ meters depending on qualification. Also a great day out for snorkelers and day-trippers.
Boat depart at 7:30 am from Las Terrenas.

Minimum Number of Participants

Minimum of 10 participants to organize the day.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice between an alternate date, an alternate site, or a full refund.

Necessary Qualifications

Open to Open Water or Advanced certified divers from all agencies.
Proof of certification will be required to complete the booking.
For non-certified divers possibility to do a try dive.
Day-Trippers and snorkelers welcome .

Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy


PAYMENT POLICY
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Payment is due in full 24 hours prior to the start of the excursion.

REFUND and CANCELLATION POLICY
  Refund for diving, snorkeling, courses and other excursions
  • Cancellation more than 24 hours prior to Dive/Snorkel/Excursion/Course start : full refund. 
  • Cancellations without notice or same day cancellations : No Refund or voucher.
  • Cancellations due to sickness or other medical condition, which prevents client from diving/snorkeling or excursion: We would request a written statement by a medical doctor, in which case we will do everything possible to reschedule the Dive/Snorkel/Excursion without extra cost. If rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, the client shall receive full refund

Cancellation policy for diving, snorkeling and other excursions

  • All dive/snorkel/excursions will commence as scheduled, without further notice from The Dive Academy
  • For closed port situations or bad weather, exchange products or rescheduling and/or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Cancellations by The Dive Academy due to any reason will result in 100% refund.
  • Cancellations due to sickness, must be justified in writing by a Medical authority.
  • Rainy or cloudy weather are no valid reasons for cancellation by client, we strictly follow harbour master recommendations on when to cancel a tour.
  • A “No Show” without notice in advance is equivalent to a cancellation without notice.

Cancellation policy for packages of dives
  • In case of cancellation by The Dive Academy of some dives due to weather conditions and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In case of cancellations due to sickness,  justified in writing by a Medical authority and if rescheduling isn’t possible within holiday’s timeframe, we will reverse to regular rates for the dives completed.
  • In Case of No show or refusal to dive on the day, no refund

Cancellation policy for courses and packages of courses
  • There is no refund on courses started.
  • In case of force majeur (sickness, family emergency, etc) the course can be stopped and continued at a later date, within 2 years of the start date​
  • For packages or combos of courses, in case of cancellation or non-completion by the client of some of the courses, we will reverse to individual regular prices for the courses started or completed.