The Dive Academy Las Terrenas
Phone +1 829 906 9618
Address The Dive Academy, Beach Garden Plaza, Above Bon Ice-Cream, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
Skype diveacademy
Email contact@tdalasterrenas.com
Custom field Everyday 9am - 6pm
Las Terrenas Dive Sites
Double Dive at the Ballenas Islands

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The most famous sites are

  • Las Cuevitas de Las Ballenas, 16meters
  • Wreck of The Dolfin, 27 meters
  • Creole Reef, 24 meters
  • The Canyons, 14 meters
  • Portillo reef,  12 meters
  • Piedra Marcel and the sunken jet-ski,  18 meters

General Information

Las Terrenas dive sites are accessible by boat ( 15 to 25 minutes boat ride) and offer a variety of dives suitable for all levels and interests.

Boat usually departs at 8:30am 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 small to  medium speedboats ( 8 divers max).

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 2 participants to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in 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 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)

General Information

This  tour is a delightful way to spend your day and is suitable for both beginner and experienced divers and snorkellers alike.

Explore the underwater wonderland of Samana at two prime snorkelling 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.

Thenwe go ashore 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 3 divers or 4 snorkelers to organize the day.

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

Necessary qualifications

No qualification required - open to all

Las Galeras Dive Sites
Shore Dive in Las Galeras - The Dive Academy

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The most famous sites are

  • The Tower ( Piedra Bonita), 60 meters
  • The walls of Tibisi 1 and 2, 40 meters
  •       Pinacle of Tibisi 18 to 40 meters
  •       Caverns of Cabo Cabron 18 to 40 meters
  • The Wreck ( Barco Hundido), 18 meters
  • Coral Garden, 12 meters

General Information

Dives there are well worth the trip and amongst the best ones in the country.

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 Galeras takes place from small  speedboats ( 6 divers max).

Boat usually departs at 9:30am from Playita beach in Las Galeras for a 10 to 40 minutes boat ride and returns around 2 to 3 pm after a double tank dive

or boat can depart at 7:30am from Las Terrenas. It takes 1h30 minutes to reach the dive sites in this case.

Minimum number of participants

Minimum of 3 participants to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in 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 from the beach.

Day-trippers welcome as the beaches of Las Galeras are well worth the trip

Dudu Lagoon Day Out
Dudu Cavern Diving - The Dive Academy

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  • Dudu Lagoon
  • Tunnels
  •        Caverns
  • Zipline
  • Adventure day


General Information

Laguna Dudu, also called the blue lake is a great destination for a day excursion, for divers or just day trippers.

Located close to Cabrera, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, thecenote or sink holes consists of different lakes with crystal clear water fresh water, interconnected by different tunnels making it a unique spot for divers.

The lake dive is also quite impressive with trees laying underwater, a phantasmagoria experience, straight out of Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings, and gives the opportunity of great photo shots.

For the most adventurous, a zipline runs over the main lake,  and the 10 meters jump is a great fun.

The area has one cave that is said to have been inhabited by a Taino Indian, named Dudu, which is where the area is supposed to have gotten its name from. The other theory about how the name came about is because of the many doubts on the depth of the different lakes.

The area has lots of grassy areas, which is great for sunbathing , chilling  or look at the wildlife, some hammocks and a volleyball court.

Minimum number of participants

Minimum of 3 participants to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in 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.

You will need to demonstrate control of your buoyancy before entering the tunnels.

For non-certified divers possibility to do a try dive in the lagoon.

Day-trippers welcome