Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Dominican Republic

Ready to check out the best sites in Dominican Republic for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 21 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Dominican Republic to suit your needs.
Catalinita Island

#1 - Catalinita Island

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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Southeast side of Dominican Republic island. Catalinita Island is also known as The Wall.
La Parguera

#2 - La Parguera

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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45 Min Boat Ride from La Romana dock
Puerto Plata

#3 - Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area

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Puerto Plata is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Boca Chica Housereef

#4 - Boca Chica Housereef

Dominican Republic, Boca Chica

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Watch Holy Week! Lagoon Acess may be closed Thursday and/or Friday
Coral Garden

#5 - Coral Garden

Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area

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Sosua, DomRep
The Wall

#6 - The Wall

Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area

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The Wall is also known as Mini Wall, Deep Wall.
Mariottis Reef

#7 - Mariottis Reef

Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio

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Mariottis Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Benjis

#8 - Benjis

Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio

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Benjis is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Los Canones

#9 - Los Canones

Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio

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Los Canones is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ray Point

#10 - Ray Point

Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area

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Sosua
Parque Nacional Submarino La Caleta

#11 - Parque Nacional Submarino La Caleta

Dominican Republic, Boca Chica

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La Caleta MPA is a small protected area created in 1986, to protect once-healthy coral reefs and preserve archeological remnants of a Taino population that once lived there. To current times, this MPA has worked as a paper-park, mostly due to lack of capacity of the authorities and awareness by the local community and visitors. RCDR started collecting baseline data on reef health since 3 years ago, to allow future comparison and to determine the effectiveness of any management actions, we have a legal agreement with the Ministry of Environment to conduct management activities involving the local community. RCDR plans to restore the Park's infrastructure, while increasing awareness and capacity of local stakeholders by implementing better management practices. These management actions has already started to increase the health of local reefs that would in turn create better conditions for a sustainable fishing industry, which will eventually be displaced by ecotourism and diving industry, making La Caleta MPA a model for sustainable use and management. For more information contact: Reef Check Dominican Republic at info@reefcheckdr.org La Calenta Marine Protected Area is conveniently located just 20 minutes to the East of Santo Domingo city, and just 3 minutes from the las americas internacional airport. There is a parking lot, and as small beach where several local fishermen use their wooden boats to take divers our to sites, all sites have mooring buoys, and the dive area is protected from fishing by self regulation by local fishermen, although, recreational divers still spearfish here, bad divers! Parque Nacional Submarino La Caleta is also known as La Caleta.
Atlantic Princess Wreck

#12 - Atlantic Princess Wreck

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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Nice new wreck. Ask Mark and Iris from the "GriGri-Divers
Park Reef

#13 - Park Reef

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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Rock formations (appr 5 to 10 in parallel on the sandy ground, basic orientation is right angle to the coast) with some corals, nice to dive between the parallel formations and over to the next one Offered by all dive centers in their weekly schedule
Taberna

#14 - Taberna

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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Nice site with caves and tunnels, easy to dive also for beginners, the caves and tunnels are not difficult, especially with an instructor or guide. If you want to try a cave to see how it works it would be perfect there. Take a scheduled dive trip from one of the dive centers at the hotels, is offered by nearly every center
Domenicus Reef

#15 - Domenicus Reef

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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Domenicus Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Los Naturales

#16 - Los Naturales

Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area

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Los Naturales is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata area which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Padre Nuestro Cave

#17 - Padre Nuestro Cave

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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Padre Nuestro Cave is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Rondana

#18 - Rondana

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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This is a popular open water training site in the Punta Cana region/zone.
Tropical Shallow

#19 - Tropical Shallow

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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Tropical Shallow is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Dominican Republic, Punta Cana which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Viva Shallow

#20 - Viva Shallow

Dominican Republic, La Romana and Saona Island

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really good place for beginners and photographers, lots of div. Lions, sometimes you can find seahorses
Patato

#21 - Patato

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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Patato is a very nice dive site with wonderful coral formations and coral tunnel systems. Really beautiful to dive there at around noon, when the sun rays shine trough small holes into the caves. Outside the reef depth is average 12m (max 13.6). Sometimes nurse sharks can be found under rocks and in small caves. When you dive trough one of the many tunnels and get to the sandy part inside the reef depth is about 7m. On guided tours you will be shown the amazing caves, tunnels and coral formations at this dive site. Depending on the ocean/waves there is surge and visibility varies between 10m and 30m. Local dive centers almost at every hotel offer boat dives at Patato. Patato is also known as Batato.