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Divecenter Merlin

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Address: Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-545-0538
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI...

Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI Instructor Jurgen Rumpenhorst and his team speak English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. The dive shop is open all year round. More than 20 different dive sites can be reached by boat in 5 - 20 minutes.

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Great for beginners!

My girlfriend and I went diving with David at Divecenter Melin Sosua in May, with no previous dive experience. We did not know what to expect but looked forward to learning the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I went diving with David at Divecenter Melin Sosua in May, with no previous dive experience. We did not know what to expect but looked forward to learning the basics and eventually getting out to the sea. We did the DST (Discover Scuba Tour), which was really reasonably priced, and it was just us and the instructor!... More 

Thank Brandon A
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome, safety is a priority very nice staff would definitely go back if I'm ever in sosua again Thank you to the hole team

Thank jonathan m
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Jurgen and the crew at Merlin are fantastic! I have only ever written 4-5 on-line reviews, but these guys deserve a great one so here goes... My wife and I are certified divers but relatively inexperienced. We contacted Merlin with a bunch of questions a week before our trip. We received an e-mail with a personalized audio file link answering... More 

Thank John M
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was just perfect and plesand diving with very experienced and friendly instructors and crew of Divecenter Merlin. We can just recomend them. In case of next trip to Sosua we will for sure dive with Divecentrum Merlin again.

Thank Canman88
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We showed up at Merlin Dive center, following the recommendation of our hotel. The welcome was very friendly. We could organise a dive for the same day. They even proposed to my wife and my 6 year old kid to join in the same boat for a snorkling experience with an instructor. My dive was great. The equipment was really... More 

1 Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went to the Dominican Republic, Sosua to visit friends, and do some diving while there. we are both experienced divers. The staff at Merlin were very accomodating, and helped about wherever possible with information, logistics, and equipment. Arrangements had been made for someone to carry my dive gear onto the beach when necessary. The location, close to our downtown... More 

2 Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice snorkeling trip here, good guide and all equipments. Coming back maybe next year 😄 Good service, taxi came to pick us from our Hotel in Punta Cana. Price included transportation, which was really nice. First we went out to the sea where it was EasyPark to find nice place with colourfull fishes. Like a dream. All was well organized,... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent dive shop. I showed up as first timer, not certified. Merlin ran a class in the morning, then trial dive in a local hotel pool. Most of us passed. In the afternoon we dove as scheduled. All on time. All professional. Many languages spoken. Contact is Juergen.

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Tuusula, Finland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The underwater pictures taken was free - delighter. Got the dropbox link after dive. Good english speaking and good dive masters.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visited the Sosua/Cabarete area of the DR for a week. Merlin was recommended by the hotel I was staying at and i couldn't have been more pleased with the recommendation. Juergen was super helpful in setting up my dive and David was a great dive instructor -- being patient with me after not diving for more than 8 years!... More 

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