Scuba Dive Dominican
Scuba & Snorkelling • Water Sports • Eco Tours
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a full-service SSI and PADI Dive Center independent of any of the resorts in Punta Cana. Our sole focus is providing our divers with the very best scuba diving experiences in the Dominican Republic. We offer daily boat diving to the best dive sites in the area. High-quality equipment, top safety practices, Small groups, friendly and knowledgeable staff, as well as a purpose, made dive vessel. If you are serious about diving and want to dive with the best in Dominican.
Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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Alexandra Androne
4 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
They have good services and very Friendly, and we had a very good Time with then.
I recommend them for optional trips in Punta Cana.
Written February 7, 2020
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KHutch_4
Seattle, WA13 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Sadly, I feel it is my responsibility to warn potential customers of bad business practice from ScubaDiveDominican. My group of four booked a tour to snorkel to Saona and the company cancelled the tour less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip. They assured me that I would receive a full refund, but they have yet to do so nearly one month later. Be warned. I have filed a dispute with my credit card company because I cannot get ScubaDiveDominican to respond to my emails. Be warned!
Written June 13, 2018
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Sandra Smith
Murfreesboro, TN2 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
I cannot describe how awesome and amazing this group was for us!! Thank you so much to Franklin, Mia, Jim, Roberto and everyone else there. You MADE our vacation. I have dove all over the Caribbean and can truthfully say that this group was by far the most welcoming, caring, make-you-feel-safe group I have ever been with. We had amazing trips both above and below the water and they did everything they could to make us feel at home. We were even included in group lunches and a birthday party and experienced a once-in-a-lifetime whale sighting with this awesome group. Advance communication was awesome, honest and thorough. No surprise charges or fees and spectacular training. Equipment was top shelf! Personal attention, courtesy, respect, safety, knowledge of the sport and the area, and most of all welcome to the Dominican Republic! Few times have I said I would gladly return to the same place JUST for the dive crew, but this time I am definitely planning a return trip. Can't say enough about this group!
Written May 21, 2018
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Hello, I'm Jim, thank you so so much to you, we enjoyed so much together with you, from the first moment all was perfect when you found the whales, so was so easy make a good experience for you, the best was done even before enter to the water....hahaha, I'm still thinking about why i didnt go dive this day....hahahaah... I hope see you again soon and share more experience not only in the water, as well knowing the real dominican life. Take care, see you Jaime
Written May 22, 2018
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Janelle A
1 contribution
May 2018 • Friends
Buyer beware! Sadly I have to give 1 star for scuba dive Dominican! I started to email the owner of the company Dave and his wife about scuba diving, and they seen i was interested in going on a buggie adventure. He gave me a quote for both scuba diving and side by side buggie. I asked what company he has with buggie as I wanted to go with adventure buggie and he never told me but said to trust him with getting a good quality company as their standards are high and safety is important, So I decided to trust my money with him instead of going elsewhere and i highly regret that! The company he went with had sketchy buggies and our side by side had no seat belts or even a working gear shift, and it only worked for less than 5 minutes and we had to use a buggie that's brakes and steering weren't safe and others broke down ahead multiple times. later when we got back to our hotel I messaged him with my complaint and he said he would reimburse me the difference of the side by side to the buggie as that's what we had to drive for the rest of our excursion, all while passing other company's and their flock of side by sides! After that email I haven't heard from him even after multiple emails to him and messages to his wife on Facebook. So buyer beware for going with extra excursions with this man!! also if you decide to not get internet while on vacation or have a phone it's pretty much impossible to guarantee pick up and what not. Next time I'll be going with the excusions the hotel can arrange. My buggie excursion was may 3rd 2018 and it may 16th today with no reply back.
Written May 16, 2018
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tednamy
Fremont, OH16 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
I wanted to finish my certification while on vacation in Punta Cana. A local directed me to Dave and the gang at Scuba Dive Dominican. He and Jaime bent over backwards to work up a plan that worked for all of us. I will recommend Scuba Dive Dominican 1000% to anyone who wants a personal dive experience and not a cattle boat shuffle. Top equipment, personal care and safety very people friendly. an excellent experience.
Written May 15, 2018
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Bastian D
18 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Friends
Wow! I can’t begin to say how amazing this company is. First off, Dave was phenomenal. He emailed me back and forth answering all of my questions and set us up with the perfect diving experience to fit what we were looking for. Things just got better after that.

When we arrived the Dominican, I emailed Dave to let him know we got there safely, and scheduled a pick up time to go to the dive shop to do our training for a couple hours the day before our dive.

Our driver Aerial picked us up exactly time. He drove us to the dive shop. He was super fun and easy going. When we got to the dive shop we met Roberto. I must say u have been diving before, but Roberto was the kindest, most patient instructor I’ve ever had. He was so easy going and took his time teaching us everything we needed to know to have a safe time. He never made us feel rushed or stupid if we didn’t get something right away, he just explained it and taught us until we got it. I was beyond impressed. The guy that gave us a ride back to our hotel..... Jim I think....(I feel bad I don’t remember) was super nice. He had adopted a wild pup named Summer that was the sweetest dog I’ve ever met. Super nice dude.

The next morning Aerial and Roberto picked us up at our resort on time, and we drove to our starting point. It was beautiful, and we were comfortable with them from the day before....it was like hanging out with old friends.

We got on the boat and got to our first dive.... a cool sunken ship. It was amazing. Roberto dove with us and we were completely feeling safe with him. He went above and beyond by taking my GOPRO from me underwater without my even asking him and took the most AMAZING photos of us. Those pictures and memories will last us a lifetime. I was so impressed by that act of kindness!

Our second dive was a reef when again Roberto showed us around and gave us signals of what to do for the most amazing photos. Also pointing out things we would have totally missed had he not showed us.

So far this scuba company was blowing my mind.

After our dives, we went to Saona island I believe and had lunch. Aerial and Roberto hung out with us and we all joked around and had a great time. Audra and I went shopping and had some drinks and enjoyed the island. Then we hopped on the boat and went back to our resort.

I can honestly say I’ve traveled around the globe and done many tours. This was one of the best experiences of my life, and I would highly recommend it. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. You feel safe, and have no worries. Roberto and Aeriel are the BEST! And Dave too!

Thank you all for an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come visit you guys again. That alone is amazing because I normally never want to experience the same place twice. You guys are awesome!!!!!!! 😁

Bastian DiCaprio
Audra Turcotte

New Hampshire, USA

Written May 4, 2018
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Kandie M
Niagara Falls, Canada9 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Family
My 16 yr old daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful snorkeling visit to Catalina Island. The transport to and from Bavarro was professional and comfortable. Kerri made sure all our needs were taken care of. Wonderful day...the only downside was leaving Catalina at 2:30. Definitely a day I would love to relive!
Written April 25, 2018
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F K
London, UK114 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Friends
Got in touch with Dave via email and the information on email was very helpful. Once I was in Punta Cana we met a day before our scheduled dives and was happy to find out that the facility was great. The equipments were in great condition. I dove with a few around 5 dive masters during my 5 day stay and all of them were were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Special thanks to Dave, Jamie, Mirla, Franklin and rest of the crew. I am already planning my visit again mid April. Well done SDD. Keep up the good work. I took some pictures during my dives, should give you a rough idea about the dive sites around Punta Cana.
Written April 13, 2018
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RTome
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
This recently opened dive shop is the first of its kind in Bavaro and Punta Cana. Fully independent from the resorts this full service Padi and SSI shop has a simple philosophy: treat divers like divers and not just tourists.

This dive shop is jointly owned by Canadian and Dominicans who promise safe and quality diving for small groups. While for some dives they need to use large boats with multiple users (I will talk about this later) rest assured you will have dedicated service by their guides/instructors who follow the strictest of ratios of staff to guests. This, along with their independence from the resorts was what made up my mind to dive with them.

Diving is not the cheapest activity to be involved in so I investigated the prices from multiple dive shops and they are 100% in line with the market. However, with their smaller groups you definitely get better service for the same price. I recommend booking and paying ahead to take advantage of a discount. Even if you aren't exactly sure when and where you want to dive, they will work with you and get you where you want to be.

I did 6 dives with them over 3 days and every one was great in its own way.

One the first day we did Catalina Island wall and reef. Amazing corals and a beautiful wall that is perfect for people just starting to go deep. At the moment only 5 boats are licensed to go to Catalina so this is an example where you are on a larger boat with multiple users. That said, our staff were organized, kept us well looked after while the charter dealt with all their other guests. The shop is working with another partner to eventually only have divers on their boat. Something to look forward to if you only want to dive.

Next we dove on the Atlantic coast at Bottoms Up Wreck and a nearby reef. These dives it was just me an my fiancee in a small boat and a guide. We had a great close encounter with a sea turtle that lazily swam beside my fiancee and the guide while I took pictures. An incredible experience. We also saw a large octopus walking across the rocks. I hope that they get some of these pictures posted relatively soon.

Finally, I went out by myself and a guide to do the deep wreck of the St George. A fabulous wreck that starts at about 30 m. Great swim throughs and safe areas to look inside. If you have the training and the inclination ask ahead and do a wreck course to learn how to safely penetrate this wreck further. This dive is great for the recreational diver or for a tech dive. Some of my pictures are already up on their facebook site.

I cannot recommend this dive shop strongly enough and I wish them the best of success in their ventures. Check out their facebook page and their story at the scuba news, linked on their page.

If you have any questions just call, email or FB them and ask. They are a great group that genuinely care.
Written April 12, 2018
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Hi Garret! I'm Jaime, thanks a lot for your nice review, and thanks again to dive with us, Its so nice read a review like this coming from a dive Instructor, I hope dive together again in the future. Take care!!!
Written April 18, 2018
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Dextermike
Montreal, Canada79 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Couples
Our experience with Scuba Dive Dominican was excellent. It started by an email to inquire about possible dives and courses while we were staying in Punta Cana. Dave, one of the owners, took care of us all the way. Jaime and Roberto also did an amazing job throughout our stay. The equipment was top notch, they took care of the transportation from our hotel to the shop and different dive sites. They pay a lot of attention to the security of the divers and recommended great dive sites. We also met a lot of happy divers. I definitely recommend them.
Written April 7, 2018
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