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Happy Dive Center

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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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About Happy Dive Center
Diving is fun and safe! More over, it is easily included in the vacation planning.You do not have any experience, would like to try diving? Then, you are in the right place!!! We are located in the Dominican Republic. We have a 100% safety record. Canadian/Dominican Company.
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Kris wrote a review Apr. 2022
23 contributions5 helpful votes
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Debbie and her staff are absolutely top notch! From excellent email correspondence months prior to our trip, answering every question in a straight forward manner and very professional dive instructors- we were not disappointed. We completed three dive trips with Happy Dive. One was a Catalina day trip, the second was a half day Bayahibe trip and the third one was off Punta Cana beach. Mario and Alnardo knew exactly where to take us to see the best fish and coral! They are patient, skilled and professional- with humor to boot! We will definitely be back to dive and visit with everyone at HD!!! We certainly recommend others to do the same!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Christopher K wrote a review Mar. 2022
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My wife and I were on our anniversary trip and she agreed to try scuba diving with me (I dove a lot in my younger years). After talking with another guest at the resort, we decided to book directly with them. They offer first time diver experiences which we took advantage of. The owner Debbie is an absolute sweetheart! She sent my wife and I with Mario, a dive instructor with an impressive amount of experience as our personal guides. Because of rough conditions on the Atlantic side and poor visibility, Mario drove us about an hour to the Caribbean side and we made two dives, one of which was on a wreck. It was an awesome experience that my wife now says she is considering doing more diving. Mario is, well, just awesome. Spending a good chunk of the day with him both under the water and above was so great! If you want to have a great experience, whether a newbie or an old hand that misses the wonderful undersea experience, please, please, call them. You will NOT be disappointed. And, just from our own experience, you simply could NOT ask for a more kind, conscientious and fun experience than getting to spend time with Mario. Debbie and Mario made us want to come back, and when we do, we will be coming back to see them both! We have amazing photos and video that Mario shot of our experience and great memories as well!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Courtney B wrote a review Mar. 2022
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BEST TIME EVER!!!! Debbie was literally an angel- so sweet and responsive! I wish we found her sooner because our 1 day with her was by far the highlight of our 10 day trip! We had the best time- very nice transport, boat, gear, service, literally nothing that I would change :) Great variety on the 3 dive trip- I just wish we were here longer! Her guide Mario- TOP NOTCH! 15/10 would recommend :)
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Date of experience: March 2022
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davidkvillanueva wrote a review Feb. 2022
Topeka, Kansas12 contributions3 helpful votes
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I booked with Debbie before my wife and I left the USA. She was very easy to work with, had timely and quick responses and communication was very plentiful. I was a tad uneasy diving in the DR for the first time but I knew I made the right choice after talking to Debbie. It’s a small, local shop which is a good thing because the personalized service was amazing. Alnardo picked us up from our resort and drove us about an hour to Bayahibe Beach. Again, a little intimidating because there were dozens of divers around the beach getting on different boats from different dive shops but he got all of our gear, loaded it up and made it so easy because, hey we were on vacation. The personalized service was so nice, it was only my wife and I that dove with him. A 2:1 is a great time. We went to two spots and stayed in the water for about 50 minutes each. Only around 30-40 feet but still plenty to see. I truly appreciate everything Alnardo did for me personally as I had a little anxiety on my first dive but as Alnardo kept saying, “tranquillo my friend, your on vacation.”
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Date of experience: February 2022
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jirka83 wrote a review Jan. 2022
Ostrava, Czech Republic18 contributions5 helpful votes
I did couple of dives with Happy Dive Center. And I am very happy with my choice. Debbie and all stuff I met was so much friendly, and supportive. Only thing I regret is that I cant do more dives time-wise, because my vacation was a bit short, but overall, communication, attention, diving, all was great and I cant complain on anything but my weak health and sea sickness first day :) And they are quite generous, offering free transfer from hotels, and if you have own gear, they take care about it also for no additional cost. Highly recommended! Maybe in future we will meet again, as I still want to see St. George wreck :-]
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Date of experience: January 2022
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