SCUBA DIVING IN PUERTO PLATA
Dive Center & Shop
Scuba diving in Puerto Plata you enter the ocean gateway to this New World. Numerous dive sites extend from here to Sosua Bay further east. The reefs near our Puerto Plata scuba diving center offer divers an opportunity to encounter fish species such as grouper, red snapper, and more, while enjoying the varied coral formations that are more abundant along the deeper walls including the renowned Airport Wall
On regular basis Dressel Divers also offers scuba diving trips to Sosua Bay, an area rich in corals and marine life. Each Sosua Bay dive comes with an abundance of coral and distinct species of fish, among them angelfish and trumpet fish.
Diving in Puerto Plata and Sosua, moreover, will ensure that the underwater vistas are complemented by majestic views from the dive boat. The coastline is also close to an impressive chain of mountains, serving as a relief for the sea that brought Columbus to the Americas. As you dive the reefs you will no doubt sense the presence of some undiscovered shipwreck from days gone by.
*20% online discount only applies to some products.
*Currently, all dives depart from Playa Sosua.
Dive Center Video!
Puerto Plata Dive Site Planner
DEPTH RANGE TO 12 mtrs / 40 feet
|Larimar||(4-6 mtrs / 20-46 feet)|
|Three Rocks||(4-12 mtrs / 13-40 feet)|
|Canyon||(6-12 mtrs / 20 – 40 feet)|
|Mini Wall||(10-12 mtrs / 33-40 feet)|
|Stone Cove||(12 mtrs / 40 feet)|
* See notes
DEPTH RANGE TO 15 mtrs / 50 feet
|Long Beach||(8-14 mtrs / 26-46 feet)|
|Diegos Reef||(2-15 mtrs / 40-50 feet)|
|Iberostar||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
|Peluca´s reef||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
|Jesus´s reef||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
|Paradise||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
|Bergantin||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
|Paola´s Reef||(5-15 mtrs / 17-50 feet)|
* See notes
DEPTH RANGE TO 22 mtrs / 73 feet
|Passage||(16 mtrs / 53 feet)|
|Piramide||(12-17 mtrs / 40-56 feet)|
|Orejona||(12-18 mtrs / 40-60 feet)|
|Five Rocks||(10-22 mtrs / 33-73 feet)|
|Coral Garden||(14-22 mtrs / 46-73 feet)|
|Canyon Deep||(22 mtrs / 73 feet)|
* See notes
DEPTH RANGE TO 27 mtrs / 89 feet
|Cosita Rica||(8-25 mtrs / 26-83 feet)|
|The Wall||(25 mtrs / 83 feet)|
|Long Beach||(12-27 mtrs / 40 – 89 feet)|
|Larimar Deep||(27 mtrs / 89 feet)|
* See notes
DIVE SITES ARE PLANNED ON-SITE AT THE DIVE SHOP.
PLEASE NOTE that all dives are AM two-tank dives > you do 2 dives during 1 dive trip
08:30 AM meeting time, Boat leaves at 09:00 AM
Currently, all dives depart from Playa Sosua.
Hotel & Resort Diving In Puerto Plata
We have a dive center DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH of the
Carretera Luperon Km. 2,5 , Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
VISIT & DIVE outings can be arranged with and incredible number of other resorts throughout the Bavaro and Puerto Plata tourist boulevards!
Why not take a walk & dive with Dressel Divers?
A number of resorts are located along the beachfront, meaning that the Iberostar and Dressel Divers are just short walk away.
- Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at the dive center.
|Estimated walking time from:||Minutes|
|Allegro Jack Tar Village by Occidental||10|
|Allegro Playa Dorada by Occidental||10|
|Allegro Playa Grande by Occidental||10|
|Barcelo Puerto Plata||15-20|
|Blue Bay Getaway Villas Doradas||10|
|Caribean Cottages hotel||20|
|Caribean Village Playa Dorada||20|
|Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada||10|
|Fun Tropicale Beach Resort||10|
|Holiday Village Golden Beach||10|
|Grand Oasis Marien Beach Resort||1|
|Grand Ventana Beach resort||20-25|
|Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada||10|
|Occidental Grand Flamenco Puerto Plata||10|
|Perennial Vacation Club at Tropicale||10|
|Puerto Plata Village||10|
|Playa Naco Resort & Spa||10|
|Victoria Golf Playa Dorada I||10|
|VIVA Wyndham Playa Dorada||10|
Not staying at the Iberostar Hotel, but would like to dive or take diving courses with Dressel Divers?
Take advantage of a transfer arrangement to join us for a few dives (exceptions may apply).
Want to spend a full day at the resort? Sign up for an ALL-IN Transfer which includes lunch (buffet), unlimited drinks and use of the beach, pool and facilities.
Additional Visit & Dive ACTIVITIES
Snorkeling, parasailing or banana rides for yourself or any non-divers joining you.
Hotels at Transfer Distance
Sign up for a transfer & dive with Dressel Divers! A number of resorts are within easy transfer distance! Why not join us with a VISIT & DIVE transfer arrangement (exceptions may apply)?
- Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at Dressel´s dive center.
|Estimated transfer time from:||Minutes|
|Breezes Puerto Plata Beach||30|
|Casa Colonial Beach & spa||10|
|Casa Marina Beach||25-30|
|Casa Marina Beach and Reef Resort||30|
|Coconut Palms Resort||20-30|
|Kite Beach Hotel||20-30|
|Lifestyle Crown Villas||30|
|Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa||30|
|Lifestyle Royal Suites||30|
|Paradise Beach Club & Casino||15-20|
|Paraiso del Sol||30|
|Presidential Suites by Lifestyle||20|
|Sun Village Resort & Spa||40|
|Tropical Casa Laguna||20|
|VIVA Wyndham Tangerine||20|
Scuba Diving in Puerto Plata
+66 feet (+20 meters)
|Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)
|Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)
|Wetsuits (full) rentals:
1,2 inch / 3mm
80 cubic feet (12 liters)
|Full Tank :
+/- 3,000 psi (200 bar)
DIN Adapters available
Offers & Discounts
20% Internet Discount
Pay online before your arrival and SAVE 20% on diving and snorkeling activities!
Dive Offers & Specials
Dive packages with FREE DIVES! DEALS for dive clubs and other organized groups! Free Advanced diving courses.
Stay & Dive Deals
Contact us for great combined hotel and dive rates as well as our all you can dive prices!