Scuba diving in PUERTO PLATA with Dressel Divers

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.

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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)

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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



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

Hotel & Resort Diving In Puerto Plata

Iberostar Cozumel

We have a dive center DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH of the

***** Iberostar Costa Dorada

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 Occidental10
Allegro Playa Dorada by Occidental10
Allegro Playa Grande by Occidental10
Barcelo Premium10
Barcelo Puerto Plata15-20
Blue Bay Getaway Villas Doradas10
Caribean Cottages hotel20
Caribean Village Playa Dorada20
Celuisma Tropical Playa Dorada10
Fun Royal10
Fun Tropicale Beach Resort10
Holiday Village Golden Beach10
Grand Oasis Marien Beach Resort1
Grand Ventana Beach resort20-25
Occidental Allegro Playa Dorada10
Occidental Grand Flamenco Puerto Plata10
Perennial Vacation Club at Tropicale10
Puerto Plata Village10
Playa Naco Resort & Spa10
Victoria Golf Playa Dorada I10
Villas Dorada10
VIVA Wyndham Playa Dorada10


Not staying at the Iberostar Hotel, but would like to dive or take diving courses with Dressel Divers?

Tale advantage of a transfer arrangement to join us for a few dives.

ALL-IN Transfers

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?

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at Dressel´s dive center. 
Estimated transfer time from:Minutes
Breezes Puerto Plata Beach30
Casa Colonial Beach & spa10
Casa Marina Beach25-30
Casa Marina Beach and Reef Resort30
Coconut Palms Resort20-30
Cofrezi Beach30
Kite Beach Hotel20-30
Lifestyle Crown Villas30
Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa30
Lifestyle Royal Suites30
Paradise Beach Club & Casino15-20
Paraiso del Sol30
Presidential Suites by Lifestyle20
Riu Bachatta30
Riu Merengue30
Riu Mambo30
Sun Village Resort & Spa40
Tropical Casa Laguna20
VIVA Wyndham Tangerine20

Scuba Diving in Puerto Plata

Incredible diving
all year-round.
Average visibility:
+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
Aluminum Tanks:
80 cubic feet (12 liters)
Full Tank :
+/- 3,000 psi (200 bar)
INT Connection,
DIN Adapters available

Offers & Discounts

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Free Dives

Dive Offers & Specials

Dive packages with FREE DIVES! DEALS for dive clubs and other organized groups! Free Advanced diving courses

Stay & Dive Deals

Stay & Dive Deals

Contact us for great combined hotel and dive rates as well as our all you can dive prices!

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From $26

using the

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Puerto Plata Reef Map

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