Diving in Samaná

8 days / 7 nights
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8 days Diving in Samaná

The Dominican Republic with the Atlantic Ocean in the north and the Caribbean Sea in the south offers dive sites for every level of diver. As the island is surrounded by reef belts, there is a varied underwater landscape with shallow reef landscapes and coral gardens, plateaus and slopes up to steep walls.

Fantastic underwater world of Samaná

The cliffs at depths from 5 to 40 metres are often crossed by caves of different sizes and depths and there are tunnels and underwater caves that can be dived. Shipwrecks can be found in the north, in Samaná and off the south coast. Coral fish and various reef inhabitants up to large fish like barracudas, eagle rays, manta rays or reef sharks can be found in the waters of the Dominican Republic.

The best time to visit the Peninsula Samaná is from June to September. The water temperatures are about 29 degrees, visibility can be up to 40 meters.

  • Discover the unique underwater world of Samaná on this exclusive tour!
PICK UP/FINAL STOP Airport Samaná (AZS)
SERVICES
7 x nights/breakfast
All transfers according to the program
1 x dive to the Barco Hundido wreck
1 x dive to the Coral Garden in the Rincón Bay
1 x dive to ‘Piedra Bonita’
1 x dive to ‘La Herradura’
1 x dive to the corals of ‘Los Carrillos’
1 x dive to the coral labyrinth at the Cape of Samaná
2 x dives to Tibisi 1 and Tibisi 2 at the Cape of Samaná
1 x full-day excursion to the Los Haitises National Park and Bacardi Island including lunch and soft drinks
1 x diving equipment
All taxes and fees
NOT INCLUDED
Private travel health insurance
Meals and drinks not mentioned
Tips and personal expenses
ACCOMMODATION
Chalet Tropical Village (or similar)

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Day 1 – Arrival in Samaná

Arrival at the airport in Samaná, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Rest of the day off.

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Day 2 – Day at leisure

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Day 3 – Dives to the wreck ‘Barco Hundido’ and coral garden in the Rincón Bay

After breakfast, first dive to the wreck ‘Barco Hundido’. This is a cargo ship more than 80m long that sank about 30 years ago, about 2.5km off the coast of Las Galeras. The dive takes place at a depth of 14 to 20m, where huge barracudas and American stingrays can be observed. The second dive takes place in the coral garden in the Rincón Bay, which consists of large and old coral rocks. We dive to a depth of 6 to 11m, where red cushion sea stars and stingrays can be admired. Return and arrival in Las Galeras at about 1:00 pm.

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Day 4 – Dives to ‘Piedra Bonita’ and ‘La Herradura’ at the Cape of Cabrón

After breakfast, transfer to the coral tower ‘Piedra Bonita’, the most famous dive site of Cabo Cabrón. The tower is located in the north of the cape, starts at a depth of 7m and drops down to 55m. It is a breathtaking dive site where you have the chance to swim with hawksbill sea turtles, Carangidae and schools of Creole wrasses. The second dive takes place at the ‘La Herradura’ reef, which we reach after about 15min by boat. Situated east of the Cape of Cabrón, this horseshoe-shaped reef is the best dive site to see eagle rays. Return and arrival in Las Galeras at about 1:00 pm.

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Day 5 – Dives to ‘Los Carriles’ and the coral labyrinth at the Cape of Samaná

After breakfast, 20min boat trip to the corals of ‘Los Carriles’, the largest coral area of Samaná with 200 square meters. From a depth of 18m the first dive starts and goes down to a depth of 35m, where huge barracudas, moray eels and green stingrays can be observed. The second dive takes place in the coral labyrinth at the Cape of Samaná, which is reached after a 15min boat trip. The excellent labyrinth consists of various coral towers, which reach to a depth of 15m. Our dive takes place mainly at a depth of 8 to 12m, where a variety of eagle rays roam. Return and arrival in Las Galeras at about 1:00 pm.

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Day 6 – Dives to ‘Tibisi 1 & Tibisi 2’ at the Cape of Cabrón

After breakfast, 30min boat trip to the western part of the Cape of Cabrón. Located in a well protected area, the two coral cliffs ‘Tibisi 1 & Tibisi 2’ are located, where 2 dives are done. The dive sites are considered as examples of the fascinating coral fauna in this part of the Atlantic and are extremely popular with divers. The sea in general is very calm and you enjoy a wonderful view. The dives start at a depth of 5m and go up to 40m. Besides an impressive underwater variety, you can admire sea turtles, rays, barracudas and porcupinefish. Return and arrival in Las Galeras at about 1:00 pm.

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Day 7 – National Park Los Haitises and Bacardi Island

After breakfast, pick up by an English speaking tour guide at the hotel reception at 08:00 am. Transfer to the boat dock. Afterwards boat trip through the Los Haitises National Park including a visit to 2 caves. We then continue to the famous Bacardi Island “Cayo Levantado”, where lunch is served. There will be enough time for swimming and snorkelling on this beautiful island. We will then finally drive to the beautiful beach of Playa Anadel. Time to relax on the beach. Return to the hotel. The total duration of the tour is approx. 9 hours.

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Day 8 – Transfer to the airport

Transfer to Samaná airport and end of the trip. Extension possible.

Important information:

  • This trip can also be booked in combination with diving in Puerto Plata. We would be pleased to make you an offer.
  • The dives are not suitable for children and beginners.

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