🇩🇴 Puerto Plata & Sosúa 🇩🇴
The premier scuba diving destination on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, Puerto Plata and nearby Sosúa are home to humpbacks, wrecks and reefs.
Diving on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is far different from that of the southern coast. The Atlantic Ocean tends to be rougher than the Caribbean Sea and many of the dive sites are deeper. However, Sosúa offers a unique environment that makes Atlantic diving accessible to even the most novice divers. Here current is minimal and most of the colorful coral reefs are shallow enough for Open Water divers. There are also deeper walls, reefs and wrecks for advanced divers. Anything outside of the confines of the bay, such as dive sites closest to Puerto Plata, are subject to harsh currents and reserved for divers with plenty of experience. Tec divers may also wish to explore the inland freshwater cave system.