Try Dive in Las Terrenas for Beginners

New to the water? Discover the animal life and reef structures that lie just beneath the surface while you experience the weightless feeling of diving underwater with the NAUI Tandem Diving Experience!

The NAUI Tandem Scuba Dive is a premiere, private, one-on-one scuba diving experience for those who are interested in exploring our underwater world for the first time or you are on vacation and just want to dive (Participants in groups of two or more can be accommodated with additional Instructors or qualified diving assistants, while still maintaining the one-on-one ratio ). You will receive the training and skills necessary to make a supervised open water dive, to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m).

SHORE

from US$ 25

DOUBLE BOAT

US$ 90

Las Terrenas diving for Certified Divers

Las Terrenas dive sites are accessible by boat ( 15 to 25 minutes boat ride) and offer a variety of dives suitable for all levels and interests.

Boat usually departs at 8:30am and returns around 1 to 2 pm after a double tank dive.

Keep in mind that 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 some of the dives are reserved to seasoned divers. Most of the diving in Las Terrenas takes place from small to medium speedboats ( 8 divers max).

The best dive sites of the area are around the ballenas islands or in Portillo zone. Some of the reefs of the area are also great for exploration dives or lion fish hunting.

The most famous sites are

  • Las Cuevitas de Las Ballenas, 16meters
  • Wreck of The Dolfin, 27 meters
  • Creole Reef, 24 meters
  • The Canyons, 14 meters
  • Portillo reef, 12 meters
  • Piedra Marcel and the sunken jet-ski, 18 meters

Minimum number of participants

Minimum of 2 participants to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in between an alternate date, an alternate site or a full refund.

Necessary qualifications

Open to Open Water or Advanced certified divers from all agencies. Proof of certification will be required to complete the booking. For non-certified divers possibility to do a try dive from the beach or on some of the shallower sites

2 DIVES

US$ 90

4 DIVES

US$ 170

6 DIVES

US$ 240

8 DIVES

US$ 300

Price includes :

  • Pick Up at your hotel or villa in Las Terrenas
  • Boat
  • 2 dives
  • All the dive equipment
  • Certified dive-master in active status to lead the dives
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

Not Included :

  • Lunch , optional which can be purchased on various restaurants on the beach for 5 to 15 US$
  • Gratuities

Schedule :

Starts at 8AM – Return around 1PM

What to bring:

  • Swim-wear
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel

Discounts :

Own Equipment

Day Trips:

Shipwreck Diving in Samana Bay with Lunch on Cayo Levantado

This tour is a delightful way to spend your day and is suitable for both beginner and experienced divers and snorkellers alike.

Explore the underwater wonderland of Samana at two prime snorkelling and diving locations.

The first spot is offshore the island of La Farola, where you’ll see some  corals, starfish, see eggs, trumpet fish and other tropical species. Ideal for beginner divers for their first underwater experience. For qualified divers, they can spot lobsters, lion fish, moray eels, scorpion fish, etc on the spooky wall of Farola max depth 30m.

The second spot is the shallow wreck of a ferry which is a real aquarium, with shoals of fish, puffer fish, sergeant fish, damsel fish, parrot fish, porcupine fish and much more. The top of the ship is 1 meter / 3 ft. down and the deck is 6 meters / 18 ft. down, with spectacular views from above.

Then we go ashore the famous Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) for a delicious lunch a pina colada and chill out time on its white sand beach. Samana city is situated 45 minutes away from Las Terrenas by car.

Minimum number of participants

Minimum of 3 divers or 4 snorkelers to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in between an alternate date, an alternate site or a full refund.

Necessary qualifications

No qualification required – open to all

Price includes :

  • Pickup from your hotel / villa in Las Terrenas
  • Transport to Samana ( 50min to 1 hour )
  • Boat
  • 2 dives
  • All the dive equipment
  • Certified dive-master in active status to lead the dives
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch on Cayo Levantado ( Bacardi Island ) with a soft drink
  • 1 Pina Colada or Coco Loco

Not Included :

  • alcoholic beverage ( beer, cocktails ) can be purchased after the dives at the restaurant on the island
  • gratuities

Schedule

Starts at 8AM – Return around 5PM

What to bring:

  • Swim-wear
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel
  • If you wish to shop for souvenirs, there is a little market on the island. Cash only

Discounts:

  • Own Equipment
  • Own Transport
  • No Lunch

PRIZE

US$ 110

Double Dive in Dudu lagoon and cenotes for Certified Divers with lunch

Laguna Dudu, also called the blue lake is a great destination for a day excursion, for divers or just day trippers.

Located close to Cabrera, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, the cenote or sink holes consists of different lakes with crystal clear water fresh water, interconnected by different tunnels making it a unique spot for divers.

The lake dive is also quite impressive with trees laying underwater, a phantasmagoria experience, straight out of Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings, and gives the opportunity of great photo shots.

For the most adventurous, a zipline runs over the main lake, and the 10 meters jump is a great fun.

The area has one cave that is said to have been inhabited by a Taino Indian, named Dudu, which is where the area is supposed to have gotten its name from. The other theory about how the name came about is because of the many doubts on the depth of the different lakes.

The area has lots of grassy areas, which is great for sunbathing , chilling or look at the wildlife, some hammocks and a volleyball court.

Minimum number of participants

Minimum of 3 participants to organize the day.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached, you will have the choice in between an alternate date, an alternate site or a full refund.

Necessary qualifications

Open to Open Water or Advanced certified divers from all agencies. Proof of certification will be required to complete the booking. You will need to demonstrate control of your buoyancy before entering the tunnels. For non-certified divers possibility to do a try dive in the lagoon. Day-trippers welcome.

Price includes :

  • transport to the park from your hotel ( 1h20 -1h30 )
  • park entrance
  • diving fee ( 2 dives of 40 minutes or 1 dive of 1h15 minutes to be decided)
  • all the dive equipment
  • certified dive-master in active status to lead the dives
  • one zip-line jump
  • snacks
  • bottled water
  • buffet lunch in the park restaurant with a soft drink

Not Included :

  • alcoholic beverage ( beer, cocktails ) can be purchased after the dives in the park restaurant
  • gratuities

Schedule

Starts at 8AM – Return around 5PM

What to bring:

  • Swim-wear
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel

Discounts:

  • Own Equipment
  • Own Transport
  • No Lunch

PRIZE

US$ 110

Courses:

The ideal introduction to Scuba Diving, especially if your leisure time is limited. It’s an all fun course with minimal classroom study and allows you to very quickly enjoy visiting the undersea world.

Qualify you to 12 meters, always accompanied by an Instructor or Dive-master.

Duration

1,5 days to 2 days

Pre-requisite

Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in a NAUI Passport Diver program.

Course Content and Organisation

Academics : 2 hours classroom ( e-learning available )followed by a 10 questions exam

2 confined water sessions

2 open water dives

Price includes

  • All the equipment
  • Classroom
  • Confined and Open water dives
  • Pickup at your hotel or villa and transport to the dive sites
  • Digital Certification fee

Not included

  • Lunch when the dives are part of a full day trip
  • Optional plastic certification card

US $190

After completing a combination of classroom work, water skills and open water dives you will be confident and comfortable in the water and ready to explore the world beneath the waves. A whole new world of adventure will be open to you.

Qualify you to 18 meters.

Duration

4 days to 5 days ( 3 to 4 days with the e-learning option completed before start of the course)

Pre-requisite

Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in a NAUI Scuba Diver / Junior Scuba Diver program

Course Content and Organisation

During your NAUI Scuba Diver class, you will learn about modern dive
equipment, diving sciences, responsible diving practices and the
environment. Diving skills will be taught and practiced first in the
comfort and convenience of a confined water environment and finally
during your open water training dives.

  • Academics : 14 hours as a combination of classroom, lectures and videos ( e-learning available )followed by a 85 questions exam
  • 4 confined water sessions
  • 5 open water training dives

Price includes

  • All the equipment
  • Classroom
  • Confined and Open water dives
  • Pickup at your hotel or villa and transport to the dive sites
  • Digital Certification fee

Not included

  • Lunch when the dives are part of a full day trip
  • Optional plastic certification card
  • Elearning

US $375

Mimimal Academics – Maximal Diving

The Advanced Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. The course will qualify you to 40 meters ( 130 ft)

This course consists of 6 dives. 3 are mandatory ( deep, navigation, night or low visibility) plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.

Possible activities include:

  • Search and recovery
  • Boat diving
  • Light salvage
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)
  • Observation and data collecting
  • Diving in surf or currents
  • Altitude diving
  • Salt Water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
  • Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
  • Shore diving
  • Diving for photos and videos
  • Using dive computers

Duration

2.5 days to 3 days

Pre-requisite

Divers must be a minimum of 10 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or equivalent.

Course Content and Organisation

6 Open Water training dives with comprehensive briefings and debriefings.

Price includes

  • All the equipment
  • 6 Open water training dives
  • Pickup at your hotel or villa and transport to the dive sites
  • Digital Certification fee

Not included

  • Lunch when the dives are part of a full day trip
  • Optional plastic certification card
  • Elearning

US $325

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