Hippocampo Diving Tours - Dom Rep Under Water Treasures
Duration: Half Day
Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner looking for an unforgettable underwater adventure, the Dominican Republic is a fantastic place to visit if you want to explore the beauty of the Caribbean’s undersea world. Here you can enjoy a wealth of exciting diving experiences with certified dive schools, introducing you to an abundance of marine life in addition to caverns, wrecks, walls and reefs depending on your experience. Let Hippocampo Diving show you the highlights of the North Coast on a journey to remember. This is a wonderful way to gain a glimpse of the Dominican’s majestic undersea treasures.
You may think that Hippocampo is a strange name for a Dive Centre, but hippocampo is in fact Latin for seahorse. These beautiful creatures can be seen regularly around many of the Dominican’s dive sites. The PADI registered Hippocampo diving centre is based in the beach town of Sosua on the North Coast, close to some of the best dive sites on the island it shares with Haiti. All the instructors are fully certified, multi-lingual professionals who aim to give their clients a fantastic experience without compromising on safety.
Free scuba trials are even offered for beginners in one of the centre’s resort swimming pools. Up to four guided dives are available each day, with the possibility of a night dive, and you will only dive in small groups with a maximum of eight customers per group. Most of Hippocampo’s dives are conducted from their boat Elena, and all the dive sites can be reached within minutes.
Sosua bay is relatively calm all year round, with very little current or surge, which makes it a perfect starting point to get acquainted with the Dominican’s underwater world. Marvel at the vibrant hard and soft coral species and sponges, which are inhabited by a myriad of tropical fish and many other sea creatures.
The average water temperature varies between 26°C and 29°C and there is good visibility, enabling you to gain incredible views of the marine life and seascapes, which will take your breath away. Look out for manta rays, whales, nurse sharks, whale sharks, sea horses, turtles, dolphins and hundreds of other species. The colours and diversity of this beautiful natural aquarium will amaze and delight you.
If you can only choose one underwater experience during your holiday in the Dominican Republic, scuba diving should be at the top of your list.
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