Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has a seemingly endless spread of white sandy beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters. Also being one of the most geographically diverse countries, this island has it all, stunning mountain scenery, desert shrublands and fertile valleys. The ecosystem below the water is just as fascinating, from December to April the whales fill the warm coastal waters to calve. The other months of the year you can dive through the many deep wrecks, mangrove forests and vibrant, fishy reefs. While you aren’t diving you can check out some of the 16th century churches and buildings that still stand today or go bird watching in the lush mountains.

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Dominican Republic

ScubaCaribe (DI)

Renowned for its natural beauty, lush tropical scenery, rich wildlife, long white sandy beaches, beautiful marine parks, drop-off´s and coral reefs in excellent condition, dozens of wrecks, Bayahibe is an ideal destination for families and couples who seek relaxation combined with fun-in-the-sun water sports activities, year-round. Dominican Republic has it all!

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Lodging

Dominican Republic

Dreams Dominicus La Romana

Dreams Dominicus La Romana is set beachfront in Bayahibe - an ideal location to explore the region, or to just enjoy some rest and relaxation in the Dominican Republic. Lounge by one of four pristine swimming pools or retreat to the expansive spa with peaceful treatment spaces, gardens, and hydrotherapy areas.

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Dominican Republic

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II

The beautiful Turks & Caicos Aggressor II® offers an exciting itinerary from January - April to the Dominican Republic to snorkel with Humpback Whales at the Silver Bank. Designated as a Marine Sanctuary, the Silver Bank provides a safe wintering haven for the entire North Atlantic Humpback Whale population who gather here from January through April by the thousands to court, mate, calve, and rear their young. Humpback whales find the area ideal for mating and giving birth. The banks offer safety and protection to females and their calves until the young are strong enough to make the trip back to the North Eastern U.S. coast. This sanctuary, also known as the “Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic” is one of three places in the world where humans can swim and snorkel among the whales.

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Turks & Caicos Explorer II

In January of each year, the Turks & Caicos Explorer II follows the migrating humpback whales to the south, and spends the following 11 weeks on the Silver Bank, 80 miles to the north of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. These special itineraries, run by world-renowned Tom Conlin of Aquatic Adventures, offer up to 18 lucky guests the opportunity to spend a week both topside and in the water (snorkel only), experiencing the majesty of these incredible creatures up close and personal. Approximately 80 miles north of the Dominican Republic, and 100 miles southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands lie the shoals of the Silver Bank. Surrounding the shoals, the ocean depths go from the thousands of feet deep to just 70 feet deep as an average depth across the bank. The half-moon reef extends for miles at the eastern end of the bank, and at low tide shows exposed coral heads, and has caused many shipwrecks since the days of the early explorers. The most famous of which was the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, which sank in 1641. The Concepción was so laden with silver, ultimately the Silver Bank, and Puerto Plata (in the Dominican Republic) were named for the remnants of this wreck.

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