The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean Sea, sharing the landmass with Haiti. The country has a diverse terrain, ranging from sandy beaches to mountain ranges, and is known for its tropical climate and lush vegetation.
It is a fantastic destination for those seeking sun, sand and adventure. The country boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with crystal-clear waters, soft sands and swaying palm trees.
Visitors can hike, bike or horseback through the stunning scenery, or take a dip in the cool waters of the many rivers and waterfalls. With its warm climate, friendly people and diverse attractions, the Dominican Republic is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a tropical paradise.
What To Expect
Scuba diving in the Dominican Republic is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. With crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, the Dominican Republic is a popular destination for scuba divers of all levels.
The warm tropical waters provide ideal conditions for year-round diving, and there are a variety of dive sites to explore, including wrecks, walls and caves. The island’s Atlantic coast and the waters surrounding the Saona and Catalinita islands are particularly popular dive spots, offering the chance to see everything from colorful tropical fish to majestic sea turtles and even stingrays.
Keep your eye out for:
- Humpback whales
- Nurse sharks
- Sea turtles
The Dominican Republic is a culturally rich and diverse country with a strong emphasis on family, community, music and dance. The people are known for their warm and friendly nature, and the culture reflects a strong sense of pride in their history and traditions. Overall, the culture of the Dominican Republic is a colorful and dynamic reflection of its diverse history and people.
For one of the most picturesque beaches, visit Saona Island. The trails shaded by palm trees, soft white sand and bright turquoise water make this one of the best beaches. Spend the afternoon soaking in the sun, eating fresh seafood and swimming in the beautiful water.
The Dominican Republic is unique in the fact that visitors can go whale watching and see humpback whales mating, calving and nursing their young. The humpback whales migrate from the North Atlantic to the warm waters of the Caribbean to mate and give birth.
Three Eyes National Park
Adventure lovers will enjoy a visit to Three Eyes National Park. This park offers a nature break of underground caverns filled with winding staircases that lead to a series of caves. These paths hug three freshwater blue lagoons, which represent the three eyes. There is lush vegetation all around and visitors may even be able to spot petroglyphs.
What prior travelers say
“If anyone is into diving or thinking about getting into diving, Diventures is the absolute best! They make learning and travel so enjoyable! Can’t wait for my next trip with Diventures!”
Know Before You Go
Dive insurance is required on all Diventures trips. We recommen purchasing DAN dive insurance.
Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended for all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN trip insurance.
There are no adapters required. If you’re visiting from the States, you won’t need to worry about an adapter for your cell phone or computer. The Dominican Republic operates on a 110 V.
The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso (DOP). However, the US dollar is widely accepted and actually preferred over the peso.
Air temperature usually varies between 72º-88ºF. Water temperature is around 82ºF.
Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.
The official language in the Dominican Republic is Spanish but English and French are also commonly used.
Dressing casual in the Dominican Republic is okay. The country encourages tourists to dress as comfortably as possible for warm weather.
Water should only be consumed in the Dominican Republic if it is purified or from a bottle that is sealed.
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