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Diving in Las Galeras
When to go to Las Galeras
Las Galeras offers divers the opportunity to explore the waters of the Atlantic Ocean all year round. Both water and air temperatures remain quite high throughout the year and are only slightly affected by the rainy season. The average air temperatures are 79-84F/26-29C with the best time for diving being June to September. The temperature of the water is usually around 79-82F/26-28C, which is perfect for deep diving. Although the ocean can be rough at times, the clarity of the water at dive sites is quite good in this area, and visibility can reach up to 98ft/30m. It is most likely to spot humpback whales from January till the middle of March.
Scuba diving in Las Galeras
Located on Samaná Peninsula, Las Galeras is a diving paradise for both beginners and experienced divers. Depending on preferences, they can discover coral labyrinths, caves, walls and wrecks in this pristine area. The variety of local fauna here includes rays, barracudas, marlins, tropical fish of all shapes and colors (parrotfish, porcupinefish, etc.) and even green sea turtles. The main highlight is the humpback whale, which comes here to breed and give birth. It is a magnificent experience to spot one of these giants, but it is also impressive to hear their songs while diving. The most famous dive sites around Las Galeras include Tibisi, La Herradura, Coral Garden and Piedra Solitaria. However, the most renowned spot remains Cabo Cabrón, with its coral tower that goes 55m down into the Atlantic Ocean.