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Diving in Las Terrenas
When to go to Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas is an exciting diving destination that is available year-round. The air temperatures remain quite high throughout the seasons, with an average of 79-82F/26-28C. The hottest month is June and the coldest January, and it is best to dive from June to September due to the favorable sea conditions. The usual water temperature ranges from 79F/26C to 86F/30C. Visibility is very good in this region, reaching up to 100ft/30m. Humpback whale season is from December to April.
What to see
The most interesting fauna here includes morays, king crabs, pufferfish, lobsters, barracudas and parrotfish. A species deserving special attention is the hammerhead shark, which can be seen in this area. In any case, the main highlight remains the humpback whale, whose breeding ground is nearby.
Scuba diving in Las Terrenas
Las Terrenas is a diving paradise in the northeast of the Dominican Republic and attracts divers of all levels. The closest international airport is Las Americas that is located in 140 km. Las Terrenas offers a variety of underwater landscapes in the form of canyons, caverns, coral reefs and walls. Some areas are known for shoals of Bermuda chubs, others for their plentiful marine life and variety of hard and soft coral. It is a great honor to see one of them while diving, but it is also fascinating to hear their songs while underwater. The most famous dive sites around Las Terrenas include: Whale Rocks, with overhangs and grottos, Ojo Blanco, The Tower, with a needle-shaped rock rising from a depth of 230ft/70m, the El Dudu, and The Cathedral.