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About The North Coast / Puerto Plata

Because of its shallow waters and caverns at greater depth, the East Coast offers diving opportunities for divers of all levels. This part of the country is popular for its natural and artificial shipwrecks, swim-throughs, overhangs and caverns full of exotic sea life. In addition, it has the longest reef in the country. The nearest interesting dive sites include Canyon-Sosua, El Dudu, Five Rocks, and Coral Garden. The most famous destination in the east are Bávaro, Bayahibe and Punta Cana with La Cueva, Monica Wreck and Astron Wreck. Divers who appreciate freshwater diving can enjoy a marvelous, cathedral-like cavern at Laguna Pepe.

When to go to The North Coast / Puerto Plata

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic offers diving year-round with its constantly warm air and water temperatures. The average air temperature is 77-86F/25-30C, while the usual water temperature range is 81-84F/27-29C. June to September is the best time for diving in this region because of the calm water and high visibility, which can reach up to 105ft/32m. Whale season is from January to March, while dolphins can be spotted in any season. 


What to see

The combination of reefs and sand flats attracts stingrays, nurse sharks and turtles t\ the area. The flora is represented by blooming corals, gorgonians and sea rods, which provide a home for squirrelfish, damselfish, wrasse and many more.