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Diving at Catalina Island

Enjoy the experience of diving to the bottom of the ocean
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Diving in Catalina Island

Diving in the Dominican Republic is an unforgettable experience. Paradise is not only on the surface, but under the sea of Catalina Island you can dive to discover the wonders of the Caribbean.

Located in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, a few kilometers from La Romana, Catalina Island is the second largest island only behind Saona Island. It has 15 square kilometers of surface, with virgin beaches of white sand surrounded by palm groves, a true natural paradise!

Of course, your visit to the island is not only about getting to know it on the surface, but you can also dive into its crystal clear waters to learn about the marine flora and fauna of the Caribbean Sea. The island and its waters are included in the Parque Nacional del Este and, being practically uninhabited, you will be able to live an experience of total relaxation in completely virgin natural landscapes. Here you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving or fishing.

On the island, The Wall and The Aquarium are two of the best places to dive in the Dominican Republic. Very different from each other, they have been recognized worldwide by all the people who have dived in their waters.

At The Wall you can enjoy a 100-meter wall that plunges into the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea. Its two steps, at 25 and 40 meters, are the ones you will be able to visit in an immersion that is done gradually.

The Aquarium seems a name of something artificial, but this natural place is in the open sea and seems to be made by the hand of man. This aquarium is the home of the corals, which in its surroundings houses a large amount of fauna of thousands of colorful fish such as lion fish, frog fish or seahorses.

The waters of Catalina Island are waiting for you!

Why can't you miss this activity?

People who are already experienced in diving will know the importance of being submerged in each trip. And it is that each sea is a world, and the Caribbean cannot be left on your list of places to dive.

👉 From $140

Duration of excursion: 8 hours

Departure time: 07:00 a.m.

Pick up at hotels

From Monday to Friday

Itinerary of the dive tour in Catalina Island

  • 07:00 a.m. - Pick up from your hotel to our meeting point.
  • 08:30 a.m. - Departure from our meeting point to La Romana.
  • 09:45 a.m. - Arrived in La Romana from where we will go to Catalina Island.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Embark to the catamaran where you’ll start to enjoy our local drink with our entertainment team.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Our first stop at "The Wall" where you will do your first diving dive together with a professional guide, who will be able to answer all your questions.

* If you do not have a diving certificate, you will dive to a maximum depth of 8 meters together with our professional guide.

  • 12:50 p.m. - Second stop to dive at "The Aquarium" where we will submerge again to enjoy the wonders of the seabed.
  • 02:00 p.m. Lunch time in our open buffet where you will taste the best dishes of Dominican Creole cuisine.
  • 02:30 p.m. Time to enjoy the wonderful beach of Catalina Island.
  • 03:30 p.m. - Return to La Romana.
  • 05:00 p.m. - Back to your hotel.
  • 06:00 p.m. - End of the tour.

What is included in the Catalina Island Diving excursion?

The diving excursion to Catalina Island leaves every day except Sunday, very early in the morning. It lasts approximately 8 hours, and it includes the diving equipment and the two dives in the Wall (30 meters) and in the Aquarium (11 meters).

This is for those who have the PADI diving certificate, although if you don't have it, a baptism with an instructor is included in the price. If you already have it and depending on the level you have, Open Water or Advanced, you can go with our instructors directly to the most interesting areas underwater.

La Romana is usually the departure point for our catamaran to Catalina Island. In it you have drinks that are included in the excursion, as well as an entertainment team that will encourage you throughout the journey.

Once on the island and at lunch time, the reservation includes a free buffet with typical Dominican food, local drinks and snorkeling equipment in case you want to explore the crystal clear waters of Catalina Island. Also included in the excursion is the snorkeling equipment that you will have to wear during the dives: life jackets, fins and masks.

We also want to remind you that the price may vary depending on whether you have previous diving experience, because if not, an instructor must accompany you throughout the dive.

In case you have experience, the instructors will also be there for whatever you need.

Who can not do this activity?

Diving is an activity that can be done by most people visiting the Dominican Republic. However, we must respect certain restrictions in order to offer maximum safety during the activity. Thus, we must know that:

  • Children under 10 years of age are not allowed to participate in the activity.
  • People suffering from heart disease will not be allowed to dive.

Recommendations for diving in Catalina Island

As you can see from JackCana Tours we will provide you with everything you need to dive in Catalina Island, although we always advise you to bring some things with you to make it an exceptional day:

  • Swimwear.
  • A good sunscreen to cope with the temperature and sun of this part of the Caribbean.
  • A beach towel.
  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Money in cash in case you want to buy some souvenirs or souvenirs.

Opinions of our clients about this activity

"Contemplating the bottom of the sea has been incredible! I really liked the aquarium with its coral reefs. An impressive experience. I recommend it."
Samantha Cooper
JackCana Tours Client
"I loved it!!! It's wonderful to enjoy the seabed and see everything that nature has given us. By the way, I had never dived in the open sea and it was easier than I thought."
Arturo Sánchez
JackCana Tours Client
"I made the diving reservation and the Altos de Chavón reservation with Jackcana tour. Both excursions were very good and I received excellent treatment from the team. Recommended tour operators."
Lydia Ordoñez
JackCana Tours Client

Can you cancel the reservation for free?

Yes. You can cancel the activity for free 24 hours in advance. After that date, we will not accept any type of cancellation, since our team will have everything ready to offer you the best excursion.

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