PADI Scuba diving course in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

PADI Scuba diving course in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, French, English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. Bayahibe, La Romana 23000, República Dominicana.
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Learn the foundations of scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Carribean coast on this PADI certified scuba diving course in Bayahibe.

Pack some extra adventure into your next trip to the Dominican Republic and master the basics of scuba diving on a two-day PADI course. Located in the Del Este National Park, this introduction to scuba diving combines all the essential theory with two discovery dives to some of the world's most biodiverse marine sanctuaries.

Situated in the heart of the Del Este National Park, the Bayahibe region is renowned for its remote beaches and reefs with diverse marine life. Reef Oasis Viva Dominicus Dive Club is located inside the beautiful resorts of Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace in Bayahibe - a nature reserve with over 20 official dive sites located along the Bayahíbe coastline. The resort is served by three main airports - La Romana, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.

A two-day scuba diving course, this PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. An introduction to scuba diving with theory lessons, three pool dives, and two open water dives, PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. Taking you from the pool to the ocean in just two days, learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank in a safe environment - then head out to explore stunning coral gardens on two discovery dives, practising your skills whilst discovering the diverse tropical fish and marine mammals that live just offshore!

Dive Site Options

Catalina Garden: Depth: 10 m
A shallow Caribbean reef with very good visibility and a 1m to 3m drop. Here you will see coral and marine sponges, as well as typical Caribbean marine life.
Coral Garden: Depth: 10-12 m
Dive site with an artificial reef. Sandy bottom with natural reef and artificial structure with corals.
Atlantic Princess Wreck: Depth: 12 m
An artificial wreck sunk in 2008, this shallow dive site is the ideal introduction to wreck diving, populated by shoals of tropical fish.


- Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.

Special terms

Meeting time to be confirmed at the dive centre one day before the trip

Activity subject to weather restrictions

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • PADI instructor
  • Three pool dives
  • Two open water dives
  • Full scuba diving equipment
  • Theoretical sessions
  • Travel to dive centre
  • PADI book& certification (60 USD to be paid at the club)
  • Diving insurance
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Suncream
  • Towel
Meeting point
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach. Bayahibe, La Romana 23000, República Dominicana. Get directions


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