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 Dominican Republic

Central America

Famous dive area near Santo Domingo is "La Caleta", an underwater national park with wrecks such as the "The Hickory" wreck, "El Limon" wreck...

Location: Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Geographic coordinates: 19° 0' N, 70° 40' W
Coastline km: 1,288 km km
Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Terrain: rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed
Elevation: lowest point: Lago Enriquillo -46 m highest point: Pico Duarte 3,175 m
Natural hazards: lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)
Population: 9,183,984 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Spanish
Capital: Santo Domingo
Divisions: 31 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 district* (distrito); Azua, Baoruco, Barahona, Dajabon, Distrito Nacional*, Duarte, El Seibo, Elias Pina, Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Independencia, La Altagracia, La Romana, La Vega, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Monsenor Nouel, Monte Cristi, Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Salcedo, Samana, San Cristobal, San Jose de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macoris, Sanchez Ramirez, Santiago, Santiago Rodriguez, Santo Domingo, Valverde

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Boca Chica 2 0
Juan Dolio 6 0
La Romana and Saona Island 12 0
Puerto Plata area 17 0
Punta Cana 12 0

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Aquario Reef 2 / -
15 m 16 m All divers
Coral Garden (Luperon) - / -
18 m 25 m CMAS ** / AOW
Cuevas de Du-du 9 / 1
10 m 13 m CMAS ** / AOW
El Derrumbao 4 / -
30 m 37 m CMAS ** / AOW
Patricia Wreck 3 / -
15 m 18 m CMAS * / OW


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Aquario Reef
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Parque Nacional La Caleta
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Parque Nacional La Caleta
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Parque Nacional La Caleta
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El Dudu

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By livi120
Jul 15, 2015
Carnival Cruise Excursion 0 -
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Santa Catalina Wall
By livi120
Jul 15, 2015
Carnival Conquest Excursion -

Astron Wreck
By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011
OW Training Dive 2/4 - Fun dive.  Only modest sea life, current, and visibility, but the giant propeller of the wreck was an interesting sight.

By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011

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Sep 8, 2011

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Trip: OW Training
By stevehau
From Sep 6, 2011 to Sep 8, 2011

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Trip: Punta Cana 2010
By glasi99
From Mar 9, 2010 to Mar 24, 2010

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Trip: Domikanische Republik
By ThomasKuehn
From Apr 10, 1999 to Apr 24, 1999


Trip: Dominican Republic
By Tanduay
From Mar 7, 1994 to Mar 12, 1994



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