diving samana, dominican republic

Samana dive guide

Samana diving

Samana diving is considered as the best diving of the north coast of the Dominican Republic as the rocky coastline with high cliffs leads to an extraordinary underwater world of drop offs and pinnacles rising from 165 feet to 15 feet of the surface.
The dive sites are suitable for divers from beginner to advanced level and there are plentiful corals, sponges, canyon style incisions and hundreds of tropical fish.

The visibility of Samana's transparent blue waters can range from 100-150 feet.

The sea floor varies broadly from shallow, reef sites featuring lots of deep undercuts, to systems honeycombed with large caves, tunnels and swim-throughs such as those surrounding the small rock islands of Las Ballenas (The Whales). Beneath the moderate depths of 30 and 50 feet, their vast collection of cave and tunnel formations, are numerous.

The Cave Dadu is a must for cave lovers. To access the cave there's a jungle which goes into a tunnel ending up in a lake. It's a beautiful cave with a lot of stalagtites. The entrance has big stalagmites that gives it the aspect of a big mouth.

Samana is reputed for it's whale watching during the whale season from December to March. They can be seen in the protected reef of Banco de la Plata (Silver bank) just outside Samana. During these months approx. 2000 to 3000 humpback whales migrate from the cold North into the warm sea in order to mate or to breed.
This is without any doubt a breathtaking spectacle watching these giants of the sea measuring up to 16m and weighing around 40 tons jumping and diving in the water. Humpback whales are said to be the most entertaining whales of all, especially during mating season.

I just wrote a few highligts but you can find more in the dive centers websites.

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