diving bayahibe, dominican republic

Bayahibe dive guide

Bayahibe diving

Bayahibe offers diving opportunities with a variety of easy dives for beginners and for the more advanced diver wrecks and caves.

Bayahibe is a small fisherman village situated about 120 km east of Boca Chica and is situated directly in the "Parque Nacional del Este" which is a protected marine park. Here you can find sea grass beds, mangrove forests, nice and conserved coral reefs, lobsters, eagle rays, manatees, turtles and even whales, sharks and dolphins.

It's possible to dive all year and Bayahibe is known for its calm waters since it is a protected large half-bay.

A big advantage of Bayahibe is that most spots are reachable within 15 to 25 minutes by speed boat, the water is nicely warm (a shorty is enough) and the visibility is mostly good 30-80 ft.

Some of the best dive sites of the Dominican Republic are located here in the southeast. The corals are healthy with predominantely hard corals, gorgonians, sponges and tropical reef fishes populating the reefs. Small critters abound, especially arrowhead crabs, green anemones, pedersen shrimps, fire worms, sea cucumbers, hermitage crabs, etc. Ideal for beginners as the depth varies from 10-25 meters.

More advanced divers can enjoy the adventure of diving to the wreck of the "Saint George"an 80 meter long steel freighter sunk a while ago whose depth ranges from 17 to 40 meters.

The wall off Catalina Island or the dive sites around the smaller island Catalinita, where hammerheads, big rays and black tip sharks can be seen are also interesting for the advanced diver.

"Padre Nuestro" is a fantastique cave and "La Sirena" is worth it and will definitely be an unforgettable experience.

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