diving las terrenas, dominican republic

Las Terrenas dive guide

Las Terrenas diving

Las Terrenas is well known for having a large variety of crustaceans, lots of different coral and a great amount of fish. The landscape is totally different on each place and goes from canyons to nices caverns.

Many dive excursions are organised to the neighbouring half Island of Samana which has very abundant fish life.

From Las Terrenas daily trips can take you to the nearby coral reefs and "Whale Rocks"- Las Ballenas. The maximum depth is 17m. It's great for beginners and here you can find a huge variety of flora and fauna, overhangs, grottos, caverns, canyons, etc. This area is known for its shoals of Bermuda chub, and its huge lobsters, morays, and king crabs.

The outer reefs are suitable for the more advanced divers. These start at 22m and you are likely to see huge hard and soft corals and barrel sponges, morays, crabs, barracuda, lobsters, large puffer fish, and great shoals of reef fish, and also a small wreck teaming with fish life.

Carbo Cabron close to the end of the Samana peninsula is a great divespot known for it's walls.
Special highlighs are the "Ojo Blanco" and "The Cathedral" at Punta Tibisi. "The Tower", a rock, formed like a needle, coming from 70m close to the surface is a must. Here you might also sight Hammerhead sharks.

Another highlight is the fresh water lake "Cueva Dudu" (a Cenote). Two crystal clear fresh water lakes are connected by two tunnels with an average depth of 10 m (30 feet). Due to the speleotherms and many trees in the main lake you get unique views at a comfortable temparature of 24 degree celsius.

Not to miss if planning to travel here from December to April it is humpback whale season. They pass by in large numbers to their local breeding ground, where 80% of the worlds humpbacks breed. The whales sing as they make their way along the coast which you can hear as you are dive, which ofcourse is an unforgettable life experience.

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