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Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from La Romana

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    What to Expect
    Your scuba diving adventure begins with morning pickup from your La Romana hotel. Accompanied by a team of PADI-certified dive masters, set sail aboard a fully equipped catamaran, enjoying spectacular views across the Caribbean.

    The first stop of the day is ‘The Wall’, a popular dive site off the east coast of Catalina Island, with depths from ranging from 5 meters (16 feet) to 40+ meters (131+ feet). After listening to the safety briefing and getting suited up in your dive gear (all equipment is provided), enjoy just under an hour to explore the underwater wonders. Glide past dramatic vase sponges and colorful sea fan coral, and look out for exotic marine life including octopus, porcupine fish, moray eel, scorpion fish, southern stingray, blue parrotfish, lionfish, and sea horse.

    Continue to the second dive site, 'The Aquarium', where you’ll have just under an hour to explore, with depths from 8 meters (26 feet) to 12+ meters (39+ feet). As you probably guessed from the name, the ‘Aquarium’ is renowned for its abundance of tropical fish and marine life, and you might spot tube worm, spiny lobster, sand star, frogfish, trumpet fish, barracuda, mackerel, and tiger moray eel.

    After working up an appetite, head to a private beach on Catalina Island, where you’ll be served a delicious BBQ lunch, including fresh lobster (VIP package only), pork and chicken, accompanied by pasta salads and fresh tropical fruits.

    Spend the rest of the afternoon swimming and sunbathing on the beach, where you can make the most of the open bar or go snorkeling (equipment provided) around the coast.

    As you set out on the return cruise, get in the party mood with on-board music, entertainment, and refreshments. Arrive back in La Romana, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up in all locations in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Ulverto Alto, Cap Cana, La romana, Casa De Campo, Boco chica and Juan Dolio.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Moto Catamaran boat ride
    • Full diving equipment, including 2 tanks and weight belts
    • Access to beach on Catalina Island
    • Professional PADI dive masters
    • Use of snorkeling equipment
    • Dominican BBQ lunch
    • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)
    • Beach lounger
    • Entry/Admission - Catalina Island
    • Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Speciality beers (available to purchase)
    • Snacks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
    • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking
    • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not turn up at the pick-up point at the specified time
    • Can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements.
    • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I booked the scuba diving trip in Isla Catalina in January 2019. I find the prommising PASSIONPARADISE ADVENTURES add on the web and also friends advice to visit Catalina. I am a certified diver with over 20 years of experiance in scuba diving. The reason that I am writing this
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    Response from Chantel P, Manager at Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from La Romana
    Responded Jan 13, 2019
    Firstly, I would like to address that we are not a Dive Center, we are an Excursion company that provides service to other companies for example Dive Centers and Tour Operators. We run day tours to Catalina Island snorkeling and diving, we provide the service of boat, beach, lunch, drinks and equipment. We are a family run business and always put our clients first, not profit. We provide a warm and friendly environment for all our clients. You mention “It may help to reduce the number of non-professional scuba diving services some day in the future” I would like to say everyone has to start somewhere, from the basic to advance, you mention you been diving over 20 years; however, you have had to start from the basics. Prior to your arrival you were informed by Chantel to question in the marina for our captain, she also mentioned that the boats stated Passion Paradise clearly identified on each boat. A member of our crew responded and said to you that Chantel would be here in a few moments and you were in the right place. When Chantel arrived in the marina, two group had arrived at the same time, which meant she would need to organize each group and direct them to the correct boat, which meant she would need to Liaison with her colleagues. As you stated “She spent more of the time with other stuff members and not with us, divers or snorkelers” this was not correct, staff need to communicate to ensure staff members are aware of there duties. As in all business. “Communication amongst colleagues is the base of any successful business. Prior to your excursion through email and telephone sizes where discussed, as stated above we are not a Dive Center and we make sure that all equipment is sent prior to your arrival… when clients arrive to the marina Chantel introduces herself and works through the list to ensure all clients are aboard. Chantel will need to question clients if they are diving or snorkeling it is a standard procedure. Divers would be introduced to the instructor/ dive master, which will carry out briefings and equipment prior to entering the water. I would like to state that we have more than 1 dive master that works with Passion Paradise. Chantel introduced you to your dive master who would be taking you diving on this day so for this reason Chantel is not required to organize diving drill sessions for you at any time as the dive master you where diving with carried out this with you. All divers that come are asked to present us with a certification, those clients in advance that have a DSD certification have a different instructor. Ever client is required to fill in a waver form and medical form along with their license. As I mentioned earlier, we are an excursion company and we provide diving to those with a minimum of open water. Dive centers that send clients to Catalina Island
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    • Duration: 9h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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