Northern Coast Diving
Northern Coast Diving
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Discover scuba diving in the warm, clear waters of the Dominican Republic. Diving excursions and customized private charters are available 7 days a week. Our multilingual PADI instructors teach courses from beginner to instructor. There are a multitude of beautiful dive sites and calm, clear conditions almost every day! Want to snorkel? We offer snorkeling excursions every afternoon. An aquatic adventure for the whole family! Private charters for that very special occasion can be arranged, groups can be accommodated. Upscale private trips to Paradise Island are offered to groups of at least 4.
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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Ariel X
1 contribution
Dec 2022
I spent my Christmas holidays at Sosua, and got my PADI OW with Northern Coast Diving. A big shout out to Mike (owner) and the coach (Wellington)!!! They are very generous and patient people and super responsible. I connected with Mike 1 month before my trip. He explained every little detail to me, and even showed me pics and videos of the marine life. When I start my lesson, they always makesure the weather is nice and I am correctly equipped. After getting my license, my boyfriend and me did two recreational dives with Mike. Mike brought us to two great dive spots, and he was trying his best to find us amazing marine creatures.

To me, this is truly fascinating experience. This experience saves me from hydrophobia.

For those who are going to Sosua for diving or PADI license, I highly recommend this dive shop!
Written January 1, 2023
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Jennie K
3 contributions
Apr 2021
Mike was wonderful! He is a great divemaster, being calm, patient, safe, informative, and great at pointing out cool finds underwater (we saw one of the largest crabs I've ever seen, lots of cool fish, a ray, and an eel. He is also great in helping you out of the water too, with lots of good local recommendations. We shared a beer with him after our dive and his life story is incredible. Highly recommend getting to know Mike better if you have the chance.
Written August 19, 2021
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canadatoocoldtoscuba
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
Jan 2023
Outstanding! Couldn't have been happier with our diving experience with Mike. Awesome communication all the expertise and experience you want from a local guide. Three days of great weather and lovely dives in Sosua in January 2023. Shoutout to our cappy Danny as well!
Written January 9, 2023
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Steve S
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
I had not dove in over 25 years and Michael helped me with a PADI refresher in a pool once I arrived the first time in 2019. Since then the Northern Coast Diving team has helped me make over 20 dives in these rich, clear warm waters. This group has taken me to the reefs to show me how alive the waters are. Safety is number one and the condition of the rental equipment shows how important that is to this team too. All dives were boat entry and you do not have to haul the gear which is different but relaxing. All levels of experience are welcome here and I have decided to use them to certify advanced open water as there is opportunities to dive a shipwreck at 120 ft. Come to paradise and enjoy SCUBA with love of the Dominican heart.
Written September 7, 2020
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Hola Steve, Thanks for taking the time to post your review of Northern Coast Diving. Safety has always been #1 for us and now is even more important as we take precautions against Covid 19. But it is true that the diving has been spectacular all summer. I look forward to diving with you again soon! Michael
Written September 8, 2020
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Pierre Langevin
1 contribution
Jan 2020
I have been diving with Northern Coast for four winters now and have been completely satisfied every time. Michael, the owner, is very pleasant and runs a competent operation. His staff is professional and provides excellent, safe diving experiences. He even can provide staff who speak Spanish, English or French. I highly recommend Northern Coast Diving.
Written February 1, 2020
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Chris F
2 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
I was looking for a place to get my diving certification and Northern Coast Diving was recommended to me by a friend who is a experienced diver. The owner Mike and the dive instructor Willington were very professional. I had a problem equalizing my ears but with the help of these guys i was able to complete the certification with confidence. If you have any fears and you need a staff to take your time with you this is the place I truly recommend.
Written December 20, 2020
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Rachael G
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We loved getting our scuba license with Norther Coast Diving. They are the right balance between professional and relaxed. I’m not going to lie, the first day in the pool wasn’t a ton of fun (didn’t realize how anxious being under water breathing through a regular would make us) but our instructor was great and we decided to give it another day and we are so glad we did! It was a wonderful experience and we felt safe and well taken care of with Michael and his staff. Lunch was provided when we were there over lunchtime and it was very good. The equipment was well taken care of and in good condition. Their instructor was very kind and patient with us and encouraging when we needed it. We highly recommend them as a place to get your open water license.
Written March 14, 2020
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Christian R
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
Due to Corona the shop is closed currently.
We contacted Mike via eMail from the website.
The snorkling tour was a pure joy and was not all done in a rush. We both enjoyed the sealife relaxed and with many additional information given.
We think Mike offers the best underwater tours. We can absolutley recommend Mike/northerncoastdiving.
Written November 10, 2021
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Ben
Fort Wayne, IN1 contribution
Jan 2021
Had a great time diving with Mike and his crew in Sosua. Everything was catered to me during the dives. It was nice to not have to lug around heavy tanks and after the first dive to relax in the boat instead of getting other gear situated. We saw a ton of wildlife like eels, lobster, squid, crabs, shrimp, and tons of different species of coral and fish. I am an advanced certified diver but I was still able to learn a few things from Mike. He is a very knowledgeable diver with lots of experience and very friendly. Definitely recommend.
Written January 17, 2021
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mawindle
Chapel Hill, NC47 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
While in Sosua last month with my adult siblings, our partners and our mom, my husband and I had the pleasure of getting to snorkel multiple times with Northern Coast Diving. This is a first-class operation, we found them on our first trip to DR in 2012, and were so glad to connect with them again. The owners, Mike and Karen, are super-focused on their customers and are always interested in making sure their guests are happy. They arranged a day trip to Paradise Island for us, which if you've never been is a must-do while in the DR, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. The snorkeling around Sosua is quite good, and I especially enjoyed the Canyon as well as Three Rocks. Their captains, Luis and Ramirez, are top-notch. While we were there, they had many dive customers who were repeat customers, so they are clearly doing many things right. They have a very well-stocked shop with all kinds of gear for sale. They even take care of your belly! Lunch is served everyday for an incredibly low price, prepared by their cook, Alina. My husband is a picky eater, but he enjoyed the lunches so much that we ended up eating there most days on our two-week stay. I don't believe we ate the same thing twice, it was either a delicious Dominican lunch or a recipe that was provided to the cook by Mike. I believe he may have been a chef in a former life, it was that good! We can't wait for our next trip to Sosua and Northern Cost Diving will definitely be a part of it!
Written August 16, 2015
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