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Divecenter Merlin

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Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI Instructor Jurgen Rumpenhorst and his team speak English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. The dive shop is open all year round. More than 20 different dive sites can be reached by...more
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Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Very friendly and professional people, good conditions, simply a great dive! My mom was allowed to tag along for some snorkeling. Getting to and from the boat with all the gear was a tad demanding, but we all managed without any bigger problems. Apparently, the...More

3  Thank Jana13
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 1, 2013

From the moment we arrived at Merlin dive shop this was a horrible experience. We were chastised for not having our divers card and they would only look up our names once. However the let us dive anyway. Safety first? We met our dive instructor...More

1  Thank Tom19572012
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Cool people, good dives & and so nice that they send you the dive pictures afterwards via Dropbox or directly on USB ;-)

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I had a really good time with the Merlin dive group!! They where executional and my coach Bernie was a great teacher!! He took the time to explain things to make sure you understand!! And is French underwater is exceptional 😂!! Thank you everyone for...More

Thank katmassokine
Divecentermerlin, Owner at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Hello Katrina, thank you very much for your feedback. It was nice to meeting you. We all hope to see you both again. Best Regards Juergen

Reviewed September 18, 2018

The team is very professional, safty comes first! We felt very well looked after the whole time, and after a 30 minutes theory we start practice. After lunch we made our first dive up to 11 meter - everyone should try it once!

Thank Richard M
Divecentermerlin, Owner at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018

Hi Richard, thank you very much for your feedback. Wish you a great time here in Paradise!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

This diving school is really great and I did 9 dives with them. The whole crew is really great and very friendly. I would recommend this school for fun dives (which I did), as well as for courses. The diving groups are really small. On...More

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Divecentermerlin, Owner at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2018
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Hallo Chris, vielen Dank für Dein Feedback. Es freut mich sehr, dass es Dir bei uns gefallen hat. Wir alle...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Summary at the end ;) That was the first experience for us. We did one diving session the first day to see, that was very beautiful. So after that, we decided to go for the course open water diver (03days and 04 diving). We meet...More

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Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hello Axel, congratulations to your PADI Open Water Diver certifications. Thank you very much for your feedback. Enjoy the pictures and we all hope to see you again. All the best. Juergen

Reviewed August 11, 2018

My experience with Divecenter Merlin was exceptional. I took my Open Water Diver Certification over four days. Their staff was very accommodating around my schedule and they were very professional. My knowledgeable instructor Chris, was very calm, patient, and encouraging when I was feeling a...More

Thank kristen c
Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hello Kristen, congratulation to your PADI Oper Water Diver certification. I´m happy to hear you enyoed our service. We all looking forward to see you again. Best Regards Juergen

Reviewed August 6, 2018

You never know what to expect, but this group was amazing; safe, friendly, fabulous communication. We went over the dive plan, complete with maps and locations of where we'd be going. We went over important hand signals, they had water ready to go. They gave...More

Thank drgruver
Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback, it was nice to meeting you. It´s nice to hear you are happy with the picures and the video. We wish you a great time and hope to see you again. Best Regards Juergen

Reviewed July 15, 2018

I came to Dominican Republic to finish my Scuba Diving certification. So far, I only dived in a small pool, so I didn't know what to expect, was scared and nervous. I booked my 4 dives (and snorkeling for my husband) with Divecenter Merlin by...More

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Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Hello Kate, congratulation to your PADI Open Water Diver course. Thank you very much for your feedback it was nice to meeting you both. We wish you always good air. If you're interested in taking the next step in your diving career, you're always welcome...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

I've done about ten dives with Divecenter Merlin over several years. Each was flawless. It couldn't be easier. I get all my gear from them, show up at 9:00 for a briefing, walk down to the boat on the beach across from the shop, and...More

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Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback.I´m happy you enjoyed again our service. We wish you all the best and you are always welcome. Best Regards Juergen

Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit with the good people of Merlin dive center, this time for PADI AOWD certification. And with the instruction and encouragement of Adrian and Jeffery I achieved this goal. In one week!! These were different instructors than my previous visit- with...More

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Divecentermerlin, Inhaber at Divecenter Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hello Stephanie, thank you very much for your feedback and your second visit to do your PADI AOWD course. We all was happy to see you again in a short time. You are always welcome. Wish you all the best. Best Regards Juergen

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Not sure about the dates. I suggest you contact them directly. They speak english Jurgen is the person that runs the place They are the most helpful and friendliest dive shop I have dove with. My son and I were there in June... More
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