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Divecenter Merlin

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Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
+1 809-545-0538
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Inspiring Staff

I was recommended a couple of other places by hostel mates to get my Open Water Cert, but as i was... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Jake K
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Outstanding

Our dive trip with Merlin was perfect in every way. We are open water certified divers. They are... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Lori W
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Highland Beach, Florida
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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 boat in 5 - 20 minutes.
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Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

I was recommended a couple of other places by hostel mates to get my Open Water Cert, but as i was shopping the dive centers, i found Merlin to be the best and most comfortable fit in Sosua. I was assigned a most inspiring instructor....More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Our dive trip with Merlin was perfect in every way. We are open water certified divers. They are professional, skilled, accommodating, friendly and very service oriented. They took underwater photos that they gave us on a CD as a gift when we left.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

I did the PADI Open Water Certification course with the Merlin dive center. My two instructors, David and Christian, were very professional, knowledgeable and made the 4 day course a fun experience. The underwater world just off the coast of Sosua is impressive. I 100%...More

Thank GabsSUI
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Well organised and friendly run dive on the beach in Sosua. Their equipment was new and well-maintained, and they have a cafe shop next door for drinks and healthy food snacks. Most of the dive sites were within 10 mins on the boat and the...More

Thank mytravelbag2016
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Friendly, helpful instructors and staff. I was happy to pay a bit extra for the quick and informative yet relaxed service

Thank L4wis
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Very experienced staff, good tips to improve my diving (open water certified) and being able to make beginners feel comfortable in the water. Good pricing and professional customer service. Quick to respond to emails, whatsapp and facebook messaging. If I was to return to Sosua...More

Thank clslogic
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

After some research we ended up at dive center Merlin. We were treated very kindly by the professional staff. The equipment we rented was in good condition and the briefings by the dive masters were always thorough. We felt safe with the dive masters underwater...More

Thank Eveline Z
Reviewed May 30, 2017

After sorting through all the reviews, my wife and I knew we should go with Divecenter Merlin. This dive shop located in Sosua bay has scuba/snorkel dive activities to a well executed science. Every last member of the staff is unbelievably friendly, helpful and obviously...More

Thank Taurean B
Reviewed May 21, 2017

My girlfriend and I went diving with David at Divecenter Melin Sosua in May, with no previous dive experience. We did not know what to expect but looked forward to learning the basics and eventually getting out to the sea. We did the DST (Discover...More

Thank Brandon A
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Awesome, safety is a priority very nice staff would definitely go back if I'm ever in sosua again Thank you to the hole team

Thank jonathan m
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Response from Terry T | Reviewed this property |
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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