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Ocean Diving

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Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
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About Ocean Diving
Underwater, the true Caribbean world opens up to both experienced and beginning divers. Our diving is done in 5 distinct locations; Boca Chica Bay, La Caleta Underwater National Park, Catalina Island, Saona Island and the fresh water cave. Regular dive schedule starts at 8:30 am with two trips a day and a night dive. We can tailor your dive vacation or training to meet your vacation schedule.
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Hope G wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
My bf and I have never scuba dived before and this was an amazing experience for us. Our instructor Humberto was really kind and patient and taught us everything we'd need to know to feel comfortable (breathing techniques, how to set up all equipment, underwater communication, etc). Also he speaks English and spanish for easier communication. We practiced in the pool and on the beach after our instruction and then took a boat out and went. It was super affordable ($90 per person, equipment and boat included) and we were actually in the ocean for about an hour). They also have plenty of advanced options for more skilled divers. This was great for us as newbies. Thank you so much! We had an awesome time.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Peter L wrote a review Mar 2020
Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic2 contributions
This is the place to be to go diving or to learn SCUBA. After 30+ years of not diving (life happens), I came to Ocean Diving for my PADI Open Water certification. What a great staff! My instructor was Humberto Viloria with 19 years teaching. Along with Víctor who captained the dive boat and Rosa providing adminitrative support, I felt welcome. Owner Sergio Cipolla was on site there along with Luca his son making sure that everthing was taken care of. There are at least 4 other instructors in Boca Chica, and more at their other site at Emotions Hotel in Juan Dolio. I met divers from England and Poland during my days there and despite the coronavirus outbreak going on elsewhere, we had a great time. The equipment was first rate and was sanitized daily. Now that I have certified, I can't wait to take advantage of the 18 dive sites that they go to. I recommend this place to anyone, beginner to expect. THANKS
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ocean D, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Diving
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Thanks for your review Peter !
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Christopher R wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a great experience with this dive shop. The staff are super friendly and they are passionate about showing their students a great time. I would highly recommend Ocean Diving while visiting the Dominican Republic.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ocean D, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Diving
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Thanks for your review !
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Nina wrote a review Nov 2019
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I did a diving rehearsal for one afternoon with some practice in the pool and one fun dive to remember the things that I forgot since I did my licence some years ago. My guide, Ariadna was very patient and friendly and explained everything very well. Another day I went to the wreck and to another reef spot. Was really beautiful. Everything is very professional and well organized. Would very much recommend the diving school.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Soulies wrote a review Oct 2019
Penetanguishene, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I had booked a trip to go parasailing with this company in the Monday of our trip. On Tuesday morning we were picked up from our hotel and brought to their facility but a thunderstorm had rolled in. So we decided to try and wait it out. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and they offered to reschedule us for the next day at no charge or refund us, we decided to try again the next day. Wednesday afternoon there was storms on the horizon again so for safety reasons they wouldn't take us out again. I was a little disappointed I couldn't go parasailing as I had a different trip booked for Thursday and was going home Friday but I was really impressed with their safety standards for conditions that they will go out in. So instead of taking the refund my wife and I opted to do a discovery dive instead and I'm so glad we did. Baptiste was an incredible teacher. He made you feel calm comfortable and confident in your ability to manage the skills necessary to go diving in a swimming pool before taking us out in the ocean. And the experience we got diving was hands down the most incredible thing I've ever experienced in my life. I really wish they had a shop back home because I would use them all the time to go diving. Also of note their staff is very fluent in English French Spanish and Italian. This made the experience significantly more comfortable having an instructor that didn't struggle to speak a language I understood. If I come back to Dominican Republic I will definitely be going diving with then again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Ocean D, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Diving
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Thank you very much for review ! We are sad the parasailing didn't work out due to weather . Thank you for your patience and willingness to be flexible. We are very happy you were still able to enjoy a fun dive experience and we welcome you again at our dive center anytime ! Keep on diving friends.
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