Dominican Republic Diving
Diving © Bolívar Sánchez
With nine distinct ecological regions, the island attracts
hikers, cavers, birders, culture hounds, and from December to April
the famed offshore region of the Silver Bank fills with the
haunting melody of whalesong, as humpback whales come to calve.
Divers will find a wonderful array of diving off every coast, and
each region has its signature dives and logbook essentials,
including vibrant, fishy reefs and lightbeam-filled caverns.
But, with a seafaring history that includes the first European
to set foot in the Americas, divers tend to gravitate to a long
list of brag-worthy wrecks, both natural and artificial, that date
from the 16th century to the modern era. Warm water and generally
good visibility make most of the Dominican Republic a year-round
destination for divers of every level.