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Address: Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-545-0538
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI...

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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Fantastic Experience From Start to Finish!!

Jurgen and the crew at Merlin are fantastic! I have only ever written 4-5 on-line reviews, but these guys deserve a great one so here goes... My wife and I are certified divers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jurgen and the crew at Merlin are fantastic! I have only ever written 4-5 on-line reviews, but these guys deserve a great one so here goes... My wife and I are certified divers but relatively inexperienced. We contacted Merlin with a bunch of questions a week before our trip. We received an e-mail with a personalized audio file link answering... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was just perfect and plesand diving with very experienced and friendly instructors and crew of Divecenter Merlin. We can just recomend them. In case of next trip to Sosua we will for sure dive with Divecentrum Merlin again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up at Merlin Dive center, following the recommendation of our hotel. The welcome was very friendly. We could organise a dive for the same day. They even proposed to my wife and my 6 year old kid to join in the same boat for a snorkling experience with an instructor. My dive was great. The equipment was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Dominican Republic, Sosua to visit friends, and do some diving while there. we are both experienced divers. The staff at Merlin were very accomodating, and helped about wherever possible with information, logistics, and equipment. Arrangements had been made for someone to carry my dive gear onto the beach when necessary. The location, close to our downtown... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Nice snorkeling trip here, good guide and all equipments. Coming back maybe next year 😄 Good service, taxi came to pick us from our Hotel in Punta Cana. Price included transportation, which was really nice. First we went out to the sea where it was EasyPark to find nice place with colourfull fishes. Like a dream. All was well organized,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent dive shop. I showed up as first timer, not certified. Merlin ran a class in the morning, then trial dive in a local hotel pool. Most of us passed. In the afternoon we dove as scheduled. All on time. All professional. Many languages spoken. Contact is Juergen.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The underwater pictures taken was free - delighter. Got the dropbox link after dive. Good english speaking and good dive masters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visited the Sosua/Cabarete area of the DR for a week. Merlin was recommended by the hotel I was staying at and i couldn't have been more pleased with the recommendation. Juergen was super helpful in setting up my dive and David was a great dive instructor -- being patient with me after not diving for more than 8 years!... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Professional and fun staff. Photos were included which was very nice! Everything handled very well, thanks for that. Easily recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Thank you Pablo for the great dive we had! As you told us, you have about 5000 logged dives and probable 10.000 dives after that….. that gives a hell of confidence to dive to the wrack at 35 meters. Although the big fish were on holiday during our dive, it was a great experience. Thanks again!

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