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The Dive Academy

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Address: Calle Principal | Samana Peninsular, Las Galeras 1000, Dominican Republic
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+1 829-577-5548

Las Galeras' premier Scuba Diving School & Water Sports Adventure...

Las Galeras' premier Scuba Diving School & Water Sports Adventure centre. English is our first language but we also speak Spanish, French, German, Danish, Swedish and Italian. We offer everything from Try and Tandem Dives to Instructor Courses, guided qualified dives over beautiful corals and the world famous 'The Tower'and Tibisi; all inclusive sailing & water sports day excursions - with skiing, snootering with our DPV's, diving and lunch on a beautiful sail boat to mini Live Aboard breaks. First Class Service with Economy Class Prices. We offer our clients professional and friendly, safe and affordable FUN.

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Best food and great people - Thanks

I was very late in writing this, but we actually went in December 2015. Diane was amazing at offering us advice on getting about in Samana and when we visited her in Las Galeras... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Petaluma, California
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Paul, Audrey, and Gus were great! Very funny and friendly and it was a relief to have them all speak English well (most people in Las Terrenas just speak French and Spanish). Pros: - Really awesome and entertaining crew - Knowledgeable and experienced - Nicer bus than most tour companies with an air conditioner! - Great value (+ our tour... More 

Thank Elana L
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was very late in writing this, but we actually went in December 2015. Diane was amazing at offering us advice on getting about in Samana and when we visited her in Las Galeras the food was great. We booked a snorkeling trip out for our penultimate day out and despite my girlfriend not being able to swim we gad... More 

Thank WildfireS3
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Paul & the Crew are an excellent team, full of knowledge and great fun to dive with, totally focused on providing the best diving in the area, very professional and nothing is a problem, Paul, Audrey & Roy made sure our 6 dives we well planned and enjoyable, can't recommend them enough, and will be going back for sure, hopefully... More 

Thank Peter E
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Diane and the rest of the staff were great! The snorkeling was wonderful and the lunch provided was delicious. Are trip started with a ride down to Samana, where we caught a boat out to Cayo Levantado to snorkel. After about 2 hours, we went to a new location to see a sunken ferry. After the snorkeling we ate food... More 

Thank Tyson G
Groton, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The Dive Academy has the most incredible excursions for both novice and experienced divers as well as first timers for both snorkeling and diving! Diane and her well trained and friendly staff made sure from the moment we began asking questions to the end of our excursion, that we were safe well informed and delighted beyond words with our adventure!... More 

2 Thank shirleyTemple59
tda-adventures, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this review

Hi ShirleyTemple Thank you for writing a review for us, we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how much they enjoyed their time with us. You and yur family were a delight to have on the Samana Marine Excursion and we often look at the pictures you took of your day. Looking forward... More 

Calgary Alberta
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We were very lucky to meet the team on the beach and immediately planned a dive with them. We went the next day for 2 dives and were very impressed with their professionalism. I am not the most experienced diver and at no time did I feel unsafe. Small group dive, there were 5 of us and a dive master,... More 

2 Thank stargazerr1
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't dive with anyone else on the island!!!!! Paul & team is amazing. As for the diving itself in the DR - it was a good refresher. The ship wreck dive was super cool and we saw lots of fish. Our first dive, the "wall" dive, was okay. After our 2 dives we spent a couple hours on an... More 

1 Thank Mbois509
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We arrived to inquire about snorkeling, and were lucky to meet Diane. Her ebullient nature and frankness about what to expect was rather a cultural shock to us; after traveling in DR for 2 weeks and being accosted by untold numbers of guides who would tell you whatever they thought you wanted to here, it was a welcome change indeed... More 

3 Thank umbrellabird
Autun, France
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

My journey start in the office of Diane with his delicious British humor in the style of the monty python. I felt that i was at the right place to experience new sensations. In the boat i had the luck to be coached by Audrey,a beautiful french instructor. In the water she always stood behind me holding my hand. I... More 

New York City, New York
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46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went on the snorkel excursion to Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) and it was memorable. We arrived at the location in Las Galeras and was greeted by Diane and fresh papaya juice. We were then taxied to Samana Bay and hopped on a catamaran to 2 dive/snorkel sites then Bacardi Island. The first site was mainly all... More 

2 Thank Karlene W

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