Diving in the Dominican Republic is easy and trouble-free.

Underwater environments in the Dominican Republic include mangrove forests, deep wrecks and a vast reef structure featuring cavernous swim-throughs and extensive coral formations. Many of the dive sites are suitable to beginners, and many of the island’s resorts offer discovery dives for those that have never blown bubbles before. However, beginners will feel most comfortable on the southern coast where currents are calmer. Advanced divers can explore both coasts as well as the deep wrecks and walls.

Because of prevailing wind patterns, the calmest dive sites are found in Juan Dolio, Boca Chica and Bayahibe. The Samana Peninsula has advanced dives.