Atlantic Princess Wreck diving with ScubaCaribe in the Dominican Republic
Hispaniola is the second largest island in the Caribbean and shared by the Spanish speaking Dominican Republic and French Haiti. The diving in the Dominican Republic with ScubaCaribe is famous for its live coral reefs, plentiful aquatic life, great visibility, warm waters and excellent dive schools. Our editorial team teamed up with ScubaCaribe, a PADI Five Star Dive Center, for some action adventure diving and sailing on Bayahibe beach, South side of the island, in the Caribbean Sea.
We stayed at Dreams La Romana where ScubaCaribe have a dive office right next to the beach. As I first rocked up at the desk to say hello I was welcomed by the lovely Keila with one of the warmest and sincerest smiles I have ever seen and a gentle fist bump. I soon learned this was a signature greeting and method of communication, with plural meanings, everything from “hello”, “how are you”, “you’re looking good” to “everything ok” and “well done”.
Keila, Genesis and Cesar, a distinguished wind surfing master, immediately treated me as an old friend and babbled away in a mix of English and Spanish that just epitomised holiday spirit and we set about arranging a series of dives for the whole family.
We started with a quick refresher course in the pool, always a good idea if you’ve not dived for a year or more. The boys and I dived last year so we were all pretty up to speed and the dive instructor Noe was excellent, relaxed yet observant, fun yet precise, covering all the skills we needed. Ideal to get familiar with the top notch ScubaPro equipment. Plus the pool dive really gets you prepped and excited for the sea dive.
So the next morning we…. continue reading
–Written by Viscount Yves de Contades