The fisherman village Bayahibe is the best starting point for scuba diving in the Dominican Republic when you resort in Punta Cana or Dominicus. In front of this small village begins the Parque Nacional del Este. This park was declared a protected area in September 1975. Among its ecosystems are sea grass beds, mangrove forests, rocky coasts, sandy beaches, moist and dry subtropical deciduous forests, salt tolerant plant communities and important for us divers coral reefs. In the reefs you can see lobster, eagle rays, manatees, whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles & much more. We reach the reefs in only 5 to 30 min. by boat. The depth range from 30 to 100 ft. The sea is always calm and good visibility -up to 120 ft- is guaranteed around the year. Guests of the Bayahibe and Dominicus resorts are lucky, but also for a Punta Cana Diving experience the Caribbean Sea is top.
Global Divers (Diving with Piet!) is a registered dive center located in Punta Cana, offering dives on the Caribbean coast of Dominican Republic, the best area for diving on the island. The owner: Dutchman "Piet", is one of the highest certified dive instructor on the island, specialized in scuba diving and scuba lessons. Diving with Piet! only takes a limited number of clients per day, so book early because places are filled up fast.
Wreck of the Saint George
Scuttled to give an artificial reef the 240 ft steel freighter stands upright in the sand providing a new home for the marine life. Max. depth 120 ft.
Catalina Island - The Wall
One of the best spots of the Dominican Republic for divers and for snorkelers is The Wall in front of Catalina Island only 30 min away by boat. The Wall is a drop off, falling down to 300 ft. You can see black corals at about 80 ft. The top of The Wall is full of marine life: corals and sponges in all colors, shapes and sizes, elk-horn corals and myriad of colorful Caribbean fishes in shallow water. You can enjoy them just with snorkeling gear (6 ft to 15 ft).
In front of Saona Island, the largest of the three islands, we have a dive site with ledges where nurse sharks are often seen sleeping in the shadow under the overhangs; a strong current makes great drift dives possible.
Dive sites in the National park Bayahibe
For more information or reservations contact the dive shop directly: Diving with Piet!, or phone: +(1) 809-833-0477.
Normally we depart for the local dives around 09:00am from Bayahibe and we are back around 14:00h (02:00pm). The duration of the trip depends on the dive sites. You can dive locally or we can go to Catalinita, Saona or Catalina. These dive excursions normally take the whole day.
What do we offer:
* Night Dives
* Dive boat Charter
* Equipment rental
PADI Courses in Bayahibe:
* PADI Open Water Diver Course
* PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
* All TEC courses untill the super advanced level
Program for non divers:
* PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program - DSD
The itinerary of the tour and the services offered may differ from those described on this page due to current weather conditions and availability of goods.
Tip: You stay in Punta Cana, but you want to dive or make several excursions in Bayahibe?
Check Villa Iguana in Bayahibe, the perfect accommodation in Bayahibe for a short stay.
You will save the transfer costs, the hotel is then basically for free!