Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour From La Romana - Punta Cana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up in all locations in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Ulverto Alto, Cap Cana, La romana, Casa De Campo, Boco chica and Juan Dolio.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Welcome aboard and scuba dive two "must see" dive sites and the most beautiful underwater ecosystem of the Dominican Republic with a full day, all inclusive tour to Catalina Island. Experience clear turquoise waters, incredible coral formations, fish life and ultimate relaxation in paradise on a private beach. Enjoy the cool breeze and selection of refreshments at our bar overlooking the ocean and a Dominican feast prepared by local renowned chef Miguel.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Catalina Island, La romana, La Romana Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Once finished snorkeling we will set a course heading to the west side of Catalina Island. On arrival you will be taken by Eileen (speed boat) to our beach on the island.
Then our chef will be busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican lunch. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (only available with our Premier VIP package), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits.
After lunch you get to enjoy some free time to Snorkel or just relax and enjoy the beach.
At around 3pm, Our speed boat, Eileen will ferry you to our catamaran Paradise. We will set a course for the marina, where you bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.


Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Passion Paradise Adventures, La Romana, La Romana Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Once finished snorkeling we will set a course heading to the west side of Catalina Island. On arrival you will be taken by Eileen (speed boat) to our beach on the island.
Then our chef will be busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican lunch. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (only available with our Premier VIP package), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits.
After lunch you get to enjoy some free time to Snorkel or just relax and enjoy the beach.
At around 3pm, Our speed boat, Eileen will ferry you to our catamaran Paradise. We will set a course for the marina, where you bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.


Duration: 9 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Moto Catamaran boat ride

Full diving equipment, including 2 tanks and weight belts

Access to beach on Catalina Island

Professional PADI dive masters

Use of snorkeling equipment

Dominican BBQ lunch

Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)

Beach lounger

Entry/Admission - Catalina Island

Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Speciality beers (available to purchase)

Snacks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Minimum age is 13 years

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive

Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking

Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not turn up at the pick-up point at the specified time

Can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements.

It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Boat only 40% filledSeating distance on the boat and beach

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Jun-2022

    My husband and I had a fantastic time on this trip. Couple hiccups - My husband is not an experienced diver (which was known to the guides). Our guide did not speak English so the guide was deflating his vest and essentially pushing him under water while he was explaining that he wasn't comfortable yet. My husband ultimately did not dive either dive and he's not one to quit out on stuff like that. So we wasted money where I felt like had we had a guide that we could have communicated with, he would have been able to taken some extra time to get him comfortable. The equipment wasn't great. My respirator broke in my mouth mid-dive so i had to bite down extra hard on one spot or hold it in place to give my jaw a break. I saw rips and tears in numerous wet suits and had a couple people point out broken fins. Ultimately the tanks and vests seemed to be in good condition because no one died ;) but it was a little disconcerting. Our tour had a lot of non-divers that were just snorkeling. We did two dives, but they were only able to snorkel at one site. So my husband missed the first site because of our diving issue and then couldn't even snorkel at the second so he missed all of it. All that being said, I would recommend for experienced divers. The guides were nice, Catalina Island was beautiful. There were free booze on the island and on the boat ride back.

  • 23-May-2022

    Joel was fantastic at showing us everything along the reef for both dives! He was friends with all the fish! We went through the dive plan for a dive at the Catalina wall and Aquarius and both were incredible spots.

  • 25-Jan-2022

    This was the most chaotic diving experience I have ever had. There were 50 people cramped on this boat with families with little kids as well as drunk adults there for a good time- some staying on the boat, some going snorkeling, some just there for the beach on Catalina island. When putting on my diving gear I was genuinely concerned that I would mistakenly knock a child out with my tank. There was 0 safety in terms of the diving- they didn’t check our padi certifications, there was no safety stop after diving to a depth of 20 meters, the dive leader was so focused on 1 client that he barely turned around to check on the rest of us, the equipment was old and worn out (no way to see time under water). The dive leader was interrupting/disturbing the marine life for us to interact with them, which I was also not comfortable with. I do not recommend this to any diver, especially if you have recently gotten certified or are not super comfortable diving without support.

  • 22-Jan-2022

    The scuba sights were great- saw seahorses and lion fish. The overall experience was pretty bad. They never even checked our certifications. We were on a crowded boat with about 40 other snorkelers, they rushed us through the entire process of gearing up, barely explained our route plan, and pushed my friend off the boat after she had her gear on because she wasn’t moving fast enough. The guide didn’t take a safety stop on the first dive, making my friend feel ill. The beach at Catalina Island was also very crowded, and not very nice. They ran out of beer at the “open bar” and only had rum and coke or sprite. Definitely would recommend any other diving company as I can’t imagine a worse, more chaotic or potentially dangerous diving experience.

  • 12-Nov-2021

    Trip was awesome and well worth it. Was told to be ready by 7:15 and picked up by 7:30, so that’s good. Ride was great, they picked up a couple more people then we went to a meeting place and they placed us in a bus with those going to the same excursions, which was expected. Was supposed to start by 10:30 and we started by 11 so all good. Guides are very friendly. A lot of yelling going back and forth but that seems how they speak to one another. Divemaster was good but a little careless in the second dive as I ran out of air and hod to use my partners reserve to go up. Catalina beach was beautiful but with the two dives we maybe had 30 min to enjoy. Food was ok nothing special but all around very well worth it. I recommend.

  • 31-Jul-2021

    Great experience and no problems! The wall and Aquarium dive sites was amazing! Pickup and drop off from hotel was perfect.

  • 30-Jun-2021

    I went to Isla Catalina with Passion Paradise in May 2021. The tour was okay and I had no complaints. The pickup driver arrived almost on time. During my second dive, I got to see three stingrays as well as some other unusual animals - thanks to the tour guide who spotted them. The lunch was fine - nothing special but I didn't get sick either.

  • 20-Jun-2021

    Bad experience the company you guys booked me with does not work on the weekends and you booked me for the weekend. I need a full refund as promised by the company you guy made the reservation with thanks

  • 02-Feb-2021

    fue acordado la actividad de snorkeling y scuba diving. sin mediar razón, la salida fue dos horas más tarde y el regreso poco mas 2 horas antes de lo acordado. no hubo lugar a retorno de dinero o compensación alguna, simplemente lo impusieron de esa manera, en contra de lo acordado con anterioridad. básicamente te llevan a almorzar, pero te niegan la bebida que se supone está incluida. no se presentó mal clima. difícilmente las otras opciones pueden ser peor, es mejor explorar otras opciones ara realizar este tour.

  • 15-Feb-2020

    I booked through trip advisor instead of our resort and after visiting with other guests I’m glad I did. We Stayed at the Casa de Campo and a bus from Passion Paradise Adventure arrived on time to pick me up. My drive to the boat was maybe 10 minutes. (Booking from Casa de Campo would have been about an our over to the dive shop, then an hour back to the boat.) The price at my resort was cheaper, but the taxi was not included and would have been another $45. So in the end I spent less and spent less time driving around. We were on a boat with snorkelers too but that was no problem. We had dedicated crew for our dive and for my group the dive instructor was Edwar. Super nice guy and he took very good care of us. Each Dive lasted about 45 minutes and the sea life and plants were very good. Saw my first Eagle Ray up close. The beer on the boat was cold, and included (nothing before the dive of course!!) The lunch at Catalina Island was good and provided lots of opportunity for beach time or shade (nice after all of the boat time in the sun) All in all. I’m very pleased.

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