Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour From Bavaro - Punta Cana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. Please stay the name of the hotel
  • 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

Enjoy a magical day underwater during this full-day scuba diving trip from Bavaro. Travel to picturesque Catalina Island and immerse yourself in its clear turquoise waters, incredible coral formations and outstanding fish life. Relax on a private beach and enjoy refreshments at the open bar overlooking the ocean, then feast on a delicious Dominican meal prepared by a renowned chef. Dont miss this incredible opportunity to improve your diving and see some of the Dominican Republics most beautiful natural areas.

Highlights

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

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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 or Diving experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling or Diving to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Those who are Diving will experience there 2nd dive at The Aquarium. Once finished, 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: Isla catalina, Punta cana, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling or Diving experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling or Diving to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Those who are Diving will experience there 2nd dive at The Aquarium. Once finished, 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

All diving equipment, including 2 tanks and weight belts

Moto catamaran boat trip

Professional PADI dive masters

Visit to beach on Catalina Island

Dominican BBQ feast

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments

Beach lounger

Round-trip hotel transfers

Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures

Entry/Admission - Catalina Island

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Specialty beers (available to purchase)

Snacks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Diver must have a PADI open water dive certification or better in order to dive with us

Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving

Some medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Bring your bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash (for incidentals) and camera

Concerted effort will be given to cater to anyone with any disabilities, please advise at the time of booking to ensure proper information is given regarding any relevant disabilities

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate 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 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

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Mar-2021

    I will be calling someone to review the situation that happened on this tour as there isn't enough characters allowed in this text box to explain. this was by far the worst excursion i have ever gone on in my life.. i will call tomorrow to review with management as i want something done regarding this . I WAS FEAFUL FOR MY FAMILIES SAFETY MANY TIMES NOT JUST REGARDING COVID EITHER..

  • 10-Mar-2020

    We were staying at a Punta Cana hotel and the bus was 1/2 hour late. During the drive, we made three stops and transferred vehicles. We made the 120km trip to Catalina in 2 and a half hours. When we arrived we were bustled onto a very nice boat with a group of snorkellers, the scuba equipment appeared to be good quality, (I have my own so didn't use any) and the crew prepared it for their clients. They also prepped my personal gear, but I had to assist anyway because they weren't familiar with the elaborate self-contained BCD. Once in the water, I found the visibility and the flora and fauna to be much superior to that of the Punta Cana area which is pretty much dead. However, I was rather disappointed with my fellow divers' disregard for the environment. Being a certified divemaster I prefer to take up the tail end of the group so I can keep an eye out for trouble with other divers and be ready to assist. Our group of 5 other divers was quite inexperienced and I repeatedly had to pull one guy off the coral that he was standing on to pose for pictures, another time he was going much too deep and putting himself at risk. Eventually, my patience wore thin and I decided that if he's going to end up killing himself, so be it. Then, there was a couple who held hands the entire duration of the dive. She had a death grip on her husband's hand because she was so scared. That's all well and good, I applaud her courage to overcome her fears, but by the end of the dive, they had lost contact with the rest of the group. The dive guide and three others had already surfaced, but this couple was still on the bottom, completely lost. When I came to realise their predicament I checked their pressure which was well below 500 psi, so I indicated we should surface. The meal on the beach was decent. A buffet-style meal with rice, chicken, pork, veggies, alcoholic drinks or fish for your meal was an additional charge. We returned to the boat, docked, and rode the mini-van bus 2 hours back to our hotel. In essence, the ride was long but tolerable, the equipment was good quality, the boat was very nice, the meal was delicious and the underwater sights were typical for the Caribbean. The point of this is that the dive guide was completely oblivious to the skill levels of his charges. He did not ensure that they remained safe, followed the dive briefing, or were even accounted for before he surfaced. Everything else might have been great, but the most important safety aspect, the dive master, was essentially useless.

  • 06-Dec-2019

    Hola, Ratifico todo lo que ha mencionado "Carlos S", añadiendo que, aunque Joel es buen profesional, no estamos hablando de un centro de buceo como tal, sino un servicio más donde prima "llenar literalmente" cada hueco del barco, por lo que las incomodidades desde el inicio son enormes, dado el precio que se está pagando. Tampoco vi gran esfuerzo en puntualidad, ni en la preparación del buffet de la playa (muchas moscas, mosquitos, falta de detalle al turista y más preocupación porque compremos soubenirs). En cuanto a la experiencia en sí de buceo, los fondos son muy pobres en comparación con otros fondos caribeños, falta de vida, coral algo dañado por el paso de cientos de buceadores no experimentados. En general, no lo recomiendo, sobre todo a aquellos que son buceadores y esperan fondos marinos dignos de ser visitados, dado el lugar. Tienen mucho que mejorar, atender a la experiencia del usuario, y a primar calidad respecto a cantidad. Un saludo, Juan Bosco

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Todo muy correcto, subes a un barco con más gente que van ha hacer snorkel, te llevan al primer punto de inmersión y mientras unos hacen snorkel tú buceas.; luego vas al otro lado de la isla, desembarcan a los de snorkel y te llevan ha hacer la segunda inmersión. Pongo una puntuación media porque Le falta un poco de simpatía a la excursión, se nota que están un poco cansados de hacer siempre lo mismo, te tienen 40 minutos debajo del agua y te sacan. El guía, Joel, muy correcto y atento debajo del agua con una chica que era principiante. Las inmersiones sin nada destacable, esperaba más del caribe En general bien, yo no repetiría, pero igual los demás clubs son peores....

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. The diving was amazing and the dive master was able to point out amazing fish and rays. Drinks provided were excellent and the beach and food was too. Overall 10/10 would recommend.

  • 21-May-2019

    Very knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. The diving was amazing and the dive master was able to point out amazing fish and rays. Drinks provided were excellent and the beach and food was too. Overall 10/10 would recommend.

  • 16-Aug-2018

    I thought this might turn out to be a negative review by me because they were nearly 2 hours late picking me up at the hotel and I had no idea what was wrong... I eventually got an email from Chantel telling me they were 10 minutes out... The van arrived and rushed me to another waiting van and off we went. Tour was supposed to leave the dock at 9:30am but we didn't arrive until after 10:45... Boat was waiting. I felt bad for all those who had to wait for us. But after taking to Joel, the dive master, it turned out it wasn't the translation company, they delayed picking people up due to a marginal weather forecast with a tropical storm looming. Once it was clear that the transportation company didn't simply forget me, and the trip began, all was great. Joel is excellent and tailored the dives to my personal interests. Water was balmy and crystal clear. Lunch on the beach was decent. The beach at Catalina Island was beautiful. Overall, after the initial issues, was a great day with excellent people. I stayed in Uvero Alto, so be aware that La Romana, where the dock is located, is a long drive away. With dropping others off at their hotels it took nearly 2 hours to get back to my hotel. Even with all that, I give it an excellent recommendation, just be aware and prepared for the long drive of you're not staying closer to the dock. My only criticism would be for Passion Paradise to be more proactive about giving updates to patrons if there is going to be a delay. Not knowing what was going on was frustrating.

  • 25-Mar-2018

    Cette excursion est bien organisée et son personnel est tres sympathique. Tout est inclus dans le prix de l excursion, boissons, nourriture, plongée, ect... Le bateau est très confortable ainsi que le restaurant sur la plage ou la nourriture est excellente. Le bateau est préparé pour la plongée et a a bord tout le nécessaire. Pour les plongeurs allant en République dominicaine, l’île de Catalina est un super endroit pour plonger et passer du temps avec la famille ! Je recommande a 100%