La Parguera and Peñon are one of the best dive sites of the Dominican Republic, Peñon is in front of the national park and La Parguera in front of Saona Island. It is further away than our local dive sites, but it is very worth it. With the Advanced Open Water certification (or Open Water, depending on how many logged dives you have) you can explore these beautiful dive sites.
We meet at our dive shop and everybody makes sure they have their equipment, our team will help you get the right gear and we will load everything on the boat while you meet your dive/snorkel guide and get the dive briefing of the day.
The boat ride itself is beautiful and will take about 60 minutes. The maximum depth of La Parguera is about 25 meters (80 ft) and there is a possibility that you have to deal with a strong current during this dive. Second dive site, Peñon is easy and shallow, maximum depth is 12 meters (40 ft). The corals have beautiful colors and forms and you can find moray eels, crabs, lobsters, sting rays and many different fish (for example parrot fish, angel fish, trunk fish and puffer fish). There is also a possibility to spot sea turtles, seahorses, eagle rays and nurse sharks.
We leave with our customized diving boats around 09:00 AM, and do two dives with a surface interval in between. All our dives are guided in small groups. We do a 45-50 minute dive, probably a drift dive due to current. During the surface interval we head to the second dive site (15 minutes by boat). You don’t have to worry about your tank and the equipment; we change your tank and get everything ready for the second dive. You can relax, enjoy the fresh fruit, muffins and drinks we offer and share your dive stories with the rest of the group. After the second dive we head back to the dive center around 02:00/02:30 PM. At the dive center we can help you with filling out your logbook.