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Punta Cana, Caribbean
Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro

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Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

Explore two of Dominican Republic's must-see scuba diving sites on this relaxing full-day Catalina Island tour from Bavaro. Journey into underwater worlds and swim among colorful tropical fish as you make your way through turquoise waters, coral and more. This tour includes refreshments and an open bar with ocean views, as well as a Dominican feast for lunch.
  • Full-Day Scuba Diving and Catalina Island Tour
  • Explore two dive sites with colorful coral and marine life
  • Enjoy the sights from the water as you travel by boat
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared meal on the beach
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from hotels included
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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
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Specialty beers (available to purchase)
Snacks (available to purchase)

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9:30 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. Please stay the name of the hotel
Meet your PADI-certified dive team at the local marina and receive an important safety briefing before heading out into the tropical water on an unforgettable Catalina Island diving experience. Descend to depths ranging from 5m (16 ft) to 40m+ (131 ft) while your expert guides provide assistance and lifejackets should you need them. Discover natural sponges, sea fan coral, tropical fish, moray eel and more at a location known as "The Wall".

Travel to the next dive site, known locally as the "Aquarium", offering crystal-clear visibility and abounds with sea life. Look out for spiny lobster, sand stars, frogfish, and more before returning to the boat. 

Once your two dives are complete you'll head to a private island beach, where you'll enjoy sunbathing and swimming, as well as an incredible Dominican lunch, complete with fresh-caught seafood (VIP package only) and local fruits. Indulge in cocktails from the open bar and gaze out over the pristine water as you listen to music and unwind in paradise. Your tour concludes with transport to the marina and bus transport to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Passion Paradise Adventures
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catalina Island
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 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Passion Paradise Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro.

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THE WORST EXPERIANCE OF MY LIFE AND A COMPLETE WAIST OF A DAY OF MY VACATION DAY,,,
Craig_T
, 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..
star-3
Nice dive, but dive master was left wanting.
Trevor_L
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best trip
Jose_T
, 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.

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