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The Dive Academy

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Calle Principal | Samana Peninsular, Las Galeras 1000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-577-5548
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Entertaining + Fun Experience But Bad Water Conditions

Paul, Audrey, and Gus were great! Very funny and friendly and it was a relief to have them all... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Elana L
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Petaluma, California
Best food and great people - Thanks

I was very late in writing this, but we actually went in December 2015. Diane was amazing at... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
WildfireS3
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London, United Kingdom
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Las Galeras' premier Scuba Diving School & Water Sports Adventure centre. English is our first language but we also speak Spanish, French, German, Danish, Swedish and Italian. We offer everything from Try and Tandem Dives to Instructor Courses, guided qualified dives over beautiful corals and the world famous 'The Tower'and Tibisi; all inclusive sailing & water sports day excursions - with skiing, snootering with our DPV's, diving and lunch on a beautiful sail boat to mini Live Aboard breaks. First Class Service with Economy Class Prices. We offer our clients professional and friendly, safe and affordable FUN.
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Calle Principal | Samana Peninsular, Las Galeras 1000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Paul, Audrey, and Gus were great! Very funny and friendly and it was a relief to have them all speak English well (most people in Las Terrenas just speak French and Spanish). Pros: - Really awesome and entertaining crew - Knowledgeable and experienced - Nicer...More

Thank Elana L
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was very late in writing this, but we actually went in December 2015. Diane was amazing at offering us advice on getting about in Samana and when we visited her in Las Galeras the food was great. We booked a snorkeling trip out for...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Paul & the Crew are an excellent team, full of knowledge and great fun to dive with, totally focused on providing the best diving in the area, very professional and nothing is a problem, Paul, Audrey & Roy made sure our 6 dives we well...More

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Diane and the rest of the staff were great! The snorkeling was wonderful and the lunch provided was delicious. Are trip started with a ride down to Samana, where we caught a boat out to Cayo Levantado to snorkel. After about 2 hours, we went...More

Thank Tyson G
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The Dive Academy has the most incredible excursions for both novice and experienced divers as well as first timers for both snorkeling and diving! Diane and her well trained and friendly staff made sure from the moment we began asking questions to the end of...More

2  Thank shirleyTemple59
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tda-adventures, Owner at The Dive Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Hi ShirleyTemple Thank you for writing a review for us, we really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how much they enjoyed their time with us. You and yur family were a delight to have on the Samana Marine...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We were very lucky to meet the team on the beach and immediately planned a dive with them. We went the next day for 2 dives and were very impressed with their professionalism. I am not the most experienced diver and at no time did...More

2  Thank stargazerr1
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't dive with anyone else on the island!!!!! Paul & team is amazing. As for the diving itself in the DR - it was a good refresher. The ship wreck dive was super cool and we saw lots of fish. Our first dive, the...More

1  Thank Mbois509
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

We arrived to inquire about snorkeling, and were lucky to meet Diane. Her ebullient nature and frankness about what to expect was rather a cultural shock to us; after traveling in DR for 2 weeks and being accosted by untold numbers of guides who would...More

3  Thank umbrellabird
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

My journey start in the office of Diane with his delicious British humor in the style of the monty python. I felt that i was at the right place to experience new sensations. In the boat i had the luck to be coached by Audrey,a...More

4  Thank LEFEBVRE P
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Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went on the snorkel excursion to Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) and it was memorable. We arrived at the location in Las Galeras and was greeted by Diane and fresh papaya juice. We were then taxied to Samana Bay and hopped on...More

2  Thank Karlene W
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Diana B
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Response from tda-adventures | Property representative |
Hi There It would be a pleasure to include you one of our marine excursions. Please call in to End Of The Road / TDA once you arrive Regards Diane
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