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Whether you call La Romana home or just enjoy fabulous vacations here, La Romana-Bayahibe offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. From uncertain to expert, this area abounds with adventure on every level. 

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Cannon of the shipwrecked Quedagh Merchant

Catalina Island, just minutes from Casa de Campo, proudly boasts the final resting place of Captain Kidd’s notorious Quedagh Merchant. In 2008, the Quedagh Merchant was found off the coast of Catalina Island in only three meters of water. This is just one of the many “living museums of the sea” this area has to explore.


In addition to an abundance of history, artificial reefs, like the St. George, create habitats for vulnerable sea life ensuring the survival of many local species. Natural reefs are so numerous your experiences are always fresh and exciting.

Explore a whole new world. Watch manta rays glide effortlessly through the water or marvel at the sight of an amazing seahorse. Revel in the beauty of the bounty of the sea. Experienced certified professionals provide unparalleled service, guidance, and instruction for the curious to the experienced. Adventure awaits you!


Manta ray in the La Romana – Bayahibe area

This article was contributed by Stacey Turner.

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Stacey Turner is a year-round resident of Casa de Campo and a diving enthusiast – currently a certified advanced PADI diver, but is working on her instructor and rescue diver certifications.

Stacey is also a volunteer with Indiana University’s Underwater Science Department helping to understand how to preserve our “living museums of the sea” – in particular the site of the Quedagh Merchant shipwreck (Capitan Kidd’s pirate ship!), which can be found just off of Catalina Island.

Want to give diving in La Romana – Bayahibe a try?
The following diving and excursions companies have great reputations and will certainly take good care of you – whether you’re an experienced diver or a complete beginner!

Viva Diving and Excursions
Located at the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach resort, Viva Diving and Excursions offers diving for all levels, PADI diving courses as well as a variety of different excursions such as boat and snorkeling trips to Saona and Catalina island, and much more!
Website: www.exploreviva.com
(809) 731-2126

Scuba Fun
Based in the fishing village of Bayahibe, Scuba Fun offer diving tours for all experience levels as well as PADI courses.
Website: www.scubafun.info
(809) 833-0003