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Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Caribbean

From $165.00

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Journey into the Caribbean on this full-day Catalina Island cruise. Stop at two different must-see dive sites and dip below the surface where you'll find stunning underwater worlds. This all-inclusive tour offers travelers the perfect mix of activity and relaxation, thanks to dive and snorkeling options, as well as sandy beaches, open bars and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef.
  • Experience Catalina Island on a full day scuba diving tour
  • Stop at two must-see dive spots and Relax on picture-perfect beaches
  • Enjoy cocktails with a view and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moto Catamaran boat ride
  • All diving equipment, including 2 tanks and weight belts
  • Access to beach on Catalina Island
  • Professional PADI dive masters
  • Dominican BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)
  • Beach lounger
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Departure Time

VIP Scuba Diving Package
1/1/2018 - 7/15/2023
Monday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Standard Scuba Diving Package
1/1/2018 - 7/15/2023
Monday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Please Note

we pick up from all hotels, please enter in your hotel and we will confirm your pick up with an email

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • 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
  • Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking
  • Can accommodate passengers with disabilities, contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana?

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

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17 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-7 of 17 reviews
Do the dive, leave the rest.
Jason_B, Mar 2020
First let me say that the dive itself was great. But... the transportation was enough to ruin the entire experience. First the van was more than 15 minutes late. When they stopped at a gas station and loaded more people into the van, it got weird. But then they had the original people in the van get out and into a different van, and then had that van fill up with gas -- I get needing fuel, but I don't know, that seems like something they could've done prior to picking up guests. The ride to the boat was long, but uneventful -- an hour, maybe. The walk down the alleyway to the dock was strange, but only because it was unexpected. The boat itself was nice, but the staff barely spoke English, which made it hard to understand what they were expecting of us. The (slow) boar ride to the first dive site ("the wall") was smooth, and the dive itself was really nice. I'm pretty sure there was something wrong with my tank, or regulator, though because I got under 1,000 PSI in just 30 minutes. In fact, I needed to use my partner's backup regulator just to get back to the boat, where I spent another 15 minutes while the others were still diving. Moving on... quick boat ride to the next dive site ("the aquarium") where I enjoyed a full 45 minute dive and saw some beautiful reefs, fish, sea cucumber, a starfish, some lion fish, some puffer fish, and a few small/playfull stingrays. From there we beached on Catalina Island and had lunch, which consisted of grilled pork and chicken, rice, salad, potatoes and vegetables, pasta, and some fruit. Still wondering where the open bar was -- not that it was needed. Slow ride back to the dock, and then the longest ride EVER back to the hotel. The driver (not that one that picked me up, but the same one that drove me there -- remember they switch vans at a gas station) had no idea where anyone was staying, and I'm pretty sure we drove all over the island before finally getting me back to my hotel TWO hours later.
AnaCatarina_M, Jan 2020
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!! Our pick up happened late because the bus broke, we travel around an hour until the marina in an old van and, when we arrived, the Catamaran was not ready so we wait for an hour to enter in the boat. When we enter, the boat was crowded an some people have to sit on the floor the whole trip. We choose the DIVE option because in the description was not clear that it's a CERTIFICATE DIVE (I ready a lot of times and the only thing that it's wrote its "Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive" but they don't tell that this DIVE should be CERTIFICATE and when I was dive the instructor was really rude and still sank me even though I said I was not well. So we gave up of DIVING and we tried to Snorkeling but the equipment was old, incomplete and broken so we didn't NOTHING! After all we arrived to Catalina 1:07PM and the lunch would only be served at 13:30. In fact the lunch just happened at 2pm. Finally, when we returned to the Hotel, the crowed Van stopped and took 5 more people (I was seat in the front but the people who was sitting on the back were sitting on each other's lap. Considering all the facts and specially because I couldn't DIVE, I would like to have my money back (at least the difference between the DIVE ($165) and the Snorkeling ($80), which means $85 per person. (AT LEAST BECAUSE WE COULDN'T SNORKELING AS WELL BECAUSE OF THE EQUIPMENT).
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Ana, Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion to Catalina Island, your feedback is valued in helping us to improve the way we run our excursions. Firstly, I like to state that we we have provided a number of busses to ensure the time for collecting and returning clients are minimized. we change buses only once at the meeting point all buses are filled by number of seats. The busses are new and are kept clean at all times. Secondly, All divers are required to have a minimum of a One water certification which is stated in our requirement section. We apologise if the information was misunderstood. Thirdly, Our staff are carefully picked to ensure they provide the warm and friendly atmosphere.Joel our Dive master has more the 30 years of experience, He could have not put you under water as divers are not permitted without an open water. He had explained to you prior that you would not be able to dive because of this. Forthly, All our equipment is new and cleaned at the end of the day, ready for the next excursion. Many Thanks
Great dive company. Shuttle service was terrible
Jason_E, Oct 2019
We booked with Passion Paradise Adventures. The dive company and dives were great. The staff was friendly and professional they had N/A drinks for before and some beer on the boat for after diving. Lunch was on the island and then some relaxing time on the beach or you could snorkel if you wanted. The only downside was the shuttle we stopped and changed shuttles twice on the way there and three times on the way back. Waited 20 min on the way back for the driver to talk on the phone outside the van. Overall great diving experience just a lot of wasted time on the shuttle.
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This was a very relaxing day. Only 6...
Diana D, Jul 2016
This was a very relaxing day. Only 6 divers on the boat and the rest were snorkelers. The dive sites were not spectacular but we did see colorful fish, seahorse, crab. After 2nd dive we were greeted with a warm cup of noodle soup. Catalina Island was set up with tables and bars, and of course coconuts to drink from. The lobster on the VIP package was very good but a bit hard to enjoy as the flies were in full force. Chantel is a great hostess!!! and keeps everyone happy. The trip back is entertaining as they put on a little dance party and the beer is flowing. You are also able to purchase pictures at the end if you are interested but there is no pressure.
what an enjoyable experience we had...
Richard D, May 2016
what an enjoyable experience we had a great day with great staff and everything was beautiful ... i would recommend this trip to anybody
Everyone was great from the driver...
George M, Apr 2016
Everyone was great from the driver, the boat staff, and master diver. I had a wonderful and memorable time. I know who to contact Viator in the future when I am looking for an excursion. Thanks.
Atroce !
Antoine_P, Aug 2021
Atroce du début à la fin. Je déconseille vivement. Ce sont pas des instructeurs de plongée, mais des personnes qui cherche de la rentabilité, à tasser les gens dans les bus, dans les bateaux, à rattraper le temps perdu en précipitant les moments de plongée sans donner aucunes consignes ce qui rend la plongée dangereuse. Le buffet était très moyen, l’île est pleine de moustiques et autre insecte piquant. Je déconseille vivement de choisir cette compagnie, mauvaise journée assurée. Ils ont rien de professionnels de plongée
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Bonjour, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de revoir notre discussion, avec ces informations fournies, nous sommes en mesure d'améliorer notre service. Tout d'abord, j'aime dire que les mosquées sont hors de notre contrôle, nous pulvérisons tous les jours pour minimiser les mosquées, mais il est impossible de contrôler cela du tout. Vous avez mentionné que les instructeurs de plongée ne sont pas des instructeurs. Tous nos instructeurs sont certifiés et ont plus de 30 ans d'expérience en plongée. Avant chaque plongée, il y a des briefings et des démonstrations avant d'entrer dans l'eau. Aucun plongeur n'est autorisé à plonger sans un briefing. Nous avons une capacité de 50% dans les bus et les bateaux en raison de la COVID , ceci est financé par le ministère du tourisme. aucune entreprise n'est autorisée à quitter la marina si elle ne remplit pas les conditions requises.


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