Diving in Bayahibe is generally easy. Most of the reefs just offshore and the protected side of Saona Island have little to no current.
Don’t forget about the freshwater caves. These are easy enough for advanced divers, but tec divers will benefit the most from these structures.
Underwater environments near Bayahibe include mangrove forests, seagrass beds, wrecks, walls with fast-paced drifts, freshwater caves and a vast reef structure featuring cavernous swim-throughs and extensive coral formations. Keep in mind that insurance is mandatory for anyone who wants to dive in the Dominican Republic.
Bayahibe enjoys a hot and humid climate year-round.
Air temperatures during the summer months range from 77-85°F (25-30°C) while water temperatures are 79-83°F (26-28°C). Air temperatures during the winter months range from 70-80°F (21-26°C) while water temperatures are 75-79°F (24-26°C).
December to May is the dry season in Bayahibe. During these months, you can expect sunny, hot and mildly humid conditions. This is also the best time of year to dive on the south coast as the seas are calmest there at this time. In addition to great topside conditions for the southern coast, December to March is the best time to dive while listening to humpback whales.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The closest international airport to Bayahibe is La Romana Airport. From arrival, it takes merely 15 minutes to reach the city by taxi.
Other nearby airports include Punta Cana Airport and Santo Domingo Airport. Both are reachable by bus or rental car in under an hour thanks to the newly built highway.