Juan Dolio has the advantage of being a safe and gorgeous resort area and also having wonderful underwater environments to explore. Because of the protected bay and nearby protected marine areas, diving in the area is easy and enjoyable.
Just off-shore, where the waves break before entering the Juan Dolio bay, you will find a well-preserved reef with a variety of life. This is an easy dive with lots of marine biodiversity.
For more advanced divers, there are a variety of wrecks in the area. The Alto Velto, the Tanya V and the Hickory all lie within recreational depths. These three historical wrecks are now overgrown with hard and soft corals.
Juan Dolio 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 Juan Dolio. 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, this is the time of year the island plays host to the humpback whales who migrate from the North Atlantic to nearby shores.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Juan Dolio can be accessed via Las Américas International Airport. Flights to the airport originate from cities throughout North America and the Caribbean.
It is also possible to enter the Dominican Republic overland from Haiti. Buses and taxis will take you as far as the border, but won’t cross it, so be sure to arrange additional transport to meet you on the other side.
You can choose to get from the airport to your accommodation by chauffeur, rental car or local transportation.