Diving on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is different from that of the southern coast.
One of the most exciting things to see in Samana are the manatees. These loveable creatures can often be spotted surfacing near boats and docks.
You might also get the chance to witness the majesty of a humpback whale on your way to a dive site or hear them while under water. In addition, Samana hosts stingrays, eagle rays, reef sharks, barracuda, small schools of fish, moray eels and crabs.
Samana enjoys a hot and humid climate year-round. Water temperatures range between 79-83°F (26-28°C) in the summer, while they hover between 75-79°F (24-26°C) in the winter
December to May is the dry season in Samana. During these months, you can expect sunny, hot and mildly humid conditions. At this time of year.
From December to April every year, humpback whales migrate near the island to calve and begin another mating season. The males put on a spectacular show.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
The closest international airport, Samaná El Catey, is about a 30-minute drive from Samana town. It is also possible to take the Caribe Tours buses all the way from Santo Domingo to Samana. A slightly lengthier option is to take the Guagua Bus Service. These buses run from many of the other towns in the Dominican Republic but may also involve changes along the way.