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Address: Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-545-0538
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI...

Dive center Merlin was founded in Sosua 1994. Base leader and PADI Instructor Jurgen Rumpenhorst and his team speak English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. The dive shop is open all year round. More than 20 different dive sites can be reached by boat in 5 - 20 minutes.

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Awesome Dive Vacation at Merlin Dive, Sosua, DR

We went to the Dominican Republic, Sosua to visit friends, and do some diving while there. we are both experienced divers. The staff at Merlin were very accomodating, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Brian M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Dominican Republic, Sosua to visit friends, and do some diving while there. we are both experienced divers. The staff at Merlin were very accomodating, and helped about wherever possible with information, logistics, and equipment. Arrangements had been made for someone to carry my dive gear onto the beach when necessary. The location, close to our downtown... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice snorkeling trip here, good guide and all equipments. Coming back maybe next year 😄 Good service, taxi came to pick us from our Hotel in Punta Cana. Price included transportation, which was really nice. First we went out to the sea where it was EasyPark to find nice place with colourfull fishes. Like a dream. All was well organized,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dive shop. I showed up as first timer, not certified. Merlin ran a class in the morning, then trial dive in a local hotel pool. Most of us passed. In the afternoon we dove as scheduled. All on time. All professional. Many languages spoken. Contact is Juergen.

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Tuusula, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The underwater pictures taken was free - delighter. Got the dropbox link after dive. Good english speaking and good dive masters.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Sosua/Cabarete area of the DR for a week. Merlin was recommended by the hotel I was staying at and i couldn't have been more pleased with the recommendation. Juergen was super helpful in setting up my dive and David was a great dive instructor -- being patient with me after not diving for more than 8 years!... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Professional and fun staff. Photos were included which was very nice! Everything handled very well, thanks for that. Easily recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Thank you Pablo for the great dive we had! As you told us, you have about 5000 logged dives and probable 10.000 dives after that….. that gives a hell of confidence to dive to the wrack at 35 meters. Although the big fish were on holiday during our dive, it was a great experience. Thanks again!

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Miesbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Already my second visit to Merlin dive center and it s like returning to a friend s place. Five star rated equipment and tutoring quality and at the same time a very easy going Caribbean style warmth and friendliness - best combination of two worlds. All languages available which is convenient when doing courses or for the dive briefings. Thanks... More 

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I hesitated a long time between the North Coast Divers & Merlin. I'm so glad I chose the latter. They're located next to the beach, so you can walk directly to the beach from the dive centre which is a big plus. The whole staff is fun to hang out with. They're very knowledgeable and they offer dives and to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I took my open water padi certificate with divecenter Merlin. The staff is very friendly and professional.I did the certificate on 3 days ( one to one course), two first days with David, the last day with KAI. Both instructors are very patients and dedicated. They explain and answer any question clearly and patiently. This helps a lot to be... More 

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