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Divecenter Merlin

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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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Most experienced diver I ever met

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... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Jochem K

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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!

Thank Jochem K
Miesbach, Germany
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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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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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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I found this diving school online when I was looking for diving schools near my hotel. I got a prompt reply to my email and since Jürgen had provided his What's App contact I just turned "pestering" him with everything I wanted to know prior to my trip. Every question was answered patiently and even questions which had nothing to... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great people at Merlin will make your dive safe and a lot of fun! Really worth recommending :) loads to see in the underwater world around Sosua

Thank Karolina S
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Divecenter Merlin is the largest and best dive operation in the Sosua area. Very professional operation. Had a great time and even got to see a couple of seahorses out in the open swimming around! They also take pictures of your dive and send you a link to download them for free! Highly recommended.

Thank Traveler M
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are new to diving, or an experienced diver, you will definitely enjoy diving with Merlin Divecenter. A highly enthusiastic and professional team. They would welcome you with open arms. If I ever return to Sosua, that would be my first stop after checking in at the hotel.

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

These guys are great! They are really knowledgable and made our certified dives fun and exciting. They even emailed us our photos after the dive, something other dive operator make you pay for. Their equipment is well serviced and in good condition. Very safe operation. Highly recommended! Thanks Jurgen for the great experience.

Thank Serge L
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Great diving experience with Jeffrey. He took us to for 2 cool dives in the bay area. Staff was great, Jeffrey was a good underwater guide for us. We saw a whole lot of things. Thanks Jeffrey, Gilbert and other staff. Alexis

Thank Alexis B

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