Slow Dive is a small eco-friendly dive center

that organize dive trips, dive courses

& marine conservation programs and internships

Why diving with us?
Because, as experienced instructors, we want to offer an alternative to bigger dive centers, to offer a dedicated quality service, more personal, in small groups.
Because we like to take our time to teach you diving or to show you the most beautiful creatures that you can see in the Caribbean Sea.
Because we like and know nature, and we can teach you how to dive in a sustainable way. With us, you can also participate in marine conservation dives or programs and make a difference.

For non certified divers

or if you have never been scuba diving before

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Discover Scuba Diver

Discover Scuba Diving program

A half-day boat trip with 2 local dives for non-certified divers
Also for kids from 10 y.o.!

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Open Water course

PADI Open Water course

A 4 days scuba diving course to become a certified diver, including PADI digital Open Water manual
Minimum age : 10 y.o.

Family Scuba

Scuba diver course

PADI Scuba Diver course

If you only have 2 days but still want to get certified, this course is for you. Includes PADI digital Open Water manual
Minimum age : 10 y.o.

bubble maker


PADI Bubblemaker course

A first experience diving for kids at maximum 2 meters (6ft) deep, playing around and meet some cool fishes
Minimum age : 8 y.o.

Fun dives for certified divers

(minimum Open Water Diver, CMAS 1* or equivalent)

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Fun dives & Packages

Half-day boat trips to local dive sites & Peñon Reef

Dive trips or several days packages for certified divers

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Full day diving to the islands

Full-day boat trips to Peñon Reef and Cotubanama National Park or Saona Island

Full day trips to the best dive sites for certified divers


Coral restoration dives

Half-day boat trip with 2 conservation dives

To learn coral nurseries maintenance and coral transplantation OR invasive lionfish hunting, for certified divers

night dive

Night dive

Night dive from the shore or sunset/night dive boat trip for certified divers

Courses for certified divers

Diver soft coral

Advanced Open Water course

PADI Advanced Open Water course  

A 2-3 days scuba diving course (5 dives) to become an advanced certified diver

Rescue diver

Rescue Diver course

PADI Rescue Diver course

A 5 days scuba diving course, including PADI digital Rescue Diver manual
Only for Advanced Open Water divers (or equivalent)


Divemaster course

PADI Divemaster course with coral conservation and scientific diving orientation

Become a dive professional while participating in coral restoration dives and learning more about marine conservation

EFR course students practicing

EFR course

PADI EFR Course - First & Secondary Care

For divers and non divers, this course teaches you how to respond to an emergency situation. EFR certification is required to become a Rescue diver or a Divemaster 

Marine conservation programs

in collaboration with FUNDEMAR


Diver transplanting staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis

Coral Gardener experience

2 Days   

 Learn to maintain a coral nursery and participate in a coral transplant. Each diver can transplant their own coral !

Dendrogyra cylindres (Pilar Coral) spawning (female)

Coral Spawning experience

1-6 Days

Join us for the coral spawning monitoring night dives and have a chance to collect the gametes when spawning happens !

Divers clearing a coral nursery in Bayahibe

Coral conservation internship

1-2 Weeks

A full program including different marine conservation activities and dives, as coral gardening, lionfish hunting, mooring buoys maintenance, fish ID

Scientific diver taking data underwater

Marine Conservation internship

2-4 Months

Be a part of Slow Dive team for a few months, learn and participate to our marine conservation dives as well as fun dives.