With miles of pristine beaches, the Dominican Republic is a favorite of divers in search of Caribbean reefs and wrecks. The Silver Bank and its humpback whales is a popular liveaboard destination.
A laid back diving destination, the Dominican Republic features typical Caribbean diving. Underwater environments include mangrove forests, deep wrecks and a vast reef structure with cavernous swim-throughs and extensive coral formations. While liveaboards do ply these waters, most boats head for the Silver Bank. Every year humpback whales migrate to the bank to calve and begin another mating season. The males put on a spectacular show, and operators allow guests to snorkel with these massive whales. The Silver Bank is best reached by liveaboard due to its distance from the island. Typical itineraries last 7 nights and the best time to dive in the Dominican Republic is from December to May.