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Divecenter Merlin

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Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
+1 809-545-0538
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Super friendly and professional!

I spontaneously showed up at Merlin for a refresher course in the morning and a dive in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannes R
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Frankfurt, Germany
Friendly atmosphere

We went into the dive shop without a reservation and they were more than willing to accommodate us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kael P
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Denver, Colorado
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Calle Gregorio Luperon, Playa Sosua | Caseta Nr. 35, Sosua 57600, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spontaneously showed up at Merlin for a refresher course in the morning and a dive in the afternoon. The staff was super friendly and made it all possible. Christian was doing the refresher with me in a professional and fun way, and I joined...More

Thank Hannes R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into the dive shop without a reservation and they were more than willing to accommodate us. Make sure when you go you ask for Bernie Cyr by name. Bernie, our dive master, was so friendly and knew the area/ dive sites like the...More

1  Thank Kael P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

An admirable team that made me overcome one of my main childhood thraumas, the fear at the water. I highly appreciate your job and I will never forget you! Big thank you to Gilbert, Steve, Kay, Christian and Jose.

Thank Alba777840
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I was recommended a couple of other places by hostel mates to get my Open Water Cert, but as i was shopping the dive centers, i found Merlin to be the best and most comfortable fit in Sosua. I was assigned a most inspiring instructor....More

1  Thank Jake K
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our dive trip with Merlin was perfect in every way. We are open water certified divers. They are professional, skilled, accommodating, friendly and very service oriented. They took underwater photos that they gave us on a CD as a gift when we left.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I did the PADI Open Water Certification course with the Merlin dive center. My two instructors, David and Christian, were very professional, knowledgeable and made the 4 day course a fun experience. The underwater world just off the coast of Sosua is impressive. I 100%...More

Thank GabsSUI
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Well organised and friendly run dive on the beach in Sosua. Their equipment was new and well-maintained, and they have a cafe shop next door for drinks and healthy food snacks. Most of the dive sites were within 10 mins on the boat and the...More

Thank mytravelbag2016
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Friendly, helpful instructors and staff. I was happy to pay a bit extra for the quick and informative yet relaxed service

Thank L4wis
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very experienced staff, good tips to improve my diving (open water certified) and being able to make beginners feel comfortable in the water. Good pricing and professional customer service. Quick to respond to emails, whatsapp and facebook messaging. If I was to return to Sosua...More

Thank clslogic
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

After some research we ended up at dive center Merlin. We were treated very kindly by the professional staff. The equipment we rented was in good condition and the briefings by the dive masters were always thorough. We felt safe with the dive masters underwater...More

Thank Eveline Z
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Response from Terry T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the dates. I suggest you contact them directly. They speak english Jurgen is the person that runs the place They are the most helpful and friendliest dive shop I have dove with. My son and I were there in June... More
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