Wordtravels

Wordtravels

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With nine distinct ecological regions, the island attracts hikers, cavers, birders, culture hounds, and from December to April the famed offshore region of the Silver Bank fills with the haunting melody of whalesong, as humpback whales come to calve. Divers will find a wonderful array of diving off every coast, and each region has its signature dives and logbook essentials, including vibrant, fishy reefs and lightbeam-filled caverns.

But, with a seafaring history that includes the first European to set foot in the Americas, divers tend to gravitate to a long list of brag-worthy wrecks, both natural and artificial, that date from the 16th century to the modern era. Warm water and generally good visibility make most of the Dominican Republic a year-round destination for divers of every level.