Scuba Diving in Zingara Wreck, Puerto Plata Area, Dominican Republic

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All Divers
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Hispaniola Island is located in the northern Caribbean Sea. It is standing on the western side of Puerto Rico and south-east of Cuba. Hispaniola is divided into 2 nations. Dominican Republic is located on the eastern side of the island and Haiti on the western side. The capital of Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.

Dominican Republic offers a large variety of dive sites. Zingara Wreck is an interesting dive site, not to be missed. This medium sized freighter was sunk in 1992 on the northern coast of Dominican Republic. It is also east of Sosua, a small town in the Puerto Plata province. The wreck is lying at a depth of 36 m/118.1 ft. While being located in the open ocean, the spot has an interesting marine life. Stone fish, moray eels, barracuda, just to mention some. Generally, it is a wreck seriously affected by currents, because of its location. The underwater visibility fluctuates between 10 m/32.8 ft and 30 m/98.4 ft.

The temperature of the water is pretty high. It actually averages 28°C/82.4°F. Moreover, the temperature is about 25°C/77°F all year round. Dominican Republic has a tropical climate. The wet season usually lasts from November to January on the northern coast. Zingara Wreck is a dive spot feasible to all levels of divers, as previous experience is not needed.

Finally, contact your diving school, because you may have the opportunity to try another spot, since each dive spot is very close to many others.