Cabarete (Dominican Republic)

As a welcomed guest, you will enjoy all this location, renovated in 2013, has to offer from the fine local cuisine and shopping to the white sand beaches and beautiful blue water, plus everything in-between! What’s in between? Our brand new unit, which is nestled in possibly the best-undiscovered area in the Dominican Republic boasts new furnishings with unbelievable ocean views and provides direct beach access as well as an Oceanside pool and Jacuzzi to relax the day away.
After being greeted at the airport by our courtesy taxi, you will be shuttled directly to our unit. Once inside, you will begin your trip in paradise with fresh flowers on the table and beverages (beer, soda, water) with freshly prepared sandwiches in the refrigerator, for an extra fee. Upon your departure, you will be driven back to the airport by our taxi, for an extra fee. During your stay, our on-site manager can assist with any needs that arise.

This unit features:

  • Two large bedrooms with accommodations for 2 in each.
  • Large family room for spacious living.
  • High efficiency A/C units in each bedroom
  • Large outdoor porch (just off the family room) for dining Oceanside or stargazing.
  • Complete high-end kitchen with granite counter tops and full size microwave, oven, and stove.
  • Beautiful custom laid marble and natural tile flooring throughout.
  • High-end bathroom fixtures, cabinets and accented decorating throughout.
  • 24 hour security
  • Cable TV, stereo system and wireless Internet access
Enjoy water sports Cabarete-style with kite boarding and windsurfing at this world class location. Even an advanced kite boarder or windsurfer will be challenged. For those just beginning, make your way to any one of the dozens of schools located at Kite Beach as they are ready to help you get started or improve your skills.

Continue your daytime Caribbean adventure in the town of Puerto Plata, just a short 25-minute taxi ride away. There you will find the Ocean World Aquarium Center, world-class fishing and golfing at the Playa Dorado Course.  Just down the road from Cabarete is Sosua.  There you will find pristine beaches that are perfect for scuba and snorkeling adventures as well as boutique shopping and European dining.

At night, enjoy more than 20 restaurants located on Cabarete Beach for the best dining in the area. From Italian to Seafood, Steak to Sushi you will find a restaurant to satisfy even the most discriminating vacationer. For those who don’t want to let the night end, dinner is just the beginning.  Dance the night away (and some of the morning) on the beach to the latest music till 4 AM!

All packages are for one person and include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

Dive package options Sosua:

#1: 1 day, 2 dives including tank and weights USD $1,285.00. Additional person USD $60.00 #2: 2 days, 4 dives including tanks and weights USD $1,340.00 Additional person USD $115.00 #3: 3 days 6 dives including tank and weights USD $1,394.00 Additional person USD $169.00 Dives are single tank and depart at 9.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm and include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

Introduction to Scuba Diving:

scubaThe PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program, is a one day introduction into the underwater world through scuba diving. The morning is taken up with basic theory on scuba diving and then time in the swimming pool scuba diving and conducting some skills, once this session has successfully been completed you would be able to go out with your instructor to complete a shallow open water dive on one of the local reefs. As this is a PADI authorized program you will be able to receive a credit for the first pool session and first open water dive towards future certification as a PADI Open Water Diver. The cost for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program is USD $1,285.00 and includes all rental scuba equipment. The minimum age is 10 years. Additional person USD $60.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

Full day excursion to Rio San Juan.

Rio San Juan is one hour east of our Dive Center in Sosua and leaves from Gri Gri lagoon and out through the mangroves to the ocean. This is a full day trip and includes tanks, weights, refreshments, and lunch. USD $1,335.00. Additional person USD $110.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

PADI Dive Certification Courses:

fishThe PADI Open Water Course is a total of 5 pool diving sessions, 5 knowledge development sessions and 4 ocean dives, this course can be completed in 3 days. After certification you will be able to dive with another certified diver of equal or higher certification to a depth of 18mts (60ft). The cost for the PADI Open Water Course includes rental of all required scuba diving equipment, PADI Open Water Manual, Dive Log book and certification card and is USD $1,624.00. Additional person USD $399.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

The PADI Scuba Diver Course is a sub program of the PADI Open Water Course and can be completed in 1 1/2 days. There are 3 pool diving sessions, 3 knowledge development sessions and 2 ocean dives to a maximum depth of 12mts (40ft). Once certified you are able to dive under the guidance of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12mts (40ft). The cost for this program includes rental of all required scuba diving equipment, PADI Open Water Manual, Dive Log book and certification card and is USD $1,479.00. Additional person USD $254.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

Snorkeling Tours:

#1: Sosua Snorkel Cruise. This is a 3 hour excursion that takes you along the local coast line, stops at a number of locations for snorkeling and includes refreshments and snacks. USD $1,270.00, departs at 9.00am. Additional person USD $45.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

#2: Sosua snorkel trip. This is an 1 1/2 hour excursion that takes you to 2 different snorkel sites. USD $1,254.00 at either 9.00am or 2.00pm. Additional person USD $29.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

#3: Rio San Juan Snorkel Cruise: This excursion is a full day trip that takes you to Rio San Juan which is 1 hour east of our Dive Center in Sosua. The boat departs from Gri Gri Lagoon through the mangroves and then out to sea. You will get to visit 2 different snorkel excursions, Swallow cave and stop at one of the local beaches. The trip includes transport from Sosua, refreshments and lunch. USD1,310.00 and we leave from Sosua at 9.00am. Additional person USD $85.00. Prices include one week accommodations at the Galleria Resort in Sosua.

Please also feel free to visit the Northcoast Satellite Dive Center located in the Sosua by the Sea Hotel, next to the Galleria Condo Complex. At this location you will be able to rent snorkeling equipment, boogie boards and kayaks to use on the beach. There is a nominal 6 dollar a day cost. No reservations needed.

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All packages come with one week accommodation in Cabarete at the Victorian Resort.

7 Day Intro 3 DayBeginner 4 dayBeginner 3 Day Intermediate 3 Day Refresher 3 Day Supervisor
1 person $1,850.00 $1,509.00 $1,662.00 $1,509.00 $1,356.00 $1280.00
2 people $2,410.00 $1,814.00 $2,070.00 $1,850.00 $1,610.00
Each addition person $680.00 $382.00 $510.00 $400 $280 $230

7 Day Intro: One Week Intensive Kite Course.  12 hrs Instruction & Unlimited Supervised Equipment use.

3 DAY BEGINNER PACKAGE : (9 hours) steps 1 2 3 (see below)

4 DAY BEGINNER PACKAGE : (12 hours) steps 1 2 3 4 (see below)

3 DAY INTERMIDIATE PACKAGE : (9 hours) steps 2 3  4 (see below)

3 DAY REFRESHER PACKAGE : (9 hours) step 4 & 2 days of Supervision (see below)

3 DAY SUPERVISION PACKAGE : (9 hours) 3 Hours supervised Rental X 3 Days

Lessons Essential Knowledge Essential Skills
Step 1 Kite Flying & Safety
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Strength
  • Up / Down wind
  • Observing the Skies
  • Choosing a Location
  • The Beach
  • Awareness of your Area
  • Other Beach and Water Users
  • Types of Kites
  • Kite Terminology
  • How a Kite Flies
  • Handling a Kite
  • Kite set-up and check
  • 4 line Bars
  • Bar Terminology
  • Safety Systems
  • Front & Back Line Function
  • Line Lengths
  • Basic Wind Window Theory
  • Used Area
  • Neutral Zone
  • Power Zone
  • Clock Positions
  • Kite set up and checking
  • Basic piloting skills
  • Pilot in the Neutral Zone
  • Release bar & recover kite
  • Launching with an assistant
  • Landing with an assistant
  • Power zone discovery
  • Twist and untwist the lines
  • Release bar & recover bar
  • Harness piloting
  • Use quick release
  • Unhook and release bar
  • One hand piloting at 12
  • One hand piloting at edge
  • Walking up wind with kite
  • Kite Pack Down
  • Self assessment
Step 2 Body Dragging & Water Safety
  • Wind Stability
  • Wind Effects
  • Low Pressure Systems
  • Fronts
  • Basic Water Safety
  • Prevailing Winds
  • Other Kite Boarders
  • Kite Sizes
  • Aspect Ratios
  • Power Adjustment Strap
  • Using the Chicken Loop
  • Wind Window’s:
  • relation to Wind
  • relation to Lines
  • relation to Kite
  • Water re-launch simulation
  • Self Rescue simulation
  • Boat rescue simulation
  • Entering the water
  • Body drag Underpowered
  • Exit the water at set point
  • Kite Water re-launching
  • Power control unhooked.
  • Maintain power unhooked
  • Using the harness in the water
  • Power to left & right
  • Body dragging with long lines
  • Body dragging one hand
  • Upwind body drag
  • Laying on back kite at 12
  • Water start sequence (no board)
Step 3 Up and Riding on the Board
  • Types of Boards
  • Terminology
  • Board Sizes
  • Theory support to Water-start
  • Water-start Simulation on Beach (no Kite)
  • Tying the leash alone
  • Entering water with Board
  • Recovering the Board (leash)
  • Get into Water-start Position
  • Maintain Body Position
  • Use Kite power to Stand up
  • Return to Beach with Board
  • Consistent water-starts
  • Short rides underpowered
  • Riding Both Directions
Step 4 Power Control, Up Wind & Independent Riding
  • The Dynamic Wind Window
  • Apparent Wind
  • Theory support to go upwind
  • Home / New Location
  • Local Rules
  • Priority Rules
  • Kite Etiquette
  • Buying your First Kite
  • Buying your First Board
  • Recovering the board (no Leash)
  • Maintaining Power in Kite
  • Stance
  • Down Wind Rides
  • Edging the Board
  • Stopping with Control
  • Parking the Kite
  • Power & Direction Control
  • Short Up wind Rides Powered