Sosua (Dominican Republic)

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You will be welcomed to our beach front condominium located in Sosua, nestled between the world famous Peala Marina Resort and the Sosua by the Sea-boutique hotel, with open arms. The Galleria Condominiums are located directly on Sosua Beach, two blocks from the center of town.

Our on-site manager, who will escort you to our newly constructed luxury condominium, will greet you at the Puerto Plata airport, for an extra fee. As you enter the unit to begin your vacation, you will be welcomed with fresh flowers on the table and few beverages (beer, soda, water) with freshly prepared sandwiches in the refrigerator, if requested in advance for an added fee.

Located just outside of the first floor unit you will find the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Once there you will find yourself within 25 yards of the white sand and blue water beaches of Sosua.

This fabulous unit includes:

  • 2 luxury full sized bedrooms with queen beds, large closest, draws and finest upscale bedroom furnishings
  • 2 full luxury bathrooms with top of line accessories, natural stone and hand cut and sculpture tile
  • Spacious indoor living area with bar area dinning, and large seating area with stylish new and upgraded furniture for the most discriminating guests
  • Large dining room and seating area located on the porch to enjoy the sunrise breakfast and oceanfront dining under the stars
  • Walking Distance and only two blocks to the center town
  • Unobstructed Ocean Views on the most prestigious of beaches in Sousa
  • 24 hour security, ample parking, wireless internet, cable TV
  • Shuttle service from and to the airport after your unforgettable vacation, for an added fee
While in Sosua, begin a new adventure in scuba diving, snorkeling, ATV tours, or go horseback riding on the beach. During the day, browse the many outdoor street stands or boutique-style shops. At night, take your dining experience to the limits while dining in one of the more then 75 local restaurants featuring German, Swiss and Italian cuisine to name a few. Many of these restaurants feature seafood or steak to top off the ending of a perfect day. In fact, right next the Galleria, there is a new 5-star steakhouse, Josephine’s.

To explore outside the town limits, just 10 minutes up the road is Cabarete, where you can enjoy the best wind and water sports in the world. Take a kite boarding, windsurfing, or surfing lesson and try your skills. At the end of the day, stick around to enjoy dining in over 20 restaurants located in Cabarete on the beach. Then, enjoy the nightlife at the infamous parties until 4 AM or stop by the newly constructed casino at the Ocean Sands Hotel. Or, visit the town of Puerto Plata, which is just 20 minutes away, to tour the newly renovated Ocean World Aquarium complex or golf. As always, fine dining and more shops to explore!

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.

NATGEODIVECENTER

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Kite Boarding

All packages come with one week accomdations in Sosua at the Galleria Resort.

7 Day Intro 3 Day Beginner 4 day Beginner 3 Day Intermediate 3 Day Refresher 3 Day Supervisor
1 person $2,025.00 $1,684.00 $1,837.00 $1,684.00 $1,531.00 $1,455.00
2 people $2,585.00 $1,989.00 $2,245.00 $2,025.00 $1,785.00
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