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Address: | Palladium Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
18095526809
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I was looking to do some diving while I was on vacation at a resort near the Palladium. The on site offering was absolutely outrageously priced(Nexus). I looked into a couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John E
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was looking to do some diving while I was on vacation at a resort near the Palladium. The on site offering was absolutely outrageously priced(Nexus). I looked into a couple places and just was not comfortable with what I was getting for the money. I came across the Dolin Dive Center and met Teddy, and I am glad I... More 

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Thank John E
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on our snorkeling trip. We did the glass bottom boat tour and were the only 2 on the tour. Our Captain was Javier. He was awesome- he really went out of his way to make it enjoyable. He even got in the water at the shallow pool and played games with us. He let us... More 

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Reynaldo B, Gerente at Dolin Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience, and for mentioning our helpful staff. Specially Javier It is a pleasure for all of us to hear that have had an amazing time with our water excursions. Looking forward to welcoming you once again! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Just came back from DR after staying at the Palladium. Decided to do 2 dives and Catalina island with Dolin. Didn't bring my equipment so used equipment provided. Firstly the dive sites were kind of boring (both 1st & second) and the equipment although functional was really tired and needing change.On the flip side, the operators were really helpful.

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Thank samz_sunshine
Reynaldo B, Gerente at Dolin Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest Feedback from our clients gives us the opportunity to evaluate our performance and help us improve our services. We regret that we were not able to fulfill your expectations and you were disappointed with this experience. We are always at your disposal, More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had an amazing trip from start to finish!! Our first encounter with the Dolin Dive Center was with Pierre, aka Scuba Steve, at the Excellence Resort Punta Cana. He helped arrange the exact trip for which my family wanted. Our requests were a little out of the normal, but Pierre and the booking crew made sure we received what... More 

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Thank JAY K
Reynaldo B, Gerente at Dolin Dive Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is fantastic to know that everything was excellent and that we fulfilled your expectations! We thank you for choosing Dolin Dive Center, as your perfect Excursion supplier. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. It is a pleasure to know that our staff and facilities were very good for you to enjoy your vacations. We look forwards to you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

my wife and I thought about going out on a boat and then watched a boating and parasailing accident from the beach. everyone came off boat screaming and crying. not sure what happened but did not look too safe.

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Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My wife & I went snorkeling w/Dolin Dive Center, & I also went scuba diving w/them the next day. These guys were very accommodating, fun, & went out of their way to show us a great time. Shout out to Roberto: he was so fun leading us on the snorkel trip, & then partying at the natural pool! Ask for... More 

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Thank Joey S
Wolcott, Connecticut
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159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my wife and 2 friends on the snorkeling tour. First I have to say the staff was very good. Very nice and experienced, accommodating for both inexperienced and experienced travelers. They had floating devices for those who needed it. Very safe environment, great for someone who has never been before.

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Thank Martin N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good price, 100 usd for 2 tank dive and tipped 25 to the captain and instructor. Was miserably sea sick after the boat ride to the two dive sites. Ruined tge whole day, so take 2x dramamine!!! Rafael was the guide and did a good job overall and was friendly. Equipment was barely at par. My depth guage was cracked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'm diving for many years in many locations worldwide, but this is definitelly THE WORST dive center I have ever been. No go for sure. They only want to take money from you then you dissapear. The only guy who is ok is DM Rafael - ask to dive with him if you really want to dive with Dolin. Some... More 

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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The people were friendly & the dive masters were nice. however, the boats from the Palladium are SMALL just a step up from diving from a Zodiac which makes for more work getting in & out of the water. We also were a little concerned about their safety - our second dive the boat hit a mooring line at full... More 

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