Dive Cabarete...a little about our crew!
Dive Cabarete is a family run business that has been providing quality scuba diving experience on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, primarily in Cabarete and Sosúa areas, since 1998. Owned by Kelli Beaty, I am delighted to invite you to come and try the enjoyable and unforgettable experience that scuba diving in the clear, warm and tranquil waters of Sosua Bay provides. Dive Cabarete is the only PADI & SSI dive center on the main street of Cabarete and we specialize in small groups diving from our own, specially modified boat “Elena”. I believe that the scuba diving experience we provide is unique on the Northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Our focus is customer service…quality not quantity…from arranging your transportation and including all equipment in your dive package with no hidden fees.
Kelli Beaty Owner
Owning and operating a dive shop was my retirement plan…. i started a little early! After spending time in the Dominican Republic for work and experiencing the beauty above land I wanted to indulge in my passion for diving. This led to discovering Dive Cabarete and the beauty below. I was so impressed with the diving and the shop that when the opportunity arose I purchased the business with no hesitation. I want to run a dive company that I would want to dive with. My goal is simple… to operate with a standard of excellence that keeps our customers safe and happy AND coming back year after year! Staffing the business with the best is just the beginning.
Nelson Rojas - Dive master
Nelson was born right here in Sousa. He has lived and worked here in Sousa Bay his whole life. He is passionate about conservation and preserving our reefs and marine life. Nelson started diving in 1999 and has over 2000 dives. He knows these dive sites like a local fish and can always find something great to see! He always has a smile on his face and is a great asset to Dive Cabarete.
Domingo Castillo - Boat Captain
Captain Domingo has been with Dive Cabarete for 13 years and is one of the most highly respected Captains in the bay. He is responsible for Elena, our 22ft boat, which has been modified to carry up to 13 divers in comfort. A sturdy ladder makes exiting from the water easy and Domingo is always willing to lend a hand.
Tanja Kanis & Sebastian Bonilla: our Dive Cabarete Instructors and Dive Shop Managers
This friendly couple is making sure that everything runs smoothly and in a super organized manner. Tanja, who is from Germany and Sebastian, who is from Ecuador, have been dive professionals for over 10 years and each of them have certified hundreds of students from all around the world. They have been dive center managers and instructors at various global locations including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Panama, and Nicaragua. Now, they are excited to be here with Dive Cabarete! These two are the perfect balance between professional and easy going. With their organization and diving skills, one of the things we love best about them is their ability to put all levels of divers at ease. Whether you are trying SCUBA for the first time, taking a course, or purely fun diving, their passion for diving combined with their years of experience and a relaxed approach will ensure your diving holiday will truly be a memorable one. Both Tanja and Sebastian are ready to answer your emails and any questions you may have. They are looking forward to meeting you at the dive school in beautiful Sosua Bay!