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 and Rob Beaty, we are 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”. We 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 & Rob Beaty Owners
Owning and operating a dive shop was our retirement plan…. we started a little early! After spending time in the Dominican Republic for work and experiencing the beauty above land we wanted to indulge in our passion for diving. This led us to discovering Dive Cabarete and the beauty below. We were so impressed with the diving and the shop that when the opportunity arose we purchased the business with no hesitation. We want to run a dive company that we would want to dive with. Our 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.
Johan Vandermiege - Office Manager
Johan is originally from Belgium but decided to escape the cold weather for the warmer climate of Asia. He moved to Vietnam nearly four years ago where he met Amanda and was quickly converted to the diving lifestyle. He is now a Rescue Diver with a passion for all things underwater. A graphic designer and photographer, with extensive experience in Sales, Marketing and Management, he worked as a hotel manager in Lombok, Indonesia before he moved to the beautiful town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. He is the one that keeps Dive Cabarete running and will ensure your diving holiday is the perfect experience
Amanda Vandermiege - Instructor/Manager
Born in Australia, Amanda grew up watching underwater documentaries by Jacques Cousteau and early on developed a love for the ocean. She began travelling over 12 years ago and has spent those years living and working around Asia. It was there that she found her true passion in scuba diving. She has been able to dive in some of the best spots our amazing ocean can offer, from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Borneo, Malaysia and the Philippines. She completed her Divemaster and Instructor courses in Indonesia, where she gained invaluable experience working as a dive instructor and in running dive centers. After Asia it was time for a change so she decided to head to the Caribbean, and now she calls Cabarete her home. As Dive Center Manager, she is responsible for teaching all PADI courses, from Open Water Diver all the way up to Divemaster. When she is not teaching or guiding you around our beautiful dive sites, you can find her underwater with her camera trying to get the perfect shot!