Cueva Taina

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

This cave is suitable to any configuration, access is very easy. Cars are safe when parked inside the property, kids will carry your tanks down for a fee.

 

Max depth 43 meters, length 1100 meters

This cave is near the Santo Domingo airport, you will need directions to get there but it's not very hard to find. The cave is located on private property and an entrance fee must be paid to the owner to dive here. The entrance is a large sinkhole with a metal spiral staircase that leads right to the water's edge. The are two different sides to this cave, the right side goes through a large tunnel and down a boulder collapse to the mainline, here the room is very big and decorated, there is a pronounced hallocline and the walls are very white. Further along, the mainline goes down and through a restriction at which point the cave tunnels are no longer decorated but made up of various rock and boulder collapses, this eventually leads to a large sized room toward the back of the cave and through a final restriction at 43 meters the deepest point of the cave before ending in a choke. To the left the entrance goes straight down to the mainline, this side of the cave is very different and highly decorated with crystal white stalactites and columns everywhere. Swimming along the mainline for a while there is a jump to the the left that leads to a really cool low but very wide bedding plane that is super decorated in places and looks really cool. Following the mainline straight leads to what used to be a exit but is has been filled in with rocks by the owner and is no longer an exit.

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS

DRSS / Cueva Taina

DRSS / Cueva Taina

Photo: ©2014 Laurent Benoit for DRSS