Of course, you are going to Punta Cana to indulge in the most beautiful thing it has to offer: paradisaical beaches along with the beaches, the water sports. With this post, you will learn where the best snorkeling sites are located in The Dominican Republic and how to access them.
The Best Spots to snorkel in The Dominican Republic:
Punta Cana is home to an incredibly diverse array of colorful marine species that live underwater, which visitors can spot on snorkeling or scuba-diving tours. The zone is surrounded by sea and shallow reefs and is perfect for those who have never done snorkeling before.
There are many sights in Punta Cana to check out. You will find many tours that can take you to nearby snorkeling zones and you can enjoy mixing up your experience with Ocean spa, party boat or take a relaxing catamaran tour or hair-raising speedboat ride to visit the remote Catalina Island or Saona Island, where clear seas and few crowds translate to stellar diving and snorkeling. Beginners can learn to scuba with an intro course in the calm waters; or try SNUBA, which combines the ease of snorkeling with the thrill of diving.
Named one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, this island is located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. Many come here to relax on the calm crystal clear waters and to enjoy snorkeling and scuba. The reef of this area is teeming with life!
It has two main dive sites – The Wall starts at about 6 metres/20 feet and drops to 30 metres/100 feet. Black corals and sponges abound, and it’s a hot spot for passing pelagics. The shallower site, called Aquarium, is only 12 metres/40 feet deep and is full of vibrant marine life.
As it is protected area, the sea around Saona Island is very rich. You have amazing shallow and deep, dive sites where you can enjoy the beauty of the coral reef and the colorful Caribbean fish. A lot of people prefer to snorkel, so they do it in shallow reefs where most of the species can be seen there too. If you see turtles and 50 years old stingrays while snorkeling it is not a surprise!
No strong currents, make this side of Dominican Republic, one of the easiest dives or snorkeling you will ever have.