Snorkeling Around Boca Chica

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The wide, sandy beaches of Boca Chica lead out to an underwater world that is hard for anyone with a snorkel and mask to resist.  Experts in the sport recommend this town as one of the best along the Dominican Republic's south coast for snorkeling, and it's true; these waters rarely disappoint.

Local conditions may play a major role in the draw to snorkeling in Boca Chica.  Water temperatures remain between 75 and 82 degrees all year long, and visibility is phenomenal.  Many underwater photographers have made note that they get great shots here thanks to this fact.  

When you arrive at the beach in Boca Chica, you'll be greeted by sporting equipment stands lining the shore.  You can rent your snorkeling equipment here for around $10(USD), then wade into the shallow water and begin exploring right away.  There is a coral reef and some shoal protecting the bay at waters that don't go deeper than the average person's waist, plus they keep the water calm enough that even young children will have a great time learning the sport. 

There are also a few sites to see in the area that are accessed by boat.  Usually this is done by signing up with a tour group that either specializes in snorkeling trips or excursions that allow snorkelers to come along for the fun.  These types of trips will usually cost within the realm of $40(USD) per person and include snorkeling gear and beverages as they make their way to sites such as La Caleta Submarine Park and a few well-known shipwreck sites.  

Snorkeling Services

Look through the following chart for information regarding a firm that offers snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In Boca Chica
Name Type Phone Location Island
Treasure Divers Snorkeling Tour Operator (809) 523-5320 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Boca Chica the Dominican Republic

For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read our exhaustive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

Great conditions and beautiful sites make Boca Chica a favorite spot for snorkeling along the south coast.  Make sure you mark some time to see why for yourself. 


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