While the Dominican Republic is known for great snorkeling opportunities, reports of the conditions in Casa de Campo are hit-or-miss.
The good news is that Casa de Campo has one of the most full-service and complete watersports centers in the entire country, so if the day's conditions in local waters are not the best, you can easily charter a boat or take out a kayak and find better waters.
On a good day, the at Casa de Campo, La Minitas features clear, turquoise waters filled with colorful fish to glimpse. On a not-so-good day, excursions to is ideal. The uninhabited island is located two miles out from La Romana and is a national park with coral very close to the shore. It is accessible by boat, so you'll either have to sign up for a snorkeling tour or hire a local sailor to get you there.
If you're looking for a place offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you can check with Scuba Fun. They offer two different excursions that snorkelers can take advantage of: a Catalina Island Excursion and a Soana Island Excursion. The trip to Catalina Island is a half day trip that includes snorkeling at The Wall and on the beach near the Aquarium. They are located within Bayahibe, within taxi range Southeast of central Casa de Campo.
Some details regarding 4 companies that offer snorkeling related services can be seen in the table below.
|(809) 697-5515||Bayahibe, 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo|
|(829) 574-9655||Bayahibe, 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo|
|Scuba Fun||(809) 833-0003||Bayahibe, 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo|
|(809) 804-9445||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" check out this detailed Caribbean snorkeling page.
The best thing to do when planning a getaway in Casa de Campo is to be aware of your snorkeling options and pay attention to weather conditions. This way, no matter what Mother Nature has in store, you'll be prepared to work around it and make sure you get some time to explore underneath the sea.
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