Snorkeling Around Casa de Campo

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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 Isla Catalina 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.

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for someone offering snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you should check out Scuba Fun. Many sites that are marketed towards scuba divers are also great spots for snorkeling. This dive center makes sure snorkelers get the chance to explore with them during their daily excursions. They are located within Bayahibe, within taxi range Southeast of central Casa de Campo.

A second company worth knowing about is Coral Point Diving. Equipment is included in each trip and welcomes guests of all ages and experience levels. The waters a free of a current, making for an easy day of water exploration. Guests can snorkel Bayahibe Reef, which is a 2 hr adventure, or Catalina Island, which is a half day trip.

Look through the table just below for details on 4 firms that offer services of interest to snorkelers.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Casa de Campo
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Dive College (809) 697-5515 Bayahibe, 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo
Coral Point Diving (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
Uwe Scuba Dive Center (809) 804-9445 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Casa de Campo

For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this extensive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

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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