Snorkeling Around La Romana

La Romana is a popular cruise ship destination, and one of the first things tourists want to do when they arrive via this form of transportation is inquire about snorkeling.  Fortunately, this area is a great place to participate in the sport, plus, there are several boat tours that leave daily to bring snorkelers to some of the even more popular destinations.

Most agree that the best snorkeling area within La Romana itself is the beach at Dreams La Romana.  The beach is private, so you cannot access it directly unless you are a guest of the hotel.  There is, however, a public beach right next door that is close enough that you can wade in, swim to the jetty at the far right of the Dreams Beach, and find delight in a shallow reef filled with sea life.  This area is marked by a pole sticking out of the water and designated as boat free, so you can feel completely confident while under the water.

In addition to this, as previously mentioned, boat tours are a regular occurrence.  They take snorkelers to Isla Catalina, Isla Saona, Viva Shallows, the shipwreck of the Atlantic Princess Wreck, and many more sites. Within these options, you'll encounter visibility of between 15 and 100 feet and in addition to huge amounts of sea life, unique sites like cannon balls and anchors.

Snorkeling Sites

If you're looking forward to seeing what's down below you might want to visit Catalina Island Beach West. A word of advice for snorkeling in this area is to keep an eye out for where locals are swimming and stick to snorkeling in the areas protected by the barrier reef. Otherwise rip tides could get to you. This snorkeling site is located in southern La Romana.

Dominicus Beach is another option. This reef ranges from 46 to 60 feet deep, flourishing with beautiful coral reef and sea life. It may be deep, but the visibility is good for snorkelers tagging along with a scuba diving group.

The chart directly below enables you to learn a few details regarding 2 of the best places where you can enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near La Romana
Site Location
Catalina Island Beach West Serena Cay, 5.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Romana
Dominicus Beach 12.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana

Snorkeling Boat Trips

Seavis Tours

For some people, the most enjoyable snorkeling is experienced away from the shore.

If you're hoping to combine some snorkeling with a boating adventure, you might want to contact Pro Excursions Bayahibe. Explore the country by land or by sea with this all purpose tour guide. Canadian owned and operated, they offer excursions for the young and young at heart, ranging from sailing, snorkeling, and fishing to horseback riding, buggy tours, and zip-lining.

Another option worth investigating is Mariposa Tours. An Italian operated tour company in the Dominican Republic, they offer off-the-beaten path tours as well as airport transfers and transportation. They're found in eastern La Romana.

A third good option is Passion Paradise Adventures. Passion Paradise Adventures features two vessels that will lead you to some of the most exciting sea adventures the Dominican Republic has to offer. Their staff has over 20 years of local experience, and they are dedicated to preserving their country's natural beauty.

Some information regarding boat operators that provide snorkeling opportunities are displayed down below.

Day Sails and Boat Trips In La Romana
Name Phone Location
Capitan Gringo (809) 753-9469 11.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Mariposa Tours (809) 660-5343 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Passion Paradise Adventures (809) 446-9602 2.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Pro Excursions Bayahibe (829) 659-4688 10.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Pro Excursions Dominicus (829) 659-4688 12.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Ryanna Sun (829) 655-6730 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Seavis Tours (829) 714-4947 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for a business that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you should check out Dressel Divers Bayahibe - La Romana. With over 20 years in the business, this club has been offering snorkeling excursions on a near daily basis and they have a perfect record of safety. They know the area better than anyone else and will make sure you see all of the best underwater sites and local reefs. They are located in eastern La Romana.

Another place that offers snorkeling related services is 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.

Be sure to look at this table for a summary of 5 firms that offer services of interest to snorkelers.

Snorkeling Services In La Romana
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Dive College (809) 697-5515 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Coral Point Diving (829) 574-9655 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Dressel Divers Bayahibe - La Romana (+34) 963 561 496 12.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Scuba Fun (809) 833-0003 Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana
Uwe Scuba Dive Center (809) 804-9445 Central La Romana

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

The underwater world that is accessible from La Romana is one of the best around for snorkelers.  The conditions are great and the sights are interesting if not awe-inspiring.  What more could any snorkeler ask for?


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