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 Saona, Viva Shallows, the shipwreck of the , 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.
If you'd like to explore what's down below you might want to check out 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 situated 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.
Details concerning 2 of the best places to go snorkeling in this area are listed here:
|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|
For some people, the best snorkeling is located off shore.
If you're ready to snorkel during a boat trip, you might want to check with 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 to investigate is Mariposa Tours. In addition to sailing to private islands and secluded areas of the Dominican Republic, they also offer fishing trips, buggie rides, and apartment rentals. They're located in eastern La Romana.
A third option is Pro Excursions Dominicus. Sailing, snorkeling, fishing, sightseeing, buggy tours, horseback riding and so much more are possible out of their typical stomping grounds, which include Bayahibe, La Romana, and Punta Cana.
A few details regarding boat operators that provide snorkeling are provided in the following table.
|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|
If you're looking for a business that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you can check with Dressel Divers Bayahibe - La Romana. It takes less than 10 minutes from the pier to get to wonderful reef full of fauna and flora. Snorkeling season last year round and the average visibility is 115 feet (35 meters). They are found within eastern La Romana.
A second company catering to snorkelers 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.
Some details about 5 places that offer snorkeling services are displayed below.
|(809) 697-5515||Bayahibe, 11.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central La Romana|
|(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|
|(809) 804-9445||Central La Romana|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed Caribbean snorkeling page.
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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