Snorkeling Around Sosua

Photo credit: © Divecenter Merlin

Winter whale watching, move over, because snorkeling is fast becoming one of the most popular pastimes in Sosua.  

You can rent your gear from a vendor right on the beach, then head into the water to explore what exists within the almost impossibly blue, clear waters that are almost always calm enough that children can snorkel here as well. 

Sosua Bay is the most popular snorkeling destinations because it is sheltered by a spectacular reef that is interesting to look at for its intricate nature, but also because the diverse array of fish and other sea life that make their home here.  Another beach has just opened next to the bay called Playa Alicia which also features great snorkeling conditions.  

Most people choose to take to the sea on their own, but it is possible to sign up for a snorkeling tour.  Most snorkeling come in conjunction with kayak tours so you can do a little bit of both.  A word of advice: if you don't see any kayaks out on the water, chances are the conditions are too rough and you should consider snorkeling another time.

Snorkeling Services

Divecenter Merlin Snorkeling

If you're looking for a business offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you should check out Northern Coast Diving. All experience levels are welcome on snorkeling tours. Professional guides provide you with the necessary equipment and two trip choices. They are found within Sosua.

Another company that offers snorkeling related services is Divecenter Merlin Snorkeling. A variety of different day excursions are available for snorkelers, but reservations are recommended, since excursions are only scheduled if a minimum of 3 people are interested in going.

The chart directly below shows some information with regard to two firms that provide snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In Sosua
Name Phone Location
Divecenter Merlin Snorkeling (809) 571-2963 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua
Northern Coast Diving (809) 571-1028 0.7 mi. Northwest of Central Sosua

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for beginners and "pros" check out this detailed guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

You may be new to the sport of snorkeling, or you may be a seasoned pro.  Whatever category you fall under, you'll agree that the magnificent sites beneath the surface of the sea on Sosua are worth several hours of your time.  


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