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

If you looking for someone offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you can check with Divecenter Merlin Snorkeling. This full-service dive center has a friendly, multi-lingual staff that is happy to work with snorkelers as well as scuba divers. Snorkelers have the option of going out to the reef with a group of divers, or taking snorkeling excursion. They are situated in Sosua.

Check out the following chart for a listing of 2 firms that provide snorkeling related services.

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

For more information about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this comprehensive discussion of 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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