DIVING IN LA ROMANA
La Romana, Bayahibe, Dominicus
La Romana-Bayahibe are considered the best choice for snorkeling and diving in the Dominican Republic because of water clarity and availability of dive sites. The La Romana, Bayahibe and Dominicus resort areas have some of the best diving in the Caribbean located off Catalina Island National Park and the National Park of the East. Expect pristine coral reefs, walls, wrecks and great areas for snorkeling, too. The coral reefs off Bayahibe and Dominicus beaches, and the island of Catalina and Catalinita sand bar, as well as the coastline bordering the National Park of the East are exceptional and have easy access.
Take the Saona Island excursion to see well-preserved coral formations, sponges, sea-fans and active fish life in the National Park of the East.
Catalina Island is a 20-minute boat ride from La Romana city. There, a wall drops from 20 to 120 feet (6 to 37 meters) with the vertical descent adorned with colorful sponges and soft corals.