Snorkeling in Dominican Republic
Saona and Catalina islands
Snorkeling in the Dominican Republic allows you to get the full experience of the beauty that the country has to offer. The nation occupies two thirds of the island Hispaniola, sharing the remaining third with Haiti. It is the second largest nation in the Caribbean falling behind only Cuba. It is located in the famed Caribbean Sea. Despite the Dominican Republic being the most visited nation in the Caribbean, it’s sea life remains beautiful and a worthwhile visit. The island is diverse not only in its geography, featuring the tallest mountain in the Caribbean, but also in the life it hosts. With a great climate year round and amazing marine life to see, it should be of no surprise that it is the most visited island in the Caribbean.
Dominican Republic snorkeling is fantastic with some good spots to be found in Bayahibe directly off of the beaches. From Bayahibe, you can take a boat ride and see fantastic snorkeling spots in Saona Island and Catalina Island. While these are all fun places to snorkel, the Dominican Republic’s real claim to fame for snorkeling.
BEST SNORKEL SITES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
While Punta Cana features the longest reef on the island, other spots feature far superior snorkeling. The reefs off of the beaches are good for seeing your favorite reef life as are the reefs off of the beaches of Bayahibe, a smaller, fishing village. From here, if you’re a snorkeler determined to see sites more removed from the heavy tourism you can take a boat out to Saona Island and Catalina Island where the waters are protected as a national park.