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Part of your Caribbean vacation will be hanging out in the Caribbean Sea off the shores of our beautiful beaches. The crystal clear water is begging that you put on your snorkel gear and see what lies under the sea.
Safety First when snorkeling in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is a safe and fun place to snorkel no matter what level of snorkeler you are. To ensure a fun and safe snorkel trip read this safety tips below:
- The most important safety tip while snorkeling is to never do it alone.
- Stay close to shore.
- Always wear a snorkeling flotation vest or life jacket.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Retain your energy.
- Do not touch marine life.
- Be aware of the seabed (do not touch the reef).
A quick snorkel overview to refresh your memory
Snorkeling is one Caribbean activity almost everyone can enjoy. It doesn’t take much equipment or training to snorkel safely, but there are some things you need to know to avoid problems.
To check a mask’s fit, pull the strap and your hair out of the way and bring the mask to your face. The mask’s rubber skirt should touch your face all the way around without having to press it into place. When you breathe in the mask should easily stick to your face by suction alone. Low volume masks are best for snorkeling.
Fins come in two styles: strap back and foot pocket. Strap back fins are used with neoprene booties and foot pocket fins slip right on your bare feet. Make sure fins aren’t too tight or too loose. Snorkels come with or without purge valves. Purge valves are near the mouth piece and allow water to drain out making the snorkel easier to clear. Most high quality snorkeling equipment is made of thermal plastic, silicone rubber, high impact plastic and stainless steel.
Hot spots to snorkel in Dominican Republic
These are some of the best places to go snorkeling in Dominican Republic. The transparent warm water, its reefs, goldfish … These tropical destinations are an attraction for those who love the beauty of nature.
Named one of the best snorkeling spot in the Caribbean, this island is located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. Many come here to relax on the calm crystal clear waters and to enjoy snorkeling. The reef of this area are teeming with life!
This island is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional del Este). The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical “desert island” setting for their film or product. The island is a named snorkeling and diving site for those with more experience.
Fins, mask and snorkel are all you need to enjoy this very refreshing vacation sport.