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Snorkeling Sosua Bay

If you’re looking for an awesome snorkeling adventure, you wanna explore Sosua Bay, Dominican Republic. Maybe you’ve always wanted to experience snorkeling, but you are nervous because of the waves crashing over your snorkel. Sosua bay’s calm, crystal clear water will allow you to experience a snorkeling experience of a lifetime. This amazing sheltered bay has calm waters with some of the most beautiful coral and tropical fish in the world. Not only is this adventure affordable, costing you approximately $45 USD, you will have the opportunity to hand feed bread or bananas to these beautiful tropical fish. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and keep your safety a first priority ensuring you experience an amazing snorkeling adventure.

Snorkeling Sosua Bay

Snorkeling Sosua Bay

Sosua Bay is located in the providence of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic along the northern shore approximately 4 miles east of the Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon International Airport. European tourist have been claiming the northern coast as a favorite vacations destination for the past 30 years. Sosua, Dominican Republic has a large community of American, Canadian and European expats residing in the town of Sosua. Several water enthusiast including divers and snorkelers, travel to Sosua Bay each year to experience the beautiful reef structures and diverse tropical fish. This sheltered bay creates calm, crystal clear blue waters. The blue water is so clear, you can see the white sand ocean floor from the water surface from 15 meters deep. Occassionaly you can see small crabs dancing along the rippled sand ocean floor.

Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar

You will be amazed by the diverse marine life found in Sosua Bay. Experience beautiful tropical fish include sergeant majors, goatfish, horse-eye jacks, coney, french angelfish, lionfish, and cottonwick grunts. Sea urchins, beautiful coral reef, and sand dollars. Be sure to bring some bread or bananas from the resort to feed the fish. Underwater cameras are a must to capture this unforgettable experience so you can share with your friends and family. Listen to your guides, not all sea urchin can be handled. Some have venomous spines and should be avoided. I believe the black sea urchins are the most common found in Sosua Bay and they can be handled. Stay away from the white sea urchins. Don’t just take my word for it, listen to your guides about handling them and moving them from the coral reef.

Sergeant Majors

Sergeant Majors

As an additional bonus for booking this excursion, you will be able to take in some of the Dominican scenery and culture. The excursion company will pick you up from the resort and will travel in the back of a covered truck. Passing  through a couple small towns on your way to Sosua Bay, you will be able to take some nice pictures of the community and experience first hand dominican culture. This experience allows you to see the Dominican way of life in a more realistic view. It is quite evident that the lifestyle is very different from ours and this was very intriguing to experience while taking in some beautiful ocean views  traveling to Sosua Bay. The road winds along the northern coast of Puerto Plata.

As I mentioned earlier, you can experience this snorkeling adventure for approximately $45 USD. Most resorts will have excursion company representatives available at the resort. I’m assuming they work on commission, because the price is usually negotiable. The staff are very friendly and speak english fluently. The company will pick you up from the resort and drop you off when you are finished, no worries about safety, these guys will take care of you. The guides on the boat are very helpful and ensure your safety as well. During our trip, there were three guides. One guide was in the water with the divers, one guide in the water with the snorkelers, and one guide stayed on the boat watching over the water and assisting individuals on and off the boat. You can’t be this excursion. They want you to have a great experience and have fun. They want you to tell all your friends about the awesome time you had with their company. Their livelihood depends on it.IMG_3445

If you’re looking for an awesome vacation adventure, snorkeling in Sosua Bay, Dominican Republic is definitely for you. You will love the white sandy beaches, blue ocean water and the amazing dominican culture. You will have a great vacation experience at a very affordable price to meet any budget. Your hard earned money will go much further in the Dominican than any other tropical vacation. You’ll experience fun and relaxation that you deserve and is well overdue. You will come back from vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed. Make some amazing vacation memories with family and friends. Don’t hesitate, go have a great time. Tell your friends to get on board, or they’re gonna be envious when they see your social media updates. Fun in the Sun, Guaranteed.

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2 Responses to “Snorkeling Sosua Bay”

  1. GlobalGrasshopper (@globalgrasshopr) June 4, 2016 at 5:37 am #

    Wow looks like an awesome thing to do, the fish look really pretty!

    • suitedreams June 4, 2016 at 6:45 am #

      Thanks!…It’s an amazing experience. Especially when the fish are eating from your hand..:)

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