diving la romana, dominican republic

La Romana dive guide

La Romana diving

La Romana diving comprises of typical local reef dives and some interesting wrecks lying at depths from 40-150 feet. If you're an experienced divers or just want to learn diving La Romana is an excellent destination.

A popular excursion from this region is to take a shuttle boat to Catalina Island. Catalina Island is best appreciated by experienced divers. The site is 20 minutes by boat from the dock in La Romana. This is probably one of the few places to see very large fish, such as the grouper. Catalina's shallower dive of about 25-30 feet off the island is simply beautiful. An abundance of purple sea fans, orange, brown and grey gardens, and a variety of multi-coloured, fluorescent fish surround divers as they wander about. There is excellent visibility of 90-100 feet and good light refraction.

Near to La Romana is Bayahibe where large schools of fish are used to be seen.

The coastline of the National Park of the East, namely the western stretch, has some diverse coral formations, A popular area for diving in the park is Saona Island, which can only be reached by boat from La Romana. The island is a protected sanctuary and there is abundant wildlife and marine life, such as turtles, whales, sharks and a good chance of seeing big fish.
Divers can also enjoy visiting the sunken St. Georges barge. The ship has created a natural protected habitat for coral reef species that are in danger of extinction. The ship has several small protected cells in which species are reproduced, safe from human and sea predators.

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