When you think of the Dominican Republic you automatically think of stunning sandy beaches, palm trees, lots of sunshine and fun. For many, the dream holiday is an All Inclusive resort and a week or two of rest and relaxation but there is so much more on offer for those who dare to venture.
We have a great variety of water sports here on the North Coast. Surfing and Kite boarding, in Cabarete where the winds are strong and lend themselves perfectly to these activities. Rafting on one of the many rivers and trekking our beautiful countryside.
One of the biggest attractions is our beautiful underwater world. Sosua Bay has the most awesome beach with warm and crystal clear waters with a marine active bay which allows Scuba diving and snorkelling pretty much all year round. We have several reputable authorized PADI Dive Shops located very close to the beach. they offer endless opportunities to dive ranging from a half a day PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience, a 3 day PADI Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Diver Course plus much more.
So what will you see under the water?
Along the North coast, coral reefs, marine life gardens and majestic walls give us a variety of dive sites to choose from for divers of all levels.
The dive sites are just minutes boat ride away from Sosua Beach and we have minimal current or tide changes. The wall dives have swim-troughs, overhangs, tunnels and the Atlantic’s bigger fish such as barracuda and groupers. The gardens provide an ample breeding ground for many tropical fish and an amazing variety of species can be observed. Sosua’s reefs provide a home to moray eels, seahorses, octopus, lobsters, crabs, squid, and much more of the Atlantic’s vast marine life. We also have the pleasure of a couple of turtles that love to swim with us.
Keeping our underwater world healthy
There are several initiatives in progress to keep our reefs healthy and with an abundance of fish. Many of the Dive shops are committed to Project AWARE and carry out monthly and bi monthly clean ups of the reefs and some have even adopted a dive site. The cleanups are normally carried out by a group of local divers but anyone is welcome. They produce reports on the types and quantities of marine debris found underwater each month. These repeated debris surveys help improve the health of our local ecosystems but most importantly the data submitted to Project AWARE provides much-needed information about marine debris to help drive policy change. There are also coral restoration projects underway to preserve and enhance this beautiful bay.
Why not come and experience the wonder of the underwater and see what you can discover.