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Sealife of the Dominican Republic

By Viator, October 2013

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Puerto Plata is a resort destination to capture the imagination. The rich jungle interior of the Dominican Republic is behind you, and all of the Atlantic before you. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities for this seaside resort town, and should you choose to partake in some of the areas fine water sports, a rich abundance of sealife awaits.

Crystal clear waters make for excellent underwater visibility, and the myriad diving options include sea caves to the south, reefs to the north, three different shipwrecks and numerous snorkel spots. A whole reef system awaits your exploration, and, if you’ve never seen a live reef before, you will be dazzled at the color and diversity of life found therein.

The first thing you should be aware of is the reef itself. Hundreds of different types of living coral await your exploration, and though this vibrant structure may look still, each coral is actually alive, classified as an animal in the kingdom of things, and is delicate – try not to touch it if you can! Among the coral live thousands of different species of fish, each trying to carve out their own niche amongst the tide. You’ll spot Longsnout seahorses, Goldentail Moray Eels, Southern Stingrays, Angelfish, Web Burrfish, frogfish, barracudas, nurse sharks, trumpetfish, and more.

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Puerto Plata Luxury Yacht Cruise to Punta Rusia and Cayo Paraiso

Capture a piece of paradise on this adventure-filled day trip from Puerto Plata! It’s all about sand and sea aboard a luxury yacht, speedboat and banana boat, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.99

Bay of Sosua Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Be a millionaire for a day as you sail on a 54ft catamaran along the North Coast from the Bay of Playa Dorada to the beautiful bay of Sosua. Let the wind carry ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.99

Sea Lion Encounter at Ocean World

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Is there anything more playful than a sea lion? What better way to spend a day than in Dominican Republic's Ocean World Adventure Park, touching, feeding and ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $78.99

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