IMPORTANT! WE ACCEPT ONLY CERTIFIED DIVERS (PADI, OPEN WATER OR HIGHER). THE VALIDITY OF THE DIVER CERTIFICATE WILL BE CHECKED AT THE PORT BY THE DIVE MASTER.
Escorts without diver certificate can choose the other Snorkeling on Catalina Island program, so they can spend the excursion together on the same boat.
Physical exercise: 7/10
Our special excursion offer is two breathtaking local attractions in one day. Catalina Island, the second most visited island of the Dominican Republic and Altos de Chavon that is a special Mediterranean village in the shade of palm trees. On one day, starting from the dazzling white sandy beach, we get to a beautiful river valley and climb up to a small town that is visited by movie stars and celebrities on a daily basis.
Catalina Island: It is the second largest island of the Eastern National Park, it is 9.6 km2 and it is located about 3 km from La Romana, on the Caribbean Sea. It is popular among divers and visitors to the Dominican Republic, it is surrounded by coral reefs and it has a rich marine world. The white sandy beaches with palm trees also attract visitors, it is the favorite stop of the cruise ships in the winter months.
Passengers will be picked up at the front desk of the hotel in the morning between 07:15 and 08:30, return to the hotel between 18:00 and 19:00.
Diving adult: 175 USD
Snorkeling adult: 89 USD
Snorkeling children (3-10 years): 45 USD
Snorkeling small child (0-3 years): Free
– Bus transfer
– Sea transfer (catamaran)
– Buffet-style lunch
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
– Diving equipment
WHAT TO BRING:
– Diver licence
– Change of clothes
GOOD TO KNOW:
– The excursion starts on certain days, it is in English.
– No children discounts for diving. For snorkeling for children 3-10 years we offer a 50% discount (free of charge between 0-3 years).
– Passengers are picked up at the hotel reception at a specified time.
– In case of passengers being late for more than 5 minutes at pick up, it counts as NO SHOW and the paid excursion is not refundable.
– On the coming bus, look for the following logo: ‘SEE MORE TRAVEL SERVICES’.
- Travel by minibus to La Romana.
The journey takes 60-80 minutes. Personal check-in at reception. Air conditioned, comfortable buses of 10-20 people with experienced drivers. During the journey we can gain insights into the lives of local residents.
- Catamaran, first diving.
We start our trip on a catamaran, on the Rio Salaó we approach the Catalina Island, where we do snorkeling and diving along the northern coast, where besides the coral reefs, we can see a rich marine life, sometimes even big turtles.
- Second diving.
Second diving at a different site.
- Playa Arena Blanca.
We continue our journey to Playa Arena Blanca, one of Catalina’s most beautiful beaches. White sand, crystal clear water, we can see the most beautiful colors here. We spend two hour on this beach.
A varied buffet lunch with a full range of choices. After lunch, you can listen to music, practice bachata and merengue dances, snorkel in the crystal clear water where you can see fishes of different sizes.
- Altos de Chavon
The island program ends at 4 pm and then we visit Altos de Chavon for 1 hour, then we return to the hotels.