by Valentín Fuentes / © 2022, TravelPulse. Northstar Travel Media, LLC. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
The Caribbean is a paradise for beginner and expert divers and families looking to have fun snorkeling in one of the planet’s most diverse areas of marine flora and fauna.
Here are some of the favorite spots for divers from around the world, looking to enjoy the underwater natural beauties of the select Caribbean region.
This 30-mile-long island in the Mexican Caribbean is a paradise for expert divers or visitors eager to enjoy marine life by snorkeling. Its crystal clear waters give divers more than 30 yards of visibility to enjoy extraordinary sea landscapes and a large ecosystem that lives on fabulous coral reefs. Here, divers find the second largest coral reef in the world, [the Mesoamerican Reef], among others. El Cielo Bay is one of the most spectacular places to admire a large colony of giant starfish.
Among the great diversity of marine life that divers and snorkelers can see in Cozumel are pufferfish, parrotfish, butterflyfish, barracuda, rays and even nurse sharks. Divers must be accredited. It is essential to know that Cozumel reefs are protected by authorities to prevent damage to the ecosystem, so they are sometimes closed to visitors.
Saona Island and Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
In addition to having beautiful beaches, these great islands of the Dominican Republic are ideal for divers and snorkelers who [will] find a series of fun tours throughout the year to enjoy the tremendous underwater nature that lives in the surroundings of beautiful coral reefs, of which the majestic Wall of Catalina stands out.
This place, with an average temperature of 87.8 degrees, is home to beautiful species of sponges, turtles and a variety of tropical fish of intense colors, such as seahorses, starfish, lionfish, parrotfish, porcupine fish, among many others.
This fabulous area has sea pastures, mangrove forests, wrecks, cliffs and caverns with tunnels for the fun of divers with complete preparation. PADI Adventures offers excursions to the most exciting sites with expert guides who guarantee the enjoyment and safety of visitors.
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