El Penon Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in Dominican Republic.

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Southwest of Punta Cana off the southeast shore of Dominican Republic, the snorkeling off El Penon is best for scuba but popular with snorkelers. The water depth is 40 feet deep, but the water clarity is high. The long reef is frequented by nurse sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays.

This boat accessed snorkel spot is acccessed by several snorkel tour and scuba charter boats out of Bayahibe. The boat ride is 25 minutes.

To reach the snorkeling on the Dominican Republic by air, use the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) which provides access to over 20 countries.

Overall, El Penon is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Dominican Republic. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby El Penon including Isla Saona, Isla Catalina, Bayahibe Reef and Viva Shallows.


Local Contact(s):  Dominican Republic Tourism (809) 221-4660; Coral Point Diving; Diving Dominican Republic (829) 892-0989.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Cabarete Surf Camp; Villa Serena Hotel, Las Galeras; Hooked Cabarete

Luxury Loding:  Casa De Campo (809) 523-3333; Casa Bonita (809) 472-3939; Secrets Excellence Punta Cana (809) 685-9880; Breezes; Riu Hotels; Casa Veintiuno, Sosua

Reference Source:  click here http://www.godominicanrepublic.com/

Article Source:   Best El Penon Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=25088

GPS:  18.277185, -68.787435

Date Published:  3/29/2017

Date Updated:  10/20/2017

ID:  25088

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