CATALINA is a beautiful, white sandy island located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Catalina is a preservation of ecosystems with natural sand dunes, mangroves and reefs.It´s situated 1.5mi/ 2.4km from the mainland. It features one of the Dominican Republic’s most spectacular drop-off’s and reefs, the Santa Catalina Wall and Aquarium Reef.
Enjoy a full day trip to Isla Catalina to dive at one of the world´s most spectacular walls and reefs, bustling with an abundance of marine life and beautiful corals.
You arrive there by a 30-minute boat trip that leaves from the pier of Bayahibe. The island is unknown to many tour operators and tourists. The beach is completely free from the wind, creating the Caribbean Sea as a crystal clear mirror.
A chain of rocks forms a natural outcrop within the sea of about 500 meters.
On the surface, the sea has eroded these rocks to the point where a snorkeler can be in the water but under the rocks.
If you want to visit authentic paradise, you will find it right there.
Face the sun, enjoy tropical music in the background and just relax in this stunning Caribbean paradise.
09:40 AM Departure by boat.
> 1st dive in “The Wall” (30 meters max.)
> 2nd dive (12 meters) in Aquarius
12:45 PM Departure from Catalina
01:15 PM Arrival at the « Boca de Chavón » (entrance of the Chavón river, in front of the marina of Casa de Campo) for lunch in a restaurant, on the banks of the river (chops, rice, fish, salad, fried yucca, fruits, coffee, national drinks … freshwater showers available, bathrooms, etc …)
03:00 PM After lunch we follow the river upstream and enjoy a lovely boat ride with amazing views on the lush river banks
04:30 PM Return to the hotel after passing through Bayahibe Bay and discover the town from the sea
Duration: All day
** A minimum of 6 people is required.