SNUBA in Punta Cana, DR

My brother and sister-in-law got married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We stayed at the all-inclusive resort where the wedding was held–it was our first all-inclusive experience. We left the resort one time to go on a SNUBA excursion. SNUBA is like a mix between snorkeling and scuba diving. You get to go deeper under water and stay under longer, but you don’t have a full oxygen tank and scuba gear.

Boarding our boat for SNUBA!

A shuttle picked us up at the resort and took us to the beach where we got on the boat. There were a few shops here, and I found some great, unique souvies for family and friends. My favorite was coconut shell magnets with hand painted scenery on it. I got one for myself, as well!

Hand painted magnet made out of coconut shell. How could you not love this?!

After filling out paperwork ensuring we were healthy enough for the excursion, we hopped on the boat. We hooked up to our SNUBA gear provided and jumped in the beautiful Caribbean sea with the rest of our excursion buddies. We followed our guide under water and onto the bottom of the sea floor, popping our ears as we went further and further down.

On this excursion, were not allowed to take pictures or video, but the company provided awesome underwater pictures for purchase. Since this was a unique experience for us (we’ve snorkeled several times, but hadn’t done this) we chose to purchase the pictures. We were definitely not disappointed in this decision!

Feeding the fish

Each group took turns in the staged area for professional photos. There were two chairs chained down and the photographer guided us in how to pose, and also allowed for some freestyle. As you can imagine, it was difficult to stay seated underwater! When we weren’t posing in the chairs, we were trying to lay down flat on the ocean floor, which is cool to say you’ve done!

The abundance and diversity of fish was just beautiful. Forty-five minutes later, I was not ready to come back up to the boat.

Look at all these fish!

All in all, SNUBA was a great choice. Especially if you’ve already gone snorkeling a handful of times and you’re looking for the next unique experience, this is definitely one to consider. Would we do it again? Absolutely!

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