Snorkel Center & Shop

We offer top quality snorkeling in Puerto Plata and the Sosua area. Here snorkel trips offer distant mountain skylines! Relax and enjoy Puerto Plata’s snorkeling sites and aquarium underwater views. Without doubt you will enjoy an abundance of fauna and good visibility, at tropical water temperatures, that just make you want to stay in the water forever.

The coastline of Puerto Plata is very mountaineous sloping down to incredible beaches on which you will find our snorkeling shop and from where our snorkel boats leave. The ocean edge is not a limit to this impresive all round display of nature but a snorkel invitation to change the sea for the land and see what lies beyond and below.

If you have travel partners that are going diving, but you are not, snorkeling is definitely the way to observe the Puerto Plata under water life in a natural setting and keep your group together as you can join them on the same boat.

*The 20% discount online only applies to certain products.
*Currently, all dives depart from Sosúa Beach.

Snorkeling Shop in Puerto Plata Video

Snorkeling in Puerto Plata Photos!

Daily Puerto Plata Snorkeling Trips

Every morning we organize a snorkel trip that offers you 2 fantastic snorkel sessions on the very best reefs in and around Puerto Plata.  We will make a splendid boat trip of about 15 to 30 minutes to our objective.

We offer different snorkel sites, among them the reefs of Sosua, to the south of Puerto Plata, with an ample variety of corals, and distinct species of fish like The Angel Fish and the Trumpet Fish.

The second area is located in front of Puerto Plata airport, at a distance of 15 minutes by boat from the beach of Iberostar. In this area you will encounter fish species such as those of the grouper family, red snapper etc.

The practice of snorkeling does not require special training, only that you are able to swim and find comfort in water.  Besides the standard equipment, a mask with snorkel tube and fins, we provide snorkel vests to allow you to determine your buoyancy and  float without any effort over the wonderful Puerto Plata reefs.

Our snorkeling is by boat to ensure you visit the best sites. Their design facilitates comfort plus easy entry and exit to and from the water.

The Best Offers & Discounts to Snorkeling in Puerto Plata

20% discount Pay online before your arrival and SAVE up to 20% on diving and snorkeling activities!; these activities must be paid prior to departure by means of a credit card or bank transfer.

Snorkel Set Promotion Although all equipment is included perhaps you prefer to buy your own super economical snorkel. You can also buy a brand new personal set with mask and fins in which case we give you a professional quality snorkel for free. We have plenty of models and colors to choose from.

Free Scuba Try Out Want to stay down longer without holding your breath? No problem! As a snorkeler you already you have attained a lot of related knowledge and abilities, so why not take it to the next level. Want to try it for free first? Join us in the pool in the late morning of afternoon for a free test dive.

Hotel & Resort Snorkeling In Puerto Plata


Iberostar Hotels and Resorts

We have a snorkel center DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH of the

***** Iberostar Costa Dorada

Carretera Luperon Km. 2,5 , Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Outings can be arranged from a large number of other resorts along this incredibly beautiful coast!

Why not take a walk & snorkel with Dressel Divers?

A number of resorts are located along the beachfront, meaning that the Iberostar Hotel and Dressel Divers are just a short walk away.

Estimated walking time from: Minutes
Holiday Village White Sands 10-15
Occidental Allegro Puerto Plata 10-15
Occidental Grand Puerto Plata 10


NOT STAYING AT THE IBEROSTAR Hotel but would like to snorkel with Dressel Divers? We can make this happen with a transfer arrangement (exceptions may apply).

ALL-IN Transfers

Want to spend a full day at the resort? Sign up for an ALL-IN Transfer, which includes lunch (buffet), unlimited drinks and use of the beach, pool and facilities.

Additional Visit & Snorkel ACTIVITIES

You – and anyone else in your group – can take a diving course or enjoy parasailing or banana boat rides.

Sign up for a transfer & snorkel with Dressel Divers!

A number of resorts are within easy transfer distance (exceptions may apply)! Why not join us for a VISIT & SNORKEL outing?

Estimated transfer time from: Minutes
Aura Puerto Plata Wyndham Grand Bay 10
Bahia (downtown) 20-30
Casa Del Mar 15-20
Casa Mexicana 25
Condumel 20
Coral Princess 20
Costa Del Sol 5
Puerto Plata Palace 20-30
El Cid La Ceiba 15
El Puerto Plataeño Beach Resort 25
Fiesta Americana Puerto Plata 10-15
Flamingo Puerto Plata 20-30
Hotel B Puerto Plata 25-30
Hotel Puerto Plata & Resort 15-20
Melia Puerto Plata 20
Park Royal Hotel 15-20
Presidente Intercontinental Puerto Plata 15
Residencias Reef Apartments 20
Sunscape Sabor Puerto Plata 10
Safari Inn 20
Villablanca Garden Beach Resort 20
Wyndham Puerto Plata 7




$ = All prices are in USD.

    Practical Information

    Puerto Plata Snorkeling Sites

    Practical Information

    Snorkeling season
    lasts all year-round!

    Average visibility:
    +115 feet (+35 meters)

    Coldest water temp.:
    78.8 ºF (26 ºC)

    Warmest water temp.:
    87.8ºF (31 ºC)