Catalinita Island / Dominican Republic

Catalinita Island

Catalinita is a small, although richly inhabited by marine dwellers, island that is located between the shore of Dominican Republic and Sanoa Island, 45min walk from Bayabe village. Because of its location – the place where Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean waters meet– there are strong currents that bring a large amount of plankton. Its abundance lowers the visibility to 12-15m/39-49ft but at the same time it benefits greatly the abundance of marine life. Catalinita is a true dream island with untouched corals, canyons hanging over rocks and other natural beauties that divers may desire to see.

Location: between mainland of the Dominican Republic and Saona Island, on the border between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea

What to see: a variety of corals, small and large fish like rays, reef sharks and nurse sharks.

Depth: 15-30m/49-98ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year round. The temperature in January is 25-26C/77-78F and 27-29C/80-84F in July.

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