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we will be staying at Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro from 16 to 23 march, I would like to know if anyone knows if we can snorkel off the beach there and is there lots to see?

Fredericton, Canada
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1. Re: snorkel

Haven't been to the GBP, but at DREAMS PC we snorkled right off the beach where there were some corals.

We saw numerous types of strange looking fishies. Some would even eat bread right out of your hand!!

Erieau, Canada
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2. Re: snorkel

Yes you can snorkel off the Bahia, but a lot depends on the winds and surf conditions.

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3. Re: snorkel

My hubby and I were there last week and found that there was better snorkeling to the left (when facing the ocean) of the resort at the Majestic.

We brought our towels, our gear, bread and bananas and hung out there for a few hours. There was a nice coral reef with all sorts of interesting looking fish who would eat the bread and bananas from our hands.

I wasn't sure if it was ok to use Majestic's beach, but it is a public beach and we didn't use any of their facilities, so I guess it was ok. No one complained.

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4. Re: snorkel

At the Majestic there were tons of pipefish, blue tangs, and hawkfish. It was really nice to see so many beautiful fish. AS for reefs, they won't be directly off the shore, you will have to snorkel a little bit away from the human traffic.

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