Well the last couple of weeks of scuba diving here in Sosua, Dominican Republic have just been incredible. Sosua Bay is known for it’s turquoise blue, warm, calm waters. We have minimal tide change & little to no current, the dive sites are just a short hop from Sosua Beach. Simply put it’s a great place to learn to dive or to go diving with an abundance of marine life. Sergeant majors, blue tangs, yellow tail snappers & trumpet fish are just a few of our resident species. We have very nice, easy, pretty diving right here on our doorstep. To make scuba diving here sound even more enticing is the fact that over the last couple of weeks at Superior Dive Sosua we have seen a Manatee / Sea Cow, a good few Remoras, with one the length your dining room table, which begs the question what was it attached to before we found it, a number of Turtles & now an ancient looking Caribbean Whiptail Stingray which was wider than a small car & as long as Lebron James is tall. Lady luck is definitely smiling down on us.
Our encounter with a Manatee / Sea Cow came during a safety stop as we were ending a dive at the Pyramids. My dive buddy & I Chris were in the middle of his PADI Advanced Open Water Course as I was supervising him putting up his safety marker buoy, we simultaneously turned to have this cartoon like creature just staring back at us. Surreal was an understatement, by the time I’d turned my GoPro on this incredible creature was taking off slowly into the blue, so apologies for the picture quality but there is a video on our Facebook page. Just look us up & give us a like at Superior Dive Sosua.
There just seems too much to mention for one blog but the 4ft long Remora that was just hanging around at the bottom of the Canyon was a real find. We see Remora’s, normally little guys 1.5-2ft long but this beauty was a monster. Easily 4ft which makes it so intriguing to wonder what this guy used to be attached to. They are normally known to be clinging to whales, sharks, manta rays or turtles but this guy was flying solo.
Last but not least & it has to be ranked right up there with one of the best things I’ve ever come across in Sosua Bay is the massive Caribbean Whiptail Stingray. We were slowly gliding along the Coral Garden Wall with the crystal clear blue water sparkling in the sunlight then suddenly there was this big interesting looking cloud of sand. So off I went head first, full of excitement & there it was this stunning looking ray. He / she looked like something from the pre-historic times, old, deep set eyes with contours on the skin that have waged the warm of time. To say i was excited when I figured out what we were looking at is an understatement, my dive buddies Travis & Megan could vouch for that as I screaming through my regulator.
Lucky & incredibly blessed is how I would describe not just the past 2 weeks of diving here at Superior Dive Sosua but the last 8 years I’ve spent teaching scuba diving in the beautiful Sosua Bay, Dominican Republic. Here’s hoping to many more fantastic years ahead.
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