Monte Cristi, DR
Montecristi is likely one of the unmissable choices for ecotourism within the nation. Characterised by its immense marine life, this place has 47% of all of the corals within the Dominican Republic and the best worth of stay corals on the island.
Robinson Jiménez, supervisor of Galleon Divers, identified that the diving and tour heart he presides is principally geared toward nature lovers and that it not solely has an underwater archeology heart however is made up of ships belonging to the piracy period, the place Montecristi performed a “historic position” on this essential exercise.
“This heart is situated on the backside of the ocean, with a fishing ban to contribute to the preservation of its state, managing to be a pastime that has been enriched by the Montecristenses,” added Jiménez.
Relating to the corals, he stated that this province has the longest coral barrier reef within the nation, consisting of 97 kilometers with out interruption.
“Montecristi has the most important marine platform within the nation. A coral financial institution of 14 nautical miles (unit of size in maritime and aerial navigation) to the north by 36 to the west, 5 meters deep,” specified the professional.
With a nationwide park of 500 sq. kilometers, the Ministry of Atmosphere and Pure Sources declared 4 marine protected areas, amongst that are El Morro Nationwide Park, Cayo Siete Hermanos, Montecristi Submarine Nationwide Park, the latter contemplates probably the most in depth coral reef within the nation with 49 kilometers of reef, and the Manglares de Estero Balsa Nationwide Park, with 30 meters excessive and a thickness of 1 meter, one thing that “just isn’t seen wherever else.”
Different underwater treasures
Jiménez identified that, because of this in depth life within the sea, navigation on the coast is “harmful”; nevertheless, he assures that diving in these waters permits discovering “spectacular” objects the place a few of which possess as much as 400 years of longevity, which provides worth to the ecotourism experiences that happen on this nice province.
“In Montecristi there needs to be an underwater archaeological park, however the competent authorities have by no means proven an curiosity in desirous to protect a part of the historical past of humanity,” confessed Jiménez.
Likewise, he thinks it’s unfair that there’s one in La Romana when 80% of the unique items are from Montecristi.
Alternatively, he confirmed concern for the black mangrove since it’s 60% disappeared.
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