Diving in Punta Cana: Tips and the best places


Besides the beach, walks, and recreational activities, what other things can you do in the Dominican Republic? In the recreational and sports field, there is diving in Punta Cana where, with the help of a team of experts, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful aquatic fauna and other secrets hidden under the sea.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in diving by the sea, it is important to take into account certain aspects to participate in diving excursions in Punta Cana and choose the most suitable places so that your experience with this activity is truly unforgettable.

What is diving like in Punta Cana?

When talking about diving in Punta Cana, we mean one of the most exciting excursions you can do in the region. And, contrary to what many thinks, it is not necessary to have the experience to dive because there are different tour teams that will give you the necessary indications to enjoy the experience.

To participate in excursions diving near the beaches of Punta Cana, the team of professional divers you hire will give you some basic lessons to ensure your safety. Also, they will accompany you at all times in case you need help when diving into the depth of the sea.

The good thing about diving in Punta Cana is that the sea itself has the necessary conditions to enjoy the activity: crystal clear sea along with a pleasant temperature of approximately 27 ° C.

In addition, marine species are very calm so you can dive near them, either with a turtle or even a tiger shark, which is one of the most harmless species of sharks that exist.


Types of aquatic explorations to dive in Punta Cana

If you want to know the marine fauna and explore the sunken ships with great historical load, the possibilities diving in Punta Cana include different circuits that you can choose to get to know the region from another point of view.

In this case, we can distinguish three types of aquatic explorations that are those of interaction with marine fauna, diving within impressive shipwrecks a few meters from the beaches in Punta Cana and the wonderful night diving excursion for the most daring.

Observation of marine fauna

Punta Cana is surrounded by a reef that houses a wide variety of marine species that are hardly visible on the surface. Sharks and turtles can usually be seen during a boat trip, but manta rays and goldfish can only be seen by diving into the sea.

And if you want to go further, you can also enter an underground cavern known as La Cueva, where a great natural marine treasure is housed that will make you feel as if you were in a movie.


In recent years, these tours have become very popular, dive shipwreck in Punta Cana, where you can see impressive sunken ships due to storms or collisions with the reef.

One of the most famous ships is Astron, a Russian ship sunk several decades ago and carrying corn to Cuba. On one of its routes, it hit the reef and split in two, making it one of the best destinations for diving in Punta Cana thanks to its ease of access by kayaks or group boat trips.

Another submerged boat for diving in Punta Cana is Monica, which sank about ninety years ago due to a storm. Inside you can find construction materials for the railway and machinery designed for use in sugar plantations, housing a high historical and cultural value protected by the Dominican Sea.

Night diving excursion

Normally, it is thought that diving in Punta Cana only takes place during the day. But there are various marine creatures that only come out at night, such as the luminous plankton and other species of the reef whose presence can only be seen after sunset.

What are the best places to dive in Punta Cana?

Diving in Punta Cana has the peculiarity that allows you to explore the beaches of the nearby islands. You can organize your group to go to them and discover the secrets that hide the depths of the sea in the following places:

Saona Island

Island is made up of beautiful coral reefs and a large number of tropical fish that can only be observed when diving into the sea. In addition, you can also explore the Atlantic Princess, one of the many sunken boats where you can perfect your diving techniques with total freedom.

Catalina Island

On this Island, there are two safe places to dive which are El Muro and Acuario, in case you still do not have experience in this activity. Also, you can explore the surroundings of the island and improve your experience diving in Punta Cana.

Some tips for diving in Punta Cana

If you decide to go diving in Punta Cana, it is best to hire a team of PADI certified professionals and thus receive the best advice so that you can make the most of excursions under the sea.

In case you do not know who to go to, request information at the Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa & Casino and receive the best guidelines to include on your list of activities diving in Punta Cana. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.



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