Scuba diving in La Puntilla

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Due to its shallowness, La Puntilla is a site well loved by novice divers. Its depth is around 30ft/9m and it has a lot to offer when it comes to the underwater landscape. Fallen from the wall, the large boulders form some exciting swim-throughs and passages full of small, colorful exotic fish.

When to go

Located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, La Puntilla provides an opportunity for diving at any time of the year with its warm water and air. The average temperature of the air is 77-86F/25-30C, while the water is usually around 81-84F/27-29C. The best period for diving at this dive site is from June to September, as the water is at its calmest and its clarity is high. Visibility can be up to 105ft/32m, which allows observation of even the small creatures at the bottom of the sea. Humpback whale season lasts from January to March.

What to see

The sessile fauna includes corals of all shapes, fans, sponges and gorgonians. They provide a haven for such species as barracudas, rays and leatherjackets, which enjoy the rocky surge of La Puntilla. It is also easy to spot starfish, crabs and shrimp around this area. An exciting aspect of diving here is that you can hear the underwater songs of the humpback whale, which comes to breed on the north coast.

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    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Board right from your hotel's beach and join us in discovering one of following the local reefs: Note: Please take in consideration the certification an experience needed to dive in each of these site - Los Canones (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Canyon Land (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Zingara Wreck (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Larimar II (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Las Rocas ( Experience: none) - Coral Garden ( Experience: none) - Great Wall ( Experience: none) - Anchor ( Experience: none) - Tunel ( Experience: none) - Labyrint ( Experience: none) - Little canyon ( Experience: none) - TAcktor Wreck ( Experience: none) - Lobster Point ( Experience: none) - Caves ( Experience: none) - Wall ( Experience: none) - 5Rocks ( Experience: none) - La puntilla ( Experience: none) - Mini Wall ( Experience: none) - Bay Wreck ( Experience: none) - Larimar I ( Experience: none) - The Rocks ( Experience: none)
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    Daily diving. This product is for certified divers only. Board right from your hotel's beach and join us in discovering one of following the local reefs: Note: Please take in consideration the certification an experience needed to dive in each of these site - Los Canones (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Canyon Land (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Zingara Wreck (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Larimar II (Certification:AOWD+ | Experience: +10 dives) - Las Rocas ( Experience: none) - Coral Garden ( Experience: none) - Great Wall ( Experience: none) - Anchor ( Experience: none) - Tunel ( Experience: none) - Labyrint ( Experience: none) - Little canyon ( Experience: none) - TAcktor Wreck ( Experience: none) - Lobster Point ( Experience: none) - Caves ( Experience: none) - Wall ( Experience: none) - 5Rocks ( Experience: none) - La puntilla ( Experience: none) - Mini Wall ( Experience: none) - Bay Wreck ( Experience: none) - Larimar I ( Experience: none) - The Rocks ( Experience: none)

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