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Best Diving Destinations in East Coast / Punta Cana
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in East Coast / Punta Cana
Astron Must see
Monica Wreck Must see
Catalina Wall Must see
Catalina Aquarium Must see
St George Must see
About East Coast / Punta Cana
Because of its shallow waters and caverns at greater depth, the East Coast offers diving opportunities for divers of all levels. This part of the country is popular for its natural and artificial shipwrecks, swim-throughs, overhangs and caverns full of exotic sea life. In addition, it has the longest reef in the country.
Most popular dive sites
The most famous destination in the east are Bávaro, Bayahibe and Punta Cana with La Cueva, Catalina Wall, Monica Wreck and Astron Wreck. Divers who appreciate freshwater diving can enjoy a marvelous, cathedral-like cavern at Laguna Pepe.
When to go to East Coast / Punta Cana
The East Coast of the Dominican Republic has balmy water temperatures of 75-82F/25-29C, allowing for year-round diving. The average air temperature is between 79-82F/26-28C, with the hottest month being June and the coldest January. Depending on the weather, visibility can reach up to 100ft/30m. In the winter the sea can be more challenging and is more suitable for experienced divers than beginners.
What to see
The combination of reefs and sand flats attracts stingrays, nurse sharks and turtles to the area. The flora is represented by blooming corals, gorgonians and sea rods, which provide a home for squirrelfish, damselfish, wrasse and many more.