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Dominican Republic / Punta Cana
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Ocean Blue & Sand

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Ocean Blue & Sand

5 star hotel
Arena Gorda sn., Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic
705 rooms
No Internet

Pelicano Sport Blue & Sands

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Every room is a luxury suite with a private Jacuzzi
  • 5* PADI  dive center on site with camera room and free “Introduction to Diving” class
  • Rare chance to dive with manatees
  • 24-hour all-inclusive service
  • Eat a different world cuisine every night for a week
  • Two swimming pools, thermal spa, sauna and steam room

Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 1, 2021

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Our company has always distinguished itself by having the highest quality standards in our services, as well as the most rigorous cleaning and safety protocols. That’s why, in COVID-19 times, we have increased these protocols for action and prevention to ensure the health and well-being of our guests, employees and collaborators in all our establishments. In order to develop these protocols and safety and hygiene measures, we have worked in alliance with Preverisk Group and Bio 9000, leading international companies in food safety, hygiene and health. The processes designed follow WHO recommendations and those of other international organizations. We continuously train and provide information to our teams on necessary updates for their safety. Furthermore, all of our employees have received specific training from Johnson Diversey, a leading international company in cleaning and disinfection products and procedures. After a few months of implementation, Preverisk Group and Bio 9000 have awarded our open hotels the Covid-19 Hygiene Response Certificate and Covid Protocol Certification, respectively. In addition, both companies advise us on how to continually monitor the established protocols.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 40 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY:

Winter Season (From 01st November to 30th April) :

  • If you cancel up to 17 days before the trip date you will forfeit four full nights penalty.
  • If you cancel more than 17 days prior to your departure date no penalties are charged.

Summer Season (From 01st May to 31st October) :

  • If you cancel up to 14 days before the trip date you will forfeit for three full nights penalty.
  • If you cancel more than 14  days prior to your departure date no penalties are charged.

Explore diving around the Ocean Blue & Sand

Best dive sites in Punta Cana

There are 24 well-known sites near Punta Cana that range from 26-80 feet (8-20 meters) in depth. Here you are guaranteed of seeing a multitude of tropical fish species as well as some of the larger game fish drifting by. If you are qualified, there are the wrecks of Astron and Monica. These wrecks house well-established ecosystems of coral and sea life and divers regularly report seeing masses of squirrelfish, particularly on the Monica. The weathered stern of the Astron is even impressive from the surface as the bow is visible on the boat ride to the dive site. The stern of the wreck extends 300 feet (120 meters) long and is rests at a depth of 48 feet (14 meters). If you are in search of nurse sharks and stingrays, then your best bet is La Cueva. La Cueva is particularly popular due to its cavernous features and at depths of between 26 to 43 feet (8 to 13 meters) even the beginner diver can enjoy it. Divers interested in underwater photography should check out the Punta Cana Underwater Museum and if night diving is on the itinerary, be sure to book a dive at El Deseo.
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Snorkeling in Punta Cana

Snorkeling in Punta Cana is a popular activity. While many of the resorts will have house reefs, the best snorkeling is further from shore and accessible by boat. You can even try snuba on many of these excursions. In addition, topside spotters may wish to seek out the Punta Cana Underwater Museum where they can see traditional sculptures submerged on the seafloor.

What to see

Game fish and larger species like small sharks and rays are a common sight on the reefs and wrecks of Punta Cana. Nurse sharks are the most seen inhabitants in this region of the Dominican Republic and are more than likely hiding away in the caverns and wrecks. You’ll only see them if you can get past the multitude of squirrelfish.

At night, the lobsters, morays, and octopus actively hunting for the dinner, so schedule at least one night dive. But if this is not an itch you need to scratch, turtles, eagle rays and all forms of tropical fish are in abundance on the shallow coral reefs. Lucky divers might even hear the song of the humpback whale while under the water.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* Dive Center in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Warm, clear waters, coral reefs, wrecks, caves, deep water passages
  • Chance to dive with beautiful and rare manatees!
  • Nurse sharks, sting rays, turtles and many colorful reef fish
  • Highly experienced dive operator with six centers on the island
  • Specialty training including PADI Coral First Aid and PADI Self Reliant Diver
  • Camera room at the dive center, plus rinse tanks on the boats
  • Snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and parasailing trips

Description

Pelicano Sport is a 5* PADI Dive Center offering adventures above and below the waves in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

This dive destination offers warm clear waters, colourful reefs and incredible cave landscapes with stalactites and stalagmites, cathedrals, and wide passages in deep water. Common marine creatures include turtles, nurse sharks, moray eels and sting rays. Plus, there is a good selection of wrecks.

Pelicano is hugely experienced, with six centers on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. They are recognized as one of the best water sport companies in the Caribbean. The team offer a wide variety of fun diving options and PADI training to suit all experience levels. 

Besides diving, the team offer snorkeling trips, windsurfing, sailing and parasailing.  

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Resort

Dive boat facilities

  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Camera Table
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Other Languages On Request

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Description

Ocean Blue & Sand is an all-inclusive 5* resort with a jacuzzi in each suite and a chance to learn underwater photography.

While there are no palm-thatched huts in sight, this luxurious hotel fits naturally into its beachside location, with no part of it built taller than a coconut tree. All rooms are a suites, and each one gets the private jacuzzi treatment. 

The 5* PADI dive center on site offers the rare chance to dive with manatees and specialises in underwater photography and marine-life identification. Make use of the camera room before your dive, then work with an experienced instructor to get the perfect shot. Send it home as a postcard if you like.

Sip sweet rum cocktails and dine like the locals at the Casa de mi Abuela, or be transported to a Venetian carnival with Apertivo and Gnocci at the hotel’s Italian. You could eat from a different corner of the world every night for a week. Junior VIPs are kept busy with a kids and teens club.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly to is Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), though you can also fly into Santa Domingo Airport (SDQ). 
  • From the airport you can take a taki to the resort.
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 

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