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Ocean El Faro

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Ocean El Faro

5 star hotel
CARRETERA UVERO ALTO, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Bavaro, Dominican Republic
911 rooms
FREE Internet

Pelicano Sport El Faro

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Ocean El Faro Resort, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Package highlights

  • Go straight from the pool to the beach, with direct access and private loungers
  • 5* PADI dive center on site with camera room and free “Introduction to Diving” class
  • Rare chance to dive with manatees
  • Deluxe whirlpool tub and monsoon shower in every suite
  • Swim in two beachfront pools and/or be carried by the gently flowing stream
  • 24-hour all-inclusive service
  • Sample a different world cuisine every night for a week
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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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

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 20 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel less than 20 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Ocean El Faro

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 6 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 6 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

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
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

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

Diving Facilities

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

Languages spoken

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Teens Club
  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Sports & Watersports

  • Archery
  • Waterskiing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Badminton
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Activities

  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music
  • Karaoke

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Ocean El Faro is a 5* all-inclusive hotel with elegant colonial-style suites and world-class scuba diving on site

The pristine ocean-front hotel opened its doors in late 2018. Each of the glossy, colonial-style suites has a king-size bed, whirlpool bath, monsoon shower, and a terrace or balcony. Some are poolside, others overlook the tropical gardens - all are equally luxurious.

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 at the main restaurant – think wooden shutters, cut glasses and bottle green velvet armchairs - 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 (SDQ). 
  • We can arrange a private or shared transfer for you between the hotel and resort via our representatives Meeting Point, for an additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • Having landed, head to the arrivals hall where you will see the PADI Travel logo projected on the Meeting Point Counter. In terminal A, the counter is #36 and in terminal B it is #24. 
  • For Santa Domingo Airport, a Meeting Point Representative will be stood outside the arrivals hall with a PADI Travel sign. 
  • All Meeting Point representatives will be wearing a Meeting Point uniform, so if you are struggling to locate the counter, just ask one of them to help you. 
  • It will take around 40 minutes to reach the resort from Punta Cana airport. 
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • Please reconfirm your departure transfer pick up time with your hotel representative or otherwise to call the customer support number: 1-809-707-9075 between 48 and 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Having checked out, your return transfer will be waiting to take you back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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