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Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
200
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
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5 star dive center
Walking distance
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is a relaxed, luxurious 5* resort
  • 200 rooms offer views of the lush gardens or calm Caribbean Sea
  • There's an on-site spa and fitness studio

Resort Description

Forming part of the 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort & Club, the Westin Puntacana is a luxurious haven surrounded with lush landscapes and first-rate amenities.

The whole resort boasts three miles of white-sand beaches and there are two championship golf courses nearby, plus a range of water activities, shopping village and world-class restaurants.

On-site you'll find a spa, a state-of-the-art fitness studio and a large outdoor pool. There are 200 guest rooms - including 10 suites.

All feature contemporary décor and relaxing views of the surrounding lush gardens or the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 10% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 90% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

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.

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

  • Blue Vision Adventures has 20+ years experience in the local area
  • Range of courses available, from basic to instructor development
  • Explore protected waters absolutely teeming with marine life
  • Say hello to Francoise - resident barracuda - on your dives
  • Excellent drift diving, with the chance to see resting nurse sharks
  • Good access to wrecks, including a WWII coast guard cutter

Description

Blue Vision Adventures has 20 years experience with diving and watersports on the north, south and east coasts of the Dominican Republic.

The team of PADI instructors - led by PADI Instructor Trainer Mark Goldsmith - is dedicated to providing a safe, fun diving experience as well as marine preservation. Blue Vision Adventures works closely with the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation to give divers the opportunity to enjoy hands-on marine conservation activities and to pass on the knowledge they learn to others.

In terms of local conservation, the Partnership for Ecologically Sustainable Coastal Areas (PESCA) implements evidence-based preventative measures to protect the coastline, mangroves, coral reefs and marine life, and devises management strategies for the long-term sustainability of the coastal zone. It also organizes coral monitoring workshops in coordination with Reef Check and the local Fishermen’s Association.

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Other

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Shaded Space
  • Dry Area
  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Dvd Library
  • Cooking Classes
  • Waterskiing
  • Football
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Badminton
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Yoga

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Facilities

  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Garden
  • External Guests Allowed

Entertainment and family

  • Kids Club

Payments

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

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