Scuba diving in PUNTA CANA with Dressel Divers

Dive Center & Shop

Join us for top notch scuba diving in Punta Cana and Bavaro. Dive among coral gardens and through underwater passageways that are often home to lone nurse sharks. From the famous Armstrong wreck in Bavaro all the way to Punta Cana, scuba diving sites populate this seemingly endless coconut beachfront. Thirty kilometers of ideal scuba diving reefs!

Punta Cana and Bavaro share the Dominican Republic’s longest reef system.  Perfectly located, Dressel Divers’ dive shop makes it possible to explore the very best dive sites with minimum boat travel. And short as they may be, the boat rides offer guests fantastic views of the lagoons and Punta Cana coastline.

While resting comfortably on your beach chair in front of the dive center, you will be able to see the silhouette of the Armstrong wreck partly above the surface. A constant reminder of the amazing wreck dive that awaits you, the vessel’s bow points towards a long stretch of scuba diving sites that feature coral gardens, impressive passages and canyons.

Depending on the time of the year, scuba divers in Punta Cana may also be privileged to hear the underwater song of a humpback whale and even see the splash of its massive tail further out at sea.

Dive Center Video!

Videography services available!

Dive Shop Photos!

Punta Cana Dive Site Planner

MONDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Coco Loco 40 feet / 12 meters
1:30 p.m.Armstrong Wreck 46 feet / 14 meters

* See notes

TUESDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Coral Garden 40 feet / 12 meters
1:30 p.m.Coral Reef 40 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

WEDNESDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Cristino´s Reef 36 feet / 11 meters
1:30 p.m.Monica´s Wreck 43 feet / 13 meters

* See notes

THURSDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Edward´s Reef 40 feet / 12 meters
1:30 p.m.Rondana Reef 40 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

FRIDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Armstrong Wreck 46 feet / 14 meters
1:30 p.m.Paradisus Reef 43 feet / 13 meters

* See notes

SATURDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Coral Reef 40 feet / 12 meters
1:30 p.m.Coco Loco 40 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

SUNDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m.Coral Garden 40 feet / 12 meters
1:30 p.m.Las Cuevitas 40 feet / 12 meters

* See notes

  • Departure times and dive sites are very unlikely to change, but may be modified in specifics situation (strong currents, weather, etc.).
  • Morning dives leave at 8:30 p.m. and afternoon dives at 2:00 p.m. but please note that the meeting time is 30 minutes before the departure.
  • We will always try to make sure you do not visit the same dive site more than once unless your specifically ask to do so.
  • Most dive sites are approximately 10 minutes away by boat.
  • All dives with Dressel are boat dives. There are no shore dives.
  • Pool sessions and dives  for students are held in the morning and afternoon depending on the course module being completed.

Punta Cana Diving Excursions

Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and in high season Sunday.

Hotel & Resort Diving In Punta Cana

Iberostar Cozumel

We have a dive center DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH of the

***** Iberostar Bavaro Suites ***** Iberostar Dominicana ***** Iberostar Punta Cana***** ***** Iberostar Grand Bavaro ***** 

Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro, 2300 Higuey, Dominican Republic

And a dive shop RIGHT BY THE POOL of the

***** Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Boulevard Turistico Del Este Km. 28 No. 74, Playa Bavaro, 2300 Higuey, Dominican Republic 

VISIT & DIVE outings can be arranged with and incredible number of other resorts throughout the Bavaro and Punta Cana tourist boulevards!

Why not take a walk & dive with Dressel Divers?

A number of resorts are located along the beachfront, meaning that the Iberostar and Dressel Divers are just  short walk away.

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at the dive center. 
Estimated walking time from:Minutes
Ahmsa Gran Paradise25-35
Bahia Principe Ambar15-20
Bahia Principe Bavaro15-20
Bahia Principe Esmeralda15-20
Bahia Principe Punta Cana20-25
Bavaro Princess Hotel20-30
H10 Ocean Blue Golf & Beach Resort15-20
H10 Ocean Sand Golf & Beach Resort15-20
Paradisus Punta Cana20-25
Princess Punta Cana All Suites Resort20-25
Punta Cana Princess20-25
Riu Bambu5-10
Riu Melao5-10
Riu Naiboa5-10
Riu Palace Macao5-10
Riu Taino5-10
Sensimar Punta Cana Villas & Suites5-10
VIK hotel Arena Blanca15-20


Not staying at the Iberostar Hotel, but would like to dive or take diving courses with Dressel Divers?

Tale advantage of a transfer arrangement to join us for a few dives.

ALL-IN Transfers

Want to spend a full day at the resort? Sign up for an ALL-IN Transfer which includes lunch (buffet), unlimited drinks and use of the beach, pool and facilities.

Additional Visit & Dive ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling, parasailing or banana rides for yourself or any non-divers joining you.

Hotels at Transfer Distance

Sign up for a transfer & dive with Dressel Divers! A number of resorts are within easy transfer distance! Why not join us with a VISIT & DIVE transfer arrangement?

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at Dressel´s dive center. 
Estimated transfer time from:Minutes
Allegro Occidental Punta Cana25
Barcelo Resort20
Be Life Grand Punta Cana25-30
Blau Natura Park Resort SPA25
Blue Bay Grand Punta Cana30-35
Breathless Punta Cana25-30
Breezes Punta Cana Resort10-15
Carabela Resort10-15
Caribe Club Princess20-25
Catalonia Resort25-30
Dreams Resort25-30
NH Edenh Real Arena15
Excellence Punta Cana30
Fiesta Resort10
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village30
Gran Flamenco Occidental Punta Cana 15-20
Grand Oasis Punta Cana by Globalia 30-40
Grand Palladium Resort20
Majestic Resort5
Melia Resort20
Memories Splash15-20
Natura Park Eco-Resort & Spa25
Palladium The Royal Suites Turquesa20
Punta Cana Grand25
 Secrets Royal Beach20
Sirenis Cocotal & Tropica20-25
Sivory Punta Cana30
Sunscape Punta Cana30
Tropical Alisios & Princes20-25

Scuba Diving in Punta Cana

Incredible diving
all year-round.
Average visibility:
+66 feet (+20 meters)
Coldest water temp.:
78.8 ºF (26 ºC)
Warmest water temp.:
87.8ºF (31 ºC)
Wetsuits (full) rentals:
1,2 inch / 3mm
Aluminum Tanks:
80 cubic feet (12 liters)
Full Tank :
+/- 3,000 psi (200 bar)
INT Connection,
DIN Adapters available

Offers & Discounts

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Free Dives

Dive Offers & Specials

FREE NITROX during excursions. Dive packages with FREE DIVES! DEALS for dive clubs and other organized groups! Free Advanced diving courses

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Stay & Dive Deals

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Punta Cana Reef Map

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