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 Astron 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 country’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 Astron 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.

NITROX AVAILABLE!* Dive longer and safer with our NITROX cylinder rentals and enhance your underwater adventures.

*Nitrox tank rental availability is subject to in-house compressor capacity and operational status.

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Punta Cana Dive Site Planner

MONDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m. Astron Wreck (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:30 a.m. Coral Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
13:30 p.m Astron Wreck (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

TUESDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m. Coco Loco Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:30 a.m. Rondana (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:45 a.m. Reef & Wreck
13:30 p.m Coral Garden (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

WEDNESDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m. Park Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:30 a.m. Cuevitas (10 meters / 33 feet)
13:30 p.m. Coco Loco Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

THURSDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m. Cristino’s Reef (11 meters / 36 feet)
10:30 a.m. Edward’s Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
13:30 p.m. Rondana (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes 

FRIDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning *

8:30 a.m. Coral Garden (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:30 a.m. Coco Loco Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
13:30 p.m. Astron Wreck (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

SATURDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning*

8:30 a.m. Astron Wreck (14 meters / 46 feet)
10:30 a.m. Chorizo (10 meters / 33 feet)
13:30 p.m. Coral Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

SUNDAY Punta Cana Dive Planning*

8:30 a.m. Park Reef (12 meters / 40 feet)
10:30 a.m. Astron Wreck (12 meters / 40 feet)
13:30 p.m. Rondana (12 meters / 40 feet)

* See notes

  • The 08:30 a.m. departure offers divers the option of doing a TWO-TANK DIVE or a SINGLE-TANK DIVE.
  • Divers on the 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. departures can only do a SINGLE-TANK DIVE.
  • 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 or 10:30 a.m. and afternoon dives at 1:30 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.


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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

Hard Rock Hotel Puerto Aventura

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

Boulevard Turístico del Este Km.28No.74Macao,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 Paradise 25-35
Bahia Principe Ambar 15-20
Bahia Principe Bavaro 15-20
Bahia Principe Esmeralda 15-20
Bahia Principe Punta Cana 20-25
Bavaro Princess Hotel 20-30
H10 Ocean Blue Golf & Beach Resort 15-20
H10 Ocean Sand Golf & Beach Resort 15-20
Paradisus Punta Cana 20-25
Princess Punta Cana All Suites Resort 20-25
Punta Cana Princess 20-25
Riu Bambu 5-10
Riu Melao 5-10
Riu Naiboa 5-10
Riu Palace Macao 5-10
Riu Taino 5-10
Sensimar Punta Cana Villas & Suites 5-10
VIK hotel Arena Blanca 15-20


Not staying at the Iberostar Hotel, but would like to dive or take diving courses with Dressel Divers?
Take advantage of a transfer arrangement to join us for a few dives (exceptions may apply).

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 (exceptions may apply)?

  • Note: Diving equipment can be stored overnight at Dressel´s dive center. 
Estimated transfer time from: Minutes
Allegro Occidental Punta Cana 25
Barcelo Resort 20
Be Life Grand Punta Cana 25-30
Blau Natura Park Resort SPA 25
Blue Bay Grand Punta Cana 30-35
Breathless Punta Cana 25-30
Breezes Punta Cana Resort 10-15
Carabela Resort 10-15
Caribe Club Princess 20-25
Catalonia Resort 25-30
Dreams Resort 25-30
NH Edenh Real Arena 15
Excellence Punta Cana 30
Fiesta Resort 10
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Cana Village 30
Gran Flamenco Occidental Punta Cana  15-20
Grand Oasis Punta Cana by Globalia  30-40
Grand Palladium Resort 20
Majestic Resort 5
Melia Resort 20
Memories Splash 15-20
Natura Park Eco-Resort & Spa 25
Palladium The Royal Suites Turquesa 20
Punta Cana Grand 25
 Secrets Royal Beach 20
Sirenis Cocotal & Tropica 20-25
Sivory Punta Cana 30
Sunscape Punta Cana 30
Tropical Alisios & Princes 20-25




$ = All prices are in USD.

    Scuba Diving Punta Cana – Reef Maps

    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