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Dive Review of Blue Vision Adventures/Four Points by Sheraton in
Dominican Republic/Punta Cana

Blue Vision Adventures/Four Points by Sheraton, Dec, 2013,

by Paul Quick, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7489 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I was in Punta Cana for work and had the opportunity to go diving during my off time. I had located Blue Vision Adventures on the internet and made contact with them before arrival to arrange diving. The Blue Vision Adventures dive center is currently in the mist of moving from its location and the the now shuttered Punta Cana Resort & Club to the new Westin Resort, and all diving is still done from the Punta Cana Resort location. I made arrangements with Mark to due a two tank boat dive. Mark, Mark, Matthew and the crew were all first rate. Even though the dive center was a little run down, it didn't effect the professionalism of the dive operation. Rental equipment was readily available and in good working condition. Diving was done off of either a 28' center console boat or a 20' dive skiff. Transport time to the Punta Cana dive sites was 15 minutes or less. Less than stunning weather made the water conditions a little rough and diving was limited to a few sites. On this first day of diving, we made two dives on the "Colosseum" dive site. Colosseum had nice big coral heads that had a limited amount of fish life. I saw parrotfish, yellow and blue head wrasse, fairy basslets, sergeant majors, banded butterfly fish, yellow tail snappers, goatfish and blue tangs. The highlights of the dives were a yellow stingray, a flounder and a green sea turtle. The diving was good enough that I brought back two work colleagues for a second day of diving. On the second day, the water condition were too poor to dive Punta Cana's signature wreck, the Patricia, so we instead dove the protected site called the Aquarium. The Aquarium is a shallow dive site, but is chock full of fish! We saw hundreds of chevron barracuda, yellowtail snappers, goatfish, sergeant majors, parrotfish, bigeyes, red hinds, and hatchetfish. We also saw two 5' pufferfish, a yellow stingray and a hawksbill turtle. The aquarium is also a coral restoration site, so we also saw an underwater coral farm. Although there weren't any big fish, I would definitely dive Punta Cana again. I recommend Blue Vision Adventures to anyone looking to go diving in Punta Cana. I am looking forward to diving with Blue Vision adventures again during my next trip to Punta Cana and seeing their new dive facility at the Westin Resort.
Websites Blue Vision Adventures   Four Points by Sheraton

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Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Palau, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and US - Delaware, Pennsylvania Hawaii, Florida & California
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-50 Ft/ 12-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minute dive time or 500 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No separate set up on boat or land for UWP.
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