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Dive Review of Blue Vision/Westin Punta Cana in
Dominican Republic/Punta Cana

Blue Vision/Westin Punta Cana: "Easy Diving", Jul, 2019,

by Dan Panzica, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11271 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Punta Cana is not a diving destination by any means. That said, if you are here and you dive you may as well go.

Next to the Westin Punta Cana resort is the Blue Vision dive shop which is a short walk down the beach. Rental equipment is good. The dive sites are a 5 minute ride from shore. The wooden boats are small and cramped when full.

The sites are similar.
Aquarium is their nearest and most frequently visited dive site. As a protected site, its teaming with typical reef fish. Corals are struggling. There is a local coral restoration project within this site as well. Maximum depth is 10m/33ft with surge depending on the swell above.

The Colosseum site is circular in shape consisting of a sandy ocean floor surrounded by a coral wall which varies in height and depth with a max depth of 13m/43ft. Interesting corals and the typical reef fish populate the walls. I saw a couple of turtles, not much else. There are several swim-through are there to explore. Max depth 13m/42ft.

Visibility is variable 10ft. 40ft based on the swell and time of the year. Algae blooms can be a problem mid-summer.

The vib at the shop is good, the people are wonderful, and the diving is better than not diving.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Sipadan, Palau, Truk Lagoo, Palau, Philippines, Layang Layang, Maldives, Similans, Kho Tao/Samui, Kona, Cabo, Catalina, Niagara River, Dominican Republic, Lake Erie
Closest Airport Putna Cana Getting There Modern airports in Putna Cana and Santo Domingo. Very convenient from Europe or North america

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Very shallow reef, no restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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