When it comes to activities in and around Punta Cana, there is no shortage. One of the more popular activities that draws locals and visitors is scuba diving. What’s so great about scuba diving is that the whole family can do it! Punta Cana has no shortage of dive shops or scuba diving tours for the whole family.

Would be nice to find some treasure!? Everyone has grown up seeing tales of pirates and treasure chests, treasure maps and pirate battles at sea. Oh the thrill of being on a treasure hunt! One of the all-time classic pirate tales is Treasure Island which the network Starz later produced a prequel called Black Sails which I loved watching. Sorry I got off track for a moment 😛 (I love pirates)

 Pirate Dominican Republic

If you want to have some fun you can come to the DR and look for a pirate named  Roberto Cofresí treasure chest! To this day his ship and treasure that sunk in Samana Bay has never been recovered, happy hunting!

 Astron Shipwreck Dominican Republic

One thing that all these pirate tales share besides adventures, sailing the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea is shipwrecks ! The Dominican Republic has some shipwrecks that are waiting for you to explore.

Astron Shipwreck: Perfect Treasure Hunter Destination

A location for some great scuba diving is the Astron Shipwreck. The Astron was originally a Russian cargo ship that ran aground back in 1978 while it was transporting 60 tons of corn to Cuba.  Sorry, no treasure on this ship 🙂

It’s great to be able to check out some great footage of the dive before you head below to explore yourself.

It’s great scuba diving because you can see all the different marine life that live around the reef and shipwreck. Below we have included some of the species you will be able to see when you scuba dive around the reef and shipwreck.

You can see Green Sea Turtles!

Astron Great Sea Turtles

 Smooth Trunkfish can be seen as well.

 Smooth Trunk Fish

 Can’t forget about the Yellow Stingrays!

Yellow Stingray Astron Shipwreck

If you would love to check out some great footage of the wreck be sure to click here.

If you would love to check out this wreck then don’t worry, it’s not one of those wrecks that takes a long time to get to because it’s near to the coast.

Astron Shipwreck Map

If you are interested in taking your family on a dive tour be sure to contact us about dive shops currently offering specials so you don’t have to pay the “tourist”price. There is treasure waiting to be found on your dive, it’s the experience! 

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