Make your way to the dive office in Punta Cana one day before your first dive, where you can present you PADI certification and logbook, and fill out necessary paperwork. This is also the perfect time to get fitted with equipment, whether you’re renting a complete package, or simply using the dive center’s weight belts.
Exact dive trip departure times vary, but there is usually a double-tank dive each morning, and one single-tank dive in the afternoon. Board the boat directly on the hotel beach in Punta Cana, and head to a dive site that’s been carefully chosen for the day’s weather and dive conditions.
Slip into the water for a two-tank dive in the morning, watching for some of the animals that thrive along the coast of the Dominican Republic including eagle rays, common stingrays, moray eels, common spiny lobsters, and crabs. Following a surface interval, you’ll have the chance make a second dive in the afternoon, exploring a different site.