We did a total of 5 dives with Pelicano Watersports. Two were on Bavaro beach and three were on Catalina Island. They offer free 30-32 percent nitrox for the Bavaro beach dives. They have a variety of boats including medium sized catamarans with wide exit points and double rung ladders. They will also pick up in a small watercraft on the beach from your hotel. Their prices are quite reasonable particularly in light of the quality of their operation.
The european owners and administrative lead speak several languages which means that you can effectively communicate with them. The dive operations are well organized and executed.
The shop did a number of things that we particularly appreciated including the pickups from our hotel beach and arranging for me to use 5 pound weights from the shop for the Catalina island trip. The owner, Peter even carried the 30 pounds of weights down the steep steers in the port as I was carrying both my gear and some of my wife's gear.
There were some unusual water conditions while we were there, so the visibility was not a good as Bonaire for example. The sea life was also not as abundant nor as large, but the coral and reef was a good as anywhere.
If we visited Punta Cana again, we would use Pelicano. We will also recommend Pelicano to any of our dive shop customers that will be in the Punta Cano area.
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