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Dramatic Shipwreck

In 1978, the 417-foot-long tanker called Astron became storm-wrecked off the coast of Punta Cana while heading for Cuba with a load of corn. Torn in two and grounded in a mere 50-some feet of water, the wreck--the bow of which stands above water and is visible from shore--now makes one of the area's preeminent diving destinations.

Easily reached by a short boat ride, the Astron dive is beginner-friendly. Explore the rusted and barnacled hulk, and you may well glimpse some of the varied fish species that attend it.

Utrip Tips

*Get a guide to take you out here; the currents can be pretty fierce.

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