Boasting brilliant white sand beaches, unique rock formations, some of the best preserved coral reefs in the country, and the largest number of baby hawksbill turtles in the Caribbean, Pedernales ranks among the Dominican Republic’s premier diving destinations. Explore sites ranging from four to 30 meters (13-98 feet), teeming with balloon fish, rays, damselfish, octopuses, turtles, barracuda, and seahorses.
Among the most impressive sites are Cabo Rojo and Bahía de Las Águilas, from 15 to 30 meters (49-98 feet) respectively, boasting intense colors and abundant marine life. While only 4-15 meters (13-49 feet) deep, Cabo Falso is a popular dive recommended only for skilled divers because of strong underwater currents. In the surrounding area of Los Frailes, iridescent white rocks emerge from the sea and shelter a wide variety of fish and large turtles. Dive experts get to go even further into the crystal-clear and strong current-led waters of Beata and Alto Velo islands, where sharks and spotted eagle rays thrive.