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 Astron Wreck

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 18° 43.799' N
Longitude: 68° 27.256' W

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English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

English (Translate this text in English): Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic

How? By boat

Distance Short boat time (< 10min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 12 m / 39.4 ft

Max depth 15 m / 49.2 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience All divers

Bio interest Outstanding

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Dive type

- Wreck

Dive site activities

- Children dive
- Night dive
- First dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
- Photography

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English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not exactly sure when and under which circumctances the Astron sank. Some oral traditions say, it was in December 1979, when the vessel travelling under panamanian flag hit the reef.
The rumors about the reason go from 'drunk & sleeping captain' to 'owner wanted insurance money'.
It is said that after the accident many habitants came to loot the wreck and take everything what was not nailed down. Allegedly some Dominicans still store there things in closets from that day.

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Astron Wreck
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Astron Wreck
By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011
OW Training Dive 2/4 - Fun dive.  Only modest sea life, current, and visibility, but the giant propeller of the wreck was an interesting sight.
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Astron Wreck
By Ray
May 23, 2010
Punta Cana - OW 3rd Dive - This was my frist dive to a wreck, and it was a great experience. Strong current thou!!  I enjoyed this dive so much as it was so much better bouncing technique practiced than first 2 dives the day before!  
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Astron Wreck
By glasi99
Mar 22, 2010
06 - First dive to a wreck
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Astron Wreck
By zsangyal
Jul 18, 2008
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Astron Wreck
By leonardob0880
Mar 2, 1999
- Guias: Bavaro Diving Team
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Trip: OW Training
By stevehau
From Sep 6, 2011 to Sep 8, 2011

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Trip: Punta Cana 2010
By glasi99
From Mar 9, 2010 to Mar 24, 2010

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