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Latitude: 18° 43.799' N
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Bavaro, on the NE coast of Dominican Republic
How? By boat
Distance Short boat time (< 10min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Average depth 12 m / 39.4 ft
Max depth 15 m / 49.2 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience All divers
Bio interest Outstanding
- Children dive
- Night dive
- First dive
- Dive training
- Snorkeling / Free diving
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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