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Punta Cana Underwater Park

Twelve sculptures depicting figures and customs of the Igneri and Taino Indians, the inhabitants of the Punta Cana area when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 15th century, make up the newest cultural attraction in the Punta Cana area. Thimo Pimentel of the Punta Cana Village Art Gallery masterminded the exhibits. The sculptures are 50 feet deep and are being placed in the Playa Bonita waters off Punta Cana throughout December. The new park is being created as part of celebrations for Punta Cana’s 40th anniversary.

Jake Kheel, director of the Puntacana Ecological Foundation, says that the new park will also contribute to the enhancement of marine life around the sculptures, including species of coral, and microscopic marine life to nurture fish in the area.