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Shipwreck Parks of the Bayahibe

Indiana University's Office of Underwater Science actively participates in the preservation of submerged cultural resources in Dominican Republic. Currently, Indiana University students are focusing on several underwater sites of cultural and biological significance. IU is assisting the La Romana-Bayahíbe Hotel Association in establishment of underwater shipwreck parks in the Bayahíbe area to raise public awareness of the value of submerged cultural and biological resources and to preserve these resources for the future.