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Puerto Rico Diving Reviews:
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Island Divers N   Guanica   "Very good dive trip."
Very good dive trip.A well-run, friendly husband and wife operation. Very clean boat and dive shop. Highly recommended.... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Casa Del Mar/ El Conquistador N   Fajardo   I travel to Puerto Rico at least 3 times every year to escape Chicago's harsh winters & visit my wife's parents. On every trip I... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
1/2014   Mark Zahorik
500+ Dives
 
Casa Del Mar Dive Center N   Culebra Island, Puerto Rico   Casa Del Mar Dive Center is located in Fajardo on the East side of Puerto Rico. They offer a half day trip to Culebra Island. The ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2013   Penny Nielsen
100+ Dives
 
Taino Divers/ Sunset Paradise Villa N   Rincon   Rincon and PR are not what I consider dive destinations.We visited with family primarily for surfing. For a break we decided to tr... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
2/2013   D Burke Haskins
250+ Dives
 
MV Spree Y   Mona Island and Desecheo Islan   I did a 5 day liveaboard on the MV Spree to Mona and Desecheo Islands of Puerto Rico out of Mayaque. I had wanted to dive Mona for... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2012   Brent Barnes
250+ Dives
 
Island Scuba/ Parador Guanica 1929 N   Guanica   Pedro and Nayda run/own the dive shop, and they are very anxious to take care of the divers needs. They provided beverages and sn... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2012   Joan Wilson
500+ Dives
 
Nan-Sea Charters/ Evamer N   Vieques   Vieques was great. Nan-Sea Charters was a big part of the good time we had. This was our first time in Vieques. We rented a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   William Parks
100+ Dives
 
Island Scuba/ Copamarina N   Southwestern   This is one of the undiscovered jewels of the Caribbean! Make no mistake, this is not a convenient spot to reach (2 hr drive from... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2011   Carol Keller
250+ Dives
 
Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling/ Parador Villa Parguera Full report N   La Parguera   I recently completed a five day dive trip in La Parguera, Puerto Rico with Paradise Scuba and Snorkling and want to provide an ove... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
12/2010   Jeffrey S. Levine
250+ Dives
 
West Divers/ Mary Lee's Full report N   La Parguera   We intended to use a different dive operator at the only large resort Copa Marina. That operator wouldn't return phone calls and ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   barbara young
<100 Dives
 
Dive Copamarina Full report N   Southwest Coast   We had planned to get in a day of diving during our pre-Christmas week in San Juan. We chose to dive the south coast after email c... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2009   Sherwood & Judith Smith
1000+ Dives
 
Nekton Full report Y   St. Croix   We just finished the 5-day St. Croix trip on the Nekton Roqual. This was our first liveaboard and I was a bit apprehensive about ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2009   Doug Dellisanti
250+ Dives
 
Copa Marina Full report N   Guanica   Copa Marina Resort is in located in Guanica two hours drive south of San Juan. Excellent service and food, very friendly staff, be... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Hugh and Bonnie Gilmartin
100+ Dives
 
East Puerto Rico Divers Full report N   Humacao, Palmas Del Mar   Nice dive operation. Divemaster, owner and captain were very friendly. They took out out with only two people, and let us finish... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Frank Manetta
500+ Dives
 
East Puerto Rico Diving Full report N   [N/A]   I live in Chicago and travel regularly (4x year) to visit my wife's family in Puerto Rico. I usually try to squeeze in a few dive... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2009   Mark Zahorik
250+ Dives
 
Nan Sea Divers Full report N   Culebra]   The dive was on the wreck of a Navy F3F biplane dive bomber which took off from St. Thomas, USVI on February 14, 1940 and crashed ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
9/2008   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures Full report N   [N/A]   We made advanced arrangements to dive with Sea Ventures through their website. They have operations at three PR locations. We op... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
8/2008   William Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures/ Parguera Divers/ Copamarina Resort Full report N   Guanica   This was our first trip to Puerto Rico. There are several good areas of diving on the island, but the best diving is on the southw... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2007   Brent Barnes
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports/ San Juan Marriott Resort Full report N   San Juan/Fajardo   We dived one day with Ocean Sports out of Fajardo. We would have dived more days, but the port closed for weather - Ocean Sports ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   David Rapp
<100 Dives
 
Nan-Sea Charters/Blackbear's Sports/ Hix Island House Full report N   Vieques Island   Hix Island House promotes themselves as being an eco-lodge, and it is that. It is located in a 13-acre natural refuge of native tr... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
4/2007   David Vickery & Suzanne Leeson
500+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   La Parguera Wall   While attending a big family get together at Rincon, my wife and I decided to drive an hour and a half to the southwestern side of... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2006   Mort Rolleston
100+ Dives
 
Tainos Divers Full report N   Desecheo Island   While attending a large family get together at Rincon in northwest Puerto Rico, we decided to check out the diving at Desecheo Isl... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
11/2006   Mort Rolleston
100+ Dives
 
Taino Divers Full report N   Desecheo Island   We spent about a week in PR in late June. The southern part of the island was off the tourist trail and interesting. It looked a l... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   Ian Kennedy
100+ Dives
 
Casa del Buzo Full report N   Desecheo Island   Desecheo island is on the west coast of Puerto Rico, a 2 to 3 hour drive from San Juan and 1:30 to 2hs boat ride. The island is pr... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   Andrea Di Fabio
100+ Dives
 
Seaventures/ Copamarina Full report N   southwest   we were pleasantly surprised by the SeaVentures operation and by the resort, Copamarina. The dive shop is nicely equipped and the ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Joe LeRoy
1000+ Dives
 
Parguera divers/ local apartment Full report N   Parguera Wall (SW)   Angel, Victor and the rest of the crew run a great operation - one of the best we've dove with! Diving is fun, relaxed and safe. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2006   Mary Herndon
<100 Dives
 
parguerra divers/ parador Full report N   la parguerra   [None]Excellent dive operation, nice boat, very good diving with great walls, good vis and a good captain and staff,very safety co... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   hank goichman
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   La Parguera   Parguera Divers is a very well run operation. The owner, Angel Rovira, and his team did whatever they could to make the trips saf... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Jeffrey S. Levine
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   La Parguera   Parguera Divers is a very well run operation. The owner, Angel Rovira, and his team did whatever they could to make the trips saf... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2005   Jeffrey S. Levine
100+ Dives
 
La Parguera Divers Full report N   La Parguera   La Parguera Divers (not associated with any resort or hotel) was outstanding in service and safety. Angel, the owner, was boat ca... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   June Jefford
<100 Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   La Partuera   Parguera Divers is the only operator of the four in the southeast tip of the island having a dive boat built as such. It is fast, ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2005   Gabriel I. Penagaricano
500+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures/ CopaMarina Full report N   Guanica   Second time with Sea Ventures. Catain "Bam Bam" did a great job managing the boat. Good pre dive overview- Has first aid, O2 and l... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Dennis LeTendre
250+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures-Guanica/ Copamarina Full report N   [N/A]   First dive is usually off wall- wall starts at 50-60 feet-goes down to 150 feet- then angles at 180-200 feet to spill off again to... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Dennis LeTendre
250+ Dives
 
Oceans Unlimited Full report N   Desecheo   I wish my original report had been published a few years ago! If you go to Puerto Rico, you HAVE to go to the west coast. www.... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Craig Pino
100+ Dives
 
Paguera Divers/ Copamarina Full report N   [N/A]   PLEASE NOTE: In order to stay at what appeared to be, and was in fact, a pretty nice property, we had decided to book the Copamar... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2005   Bill Parks
100+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures Dive/ Copamarina Resort Full report N   Guanica   Hesitant about PR, but read in UC about southwest coast walls - made package with Copamarina Resort - great price - better accomod... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2005   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures Dive Copamarina/ Copamarina Full report N   Guanica   Copamarina Resort dive package is excellent for value. Rooms were very clean with daily maid service. Rooms have rear door walko... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Bruce Wallace
1000+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   La Parguera   Stayed at the Ponce Hilton (~45 min car ride); the local accomodations rate only 2-3 and is situated on the waterfront with no bea... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2005   RMK
250+ Dives
 
La Cueva Submarina Inc./ NA Full report N   Isabela   Went to a site called Crash Boat (there isn't much of a boat to see). I was the only diver so Charles Aponte from La Cueva took me... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2004   Jolene Eichorn
100+ Dives
 
Nan Sea Charters/ Wyndham Martineau Bay Resort & Spa Full report N   Vieques   It had been about six and a half years since my wife and I had been to Vieques (May 1998). Back then, the accomodations were pret... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2004   Ben Blair
250+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports Full report N   Escambron Beach   It is always a pleasure to dive with Leslie. She can find things that others dive over and will pick the little guys up to show y... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   LaParguera   Saw a big turtle on this dive. Also saw some queen angelfish and French angelfish, along with parrotfish of different varities an... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   LaParguera   The visibility is normally in the 100 foot range but we had rain the day before which dropped it down. Oddly enough, the water wa... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   LaParguera   Saw another green moray eel, 3 lobsters in one hole, trumpet fish, damsel fish, black durgeon, angelfish (grey and queen) and a se... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers Full report N   LaParguera   It's always a pleasure diving with Angel. He knows his stuff and doesn't go so fast in the water that all you get to see are his ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports Full report N   Escambron Beach   I always enjoy diving with Ocean Sports. Although this sight is great for training dives (which this one was) there was a lot to ... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports Full report N   Humacao   The diving was good, there just wasn't much too see. That isn't the fault of the dive shop that I went with as they had just arra... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports/ None Full report N   Cerro Gordo   Another good spot for training, although not great for experienced divers who want to see a lot.... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports Full report N   San Juan   This is not a sight for experienced divers, they will be too bored. Also, photographers won't see that much unless they are looki... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   Nancy B. Madison
100+ Dives
 
Oceans Unlimited, Taino Divers, and Parguera Diver/ N/A Full report N   West Coast   Puerto Rico's diving is good but not first class and it's expensive ($70 - $90 for a two tank boat dive). I can't recommend going... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Edward Clapp
100+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures/ N/A Full report N   [N/A]   Sea Ventures is actually the reason why I subscribed to Undercurrent as I was not happy with them at all and I wanted to be able i... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2004   Jacques Miller
100+ Dives
 
Taino Divers/ Casa Kristina Full report N   Rincon   I flew to San Juan from NYC to do a quick weekend in the southern town of Rincon. I rented a big house from a girl named Nicole (... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2003   Ezra Lunde
<100 Dives
 
Nekton/ Nekton Rorqual Full report N   Mona Passage   Accomodations as always on a liveaboard, were tight, but not claustrophobic. Not as many large animals as we expected, but of cou... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2004   Chip Goodhart
500+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers/ Dive shop only, no resort Full report N   Parguera   Angel (owner) & Matt (dive master) provided excellent support. Dive boat is spacious, clean, well organized, well maintained. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Larry Sandusky
100+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures Pro Dive Center/ Dive shop only, no resort Full report N   Puerto Del Rey   This was a day dive scheduled after arrival in PR and after prior excellent diving at Parguera with another dive operator, some ... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
4/2004   Larry Sandusky
100+ Dives
 
Sea Ventures/ Copamarina Beach Resort Full report N   Guanica   Copamarina Resort is a very well kept property with great grounds. Pools, hot tubs beach etc, were all very clean and comfortable... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Ken Hylander
<100 Dives
 
Parguera Divers/ Parador Posada Porlamar Full report N   Southwest coast/La Parguera   I wish we'd known it was the start of a four-day holiday weekend. Seems like most of San Juan joined us on the road to La Parguer... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2003   Karren & Tom Darone
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers/ Posada Porlamar/Villa Parguera Full report N   Parguera   Porlamar Posada is a wannabe luxury hotel, needs to figure out that service is important. Bar on patio was open, but unstaffed, wh... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2003   John Yasaki
250+ Dives
 
Copamarina Resort Full report N   Near Ponce   The resort is wonderful...altho food in the restaurant is extremely expensive. Two outdoor pools, beautiful well-kept grounds...we... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2002   Joe Bean
250+ Dives
 
Taino Divers/ private residence Full report N   Rincon   Be prepared to be blown out if the surfs up. Rincon is more of a surfing town. Will combine fishing trips with dive trips. Will... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2001   Clare Petosa
100+ Dives
 
Parguera Divers/ Posada Porlamar Full report N   Parguera   This is diving for advanced divers, all dives were on the continental shelf located 5-6 miles off shore. Wall starts at 50-60' so ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
5/2002   James McMeins
1000+ Dives
 
Caribe Aquatic Adventure/ Intercontinental San Juan Full report N   [N/A]   We went to San Juan for a few days in July. Karen & Tony Vega of Caribe Aquatic Adventures have a dive operation with shore dives... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2002   Jon Lamos
<100 Dives
 

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