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Dive Review of Copa Marina in
Puerto Rico/Guanica

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Hugh and Bonnie Gilmartin, WA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5077
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cozumel, Cabo, Akumal, Honduras, St. Thomas,
Florida Keys, Hawaiian Islands, Thailand, Puget Sound 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
Copa Marina Resort is in located in Guanica two hours drive south of San
Juan. Excellent service and food, very friendly staff, beautiful grounds.
We stayed in a Villa which was clean and spacious (although a bit short on
kitchen utensils). Resort is surrounded by the largest remaining tract of
tropical dry coastal forest in the world- with an extensive network of
hiking trails through the surrounding hills, arroyo and coastline. Dive
operation is on site, boat is well maintained (no head). Dive Master Jovo
was a pleasure to dive with and he always gave a concise, safety conscious
dive briefing. (Jovo also conducted intro. to scuba class for our 11 year
old daughter- she was thrilled and comfortable throughout.) The twenty
minute boat trips to Wall dive sites were a bit rough but certainly
bearable. Reef was in excellent shape everywhere we dove, lots of fish,
lobster, crabs and a couple of juvenile turtles. Two highlight dives were
being surrounded by a pod of 13 very curious dolphins that seemed as
excited to see us as we were to see them and brief glimpse of an adult
Manatee. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon!

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