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Dive Review of Copamarina Resort in
Puerto Rico/Near Ponce

March, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Joe Bean, Il, USA` (2 reports)
Report Number 296
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Florida Keys, California, Catalina, Bahamas, Turks
& Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
DM was very attentive to my son and his friend, both of whom were on their
second dive trip, yet he did not ignore the other divers.  DM --nickname is
BamBam--loves the water, wants you to enjoy the dive and works to make sure
you do!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
The resort is wonderful...altho food in the restaurant is extremely
expensive. Two outdoor pools, beautiful well-kept grounds...we stayed in a
villa...three bedrooms, kitchen, veranda...service was
impeccable...clean...staff was very nice.  Provided us with a golf cart for
the week as part of the villa.  The dive operation is new...BamBam, the dm,
is just great...explained that he was still seeking new sites...said we'd
go there, look around, if we decided it wasn't any good, we would leave
immediately..and we did!  Water was very rough our first day; BamBam
advised against going out, saying he didn't want people to get sick and not
be able to enjoy their vacations.  Some of the diving was so-so...not much
to see in the way of fish, coral or sponges.  But at some of the sites, it
was gorgeous...with lots of little critters, coral, sponges.  The highlight
of the trip, however, was seeing a 45-foot whale surface within 20 feet of
us..we could hear the whale's blowhole.  BamBam spotted the whale and
stopped the boat instantly.  We watched quietly, almost reverently, as the
whale swam forward...then sank out of sight...only to reappear again in a
few minutes.  BamBam didn't turn the boat's motor back on until the whale
was gone as second time...and for good.  Bam Bam loves the water...he was
very attentive to my son (17 and a certified diver) and his friend on their
second dive trip...made certain they saw things...big cuda, morays, coral. 
He was a joy to be around...I wouldn't go back to the Copamarina
exclusively for diving...other islands offer more and more consistent
diving...but I would return for two reasons:  BamBam, who seemed to
genuinely want us to enjoy each dive and the island.. Puerto Rico is
beautiful, the food is great and the people we met were gracious.  Ponce is
fun to visit...and the area around the Copamarina Resort is worth seeing.  
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