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Dive Review of Island Scuba/Parador Guanica 1929 in
Puerto Rico/Guanica

May, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Joan Wilson, OK, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6550
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Roatan, Curacao, Bonaire,  St. Vincent, Little Cayman, Grand
Cayman, Corn Island, Costa Rica, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
just follow your own computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
The rinse tank on the boat was a cooler filled with salt water.  No rinse
tank back at the shop, but a fresh water hose was available on board.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
Pedro and Nayda run/own the dive shop, and they are very anxious to take
care of the divers needs.  They provided beverages and snacks between
dives, and did a fresh-water hose rinse of your dive gear before they
stored it for the night. They were also helpful in suggestions of places to
eat in the area.

The reef top is deep ( 45-70 feet ) so the depth issues with your computer
are more of a factor than air consumption.  By the time we were at half a
tank, the computer had us into the caution zone a tick or two out of
decompression, so we spent the last half of the dive hanging at 25-30 feet
with the ocean bottom well below us.  I think this would be a perfect place
for Nitrox as most of the diving is in the 40-80 foot range.  

The dive sites are a short boat ride away from the shop ( 10-20 minutes )
and their spacious boat is well equipped for diving with a good ladder and
rear platform.  
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