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Dive Review of Paguera Divers/Copamarina in
Puerto Rico

March, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Parks, MO, United States
Report Number 1844
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Brac, Cozumel, St. Lucia, St. John's, Tortola
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
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
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
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 Copamarina in spite of
prior Chapbook reviews that the dive operation repeatedly was problematic. 
For us too, the dive operation at the Copamarina was a disappointment. Just
days before, they said everything was fine.  Once we arrived the story was,
"The Coast Guard lost our license application so we can't go
out."   The much better dive operation according to the reviews in the
Chapbook servicing the very nice reef off the Southwest coast of Puerto
Rico was Paguera Divers.  The Copa dive shop offered to book us with them
which we did; so we drove about 25 minutes west each morning in order to
dive with Paguera Divers.  Like others, we were extremely pleased with the
entire experience with Angel and his crew.  The Copamarina was nicely
landscaped with very nice pools, nice rooms, pretty good patio
bar/restaurant. But the unreliable dive shop, plus the fact they overbooked
badly which bumped our friends and many others we heard about to the Ponce
Hilton for a few days will keep us from repeating there.  
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