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Dive Review of Parguera Divers/Posada Porlamar in
Puerto Rico/Parguera

May, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by James McMeins, WA, USA
Report Number 64
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
5 minutes safety stops on all dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
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
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
took 3 days to get them to put a bucket on the boat for cameras and no
facility on boat for working on them.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
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 you are more
concerned with bottom time then air consumption. (No swimming up the coral
to 30-40' to complete the dive), its to deep. Some days it was a real
challenge to get back on the boat in the 5-7' swells.Most dives are 40-45
minutes followed by a 5min safety stop in the water colum. Visibility was
not great due to swells coming out of the south, have never seen so many
seasick people before on a dive boat. First time we dove using Doc's
Proplugs, they worked great. The corals/sponges/seafans are in great shape
here and some of the sponges were the biggest we've ever seen. Not a lot of
fish but a good variety. Resort is quaint older house that has been added
to over the years. Dive boat and shop are at the dock at resort and can
store your equipment in their dive locker. The night we arrived, it was
late and office was closed but security guard took care of us, put us in
the standard room we had booked, then changed his mind and moved us to a
nicer room, following day the owner contacted us and told us since we were
staying so long (10 days) he would upgrade us to one of the beach side
suites for the rest of our stay! On site restaurant is good but very
expensive, only ate there twice. Since your in town, lots of local
restaurants within easy walking distance and much more reasonable. Don't
miss the trip out to the Biolum. Bay, its only $5 per person and is amazing
to see the water glow and the fish flashing through the water leaving
blue/green vapor trails. When we booked this trip we knew it would be hard
to get to as dive operation on opposite end of island from San Juan and
opposite coast. Rented a car for the 10 days as was the same as taking a
commuter flight to and from the area and this way we were able to travel
around the island while not diving and enjoy the beaches and parks.
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