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Dive Review of Parguera Divers/Dive shop only, no resort in
Puerto Rico/Parguera

December, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Sandusky, ID, USA (9 reports)
Report Number 904

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Reporter
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
81   to 81    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
70   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max depth for Nitro & safety stop  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
Basic rinse tank for cameras - for day dive, adequate.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Angel (owner) & Matt (dive master) provided excellent support.   Dive
boat is spacious, clean, well organized, well maintained.   Excellent
pre-dive briefings, assistance in gear preparation and water entry.  Dive
master very observant, helpful but gave appropriate dive profile freedom
for experienced divers.   

Dive profiles were excellent multi-level, each featuring a period at about
50 feet that's great for DCS prevention.   Fish life, while not prolific in
Puerto Rico, was varied and approachable.   Corals were in excellent
condition with abundant black coral and crisp white brain corals.   Fans
were in near-perfect condition.   Spotted a small octopus, and a school of
Atlantic Spades swam right through our group.   

Between dives and afterward, crew was very warm and friendly, giving lots
of background on Puerto Rico, recent weather conditions, typical diving
conditions at various times of year, and even helped us to the car with the
wet & heavy gear!   No payment due until after the dive, which I find
admirable and common for well-run and confident dive operations.

I only wish we'd lodged closer to Parguera; we had a neary 3-hour drive
from San Juan.   Had we known what an excellent operation Angel runs, and
how pristine the diving is, we would have stayed over and dived again. 
Each member of our group of 4 divers was very happy with this experience. 
Parguera Divers also has an excellent website. Highly recommended, without
hesitation.   Will return, but will stay much longer.     
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