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Dive Review of Parguera divers/local apartment in
Puerto Rico/Parguera Wall (SW)

January, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mary Herndon, MA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 2683
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Mostly in the carribean - Grand Turk, Saba, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
78   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow the leader, return with 500 psi, buddies  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Camera tank on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Angel, Victor and the rest of the crew run a great operation - one of the
best we've dove with!  Diving is fun, relaxed and safe.  Divermasters and
captains provide excellent, friendly, personalized service.  Nice boat with
dry storage area, plenty of room and some shade.  Groups were generally
small (<10 people).  The wall is beautiful and coral very healthy.  Lots
of very large nurse sharks and schools of blue chromis.  Great variety of
small fish.  Short boat rides to dive sites.  La Parguera is somewhat
undiscovered, so dive sites are not too crowded.  We originally booked a
room at Andy's Chalet, which was very filthy and disappointing.  The
"2 bedroom apartment" had only 1 bedroom.  The "fully
equipped" kitchen had no coffeemaker, dishes or utensils.  Roxanna,
from the dive shop, heard our complaints and found a vacant apartment we
could rent for the week, which was very nice, clean and even cost less than
Andy's!  Town has plenty of restaurants and tourist activities.  There are
no sandy beaches in the area, and Parguera is a tough drive from San Juan. 
But if you like funky, less developed locations, the diving is very nice
and Parguera Divers runs a top notch operation.
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