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Dive Review of Sea Ventures Dive/Copamarina Resort in
Puerto Rico/Guanica

April, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bruce Wallace, IN, USA
Report Number 1743
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cancun, Caymans, Florida Keys, Guadeloupe,
Indiana, Puerto Rico, Red Sea and Vietnam 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500# at safety stop, dive own profile after checkout dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Excellent care on boat for camera equipment - shore facilities in PR
include all developing (1 hr available).  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Hesitant about PR, but read in UC about southwest coast walls - made
package with Copamarina Resort - great price - better accomodations.  This
is a first class - 5 star resort.  All activities - lively bar and close to
town with great restaurants and clubs.  Sea Ventures is run by contract
divers with own boat - every facility on board due to US Coast Guard
requirements.  Super clean gear and shop.  No touch equipment rules in
effect (picked up at room and delivered clean after last dive).  The diving
centered mainly off coast slightly west of resort (10 minute ride). 
Bam-Bam is a riot as DM and Bill is a great host and DM.  Dives are in warm
water (81+) all the way down to max depth (130').  Most of the first dives
are wall dives with edge at 55' and black coral formations starting there. 
We were amazed at how pristine the reef was for PR.  Second day/first dive
we heard loud "rumblings" under the water - back on board we all
watched a huge pod of humpback whales breeching and breeching and breeching
- this went on for over 30 minutes no less than 300m off the port side. 
There were six of us on board and we could not stop screaming "look
there" - "look there" as whale after whale breeched.  Looked
like an ad for a well known insurance company and was the talk of the
resort and community for days.  We dove the second dive and stayed under
for over an hour listening to the whales' songs.  What a thrill.  Diving
every first dive on sheer walls dropping over 1,000 feet is exciting,
especially when the swim throughs (tunnels) are added which are entered at
60' and exited on the wall at 115' to 130'.  It's a diver's dream along
with the reef fish and turtles.  No sharks, but lots of morays and
barracuda.  This is a little known and dived resort which was not crowded
and we had no more than 6 divers on boat each day for 6 days.  Many of our
friends have gone to Copamarina and their reports are excellent as well.
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