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Dive Review of Sea Ventures/CopaMarina in
Puerto Rico/Guanica

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis LeTendre, CO, USA
Report Number 2185
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Hawaii, California, Mexico, Florida, Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
110 feet on wall, be on hang line with 700 lbs  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
Boat has cleaning tank and ample room for photo equipment.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Second time with Sea Ventures. Catain "Bam Bam" did a great job
managing the boat. Good pre dive overview- Has first aid, O2 and life
jackets on board. Pointed out all safety aspects very well.

Saw mother pilot whale with baby on way out- Capt Bam Bam slowed boat for
us to get better look.

DM Tony did a good job previewing each site, and worked hard to find
Did two dives- one on wall to 110 ft.- with nice sea fans, sponges on the
Saw one nice large 5ft nurse shark, a few nice green morays, and one
chained moray. Also- some very large crabs. Reef in good shape, some
bleaching. Not many big fish. A few puffers, and a school of barracuda.
Lots of blue tangs, yellowtail and other typical Caribbean reef fish.
Copamarina resort is a beautiful place- surrounded by the Guanica Forest.
Three pools and three or four hot tubs- fantastic landscaping. Actual full
size beds set 2 feet off the sand right on the beach with covers for
privacy and "sun control".
Also hiked the Guanica Forest- a United Nations preserve. 700 year old
tree, caves, unusual lizards and birds.

One night we went into the town of San German- about 25 min drive from
Copamarina resort. Beautiful town with many historical buildings. Found a
very exceptional restaurant in San German- "Casa Vieja" Excellent
food, service and atmosphere- building was constructed in early 1800s. The
owners are the Nelson family-three brothers, mother and father run the
restaurant. It was so good, we went back for a second night. We highly
recommend "Casa Vieja" in San German.

Contact Info:
Sea Ventures Guanica, PR

CopaMarina Resort Guanica, PR

Casa Vieja Restaurant San German, PR 
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