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Dive Review of Casa Del Mar Dive Center in
Puerto Rico/Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

Casa Del Mar Dive Center, Sep, 2013,

by Penny Nielsen, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7188.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Casa Del Mar Dive Center is located in Fajardo on the East side of Puerto Rico. They offer a half day trip to Culebra Island. The price of the trip included lunch and was a good value as well as delicious.

The Dive boat was spacious, had plenty of shade as well as fresh water to rinse off with after the 2 dives. The boat had all safety equipment including oxygen.

The staff was friendly and helpful. They set up gear and changed out the tanks. They gave a good dive briefing and had a dive master to lead small groups. Everyone was allowed to dive their own profile.

Chips and freshly made salsa and fruit was offered between dives. Plenty of water and soda as well as beer (but only after diving was concluded!)Lunch was set out at the end of the second dive. Yummy

We went out with Casa del Mar the next day for local reef diving and had 2 more great dives. The coral at Culebra Island as well as the reef diving was fantastic! Lots of turtles, nurse sharks and a couple spotted eagle rays. I would recommend this dive company to anyone visiting Puerto Rico.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Tahiti, Maui, Kauai, Kona, Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Cabo San Lucas, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Catalina Island CA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 85-°F / 29-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
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