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Dive Review of Island Scuba/N/A in
Puerto Rico/South coast wall

Island Scuba/N/A: "Island Divers", Mar, 2015,

by Mike, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8160 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I would generally echo the other reports I saw here - that's why I chose this friendly husband and wife operation. They have a small shop in a miniscule town (You'll need to stay elsewhere - I recommend La Paguera, about 25 minutes further west on the coast). From the shop, we walked around the corner to the pier, where a tender took us to the dive boat, the San Juan Diver, anchored just offshore. I dove with them for three days, and they rinsed my gear and set it up on the boat each day for me.
The first morning dive is along the wall. We started at about 60', finned to the top of the wall, then swam along the face to about 100'. The second dive was to the top of the wall, with depths under 60'. There was quite a bit of surge due to the weather, but it abated over the three days. Beautiful, healthy corals (no sign of bleaching), and an average quantity of fish life. Highlights included nurse and reef sharks, green morays, barracuda, shrimp, trumpetfish, rays, crabs, and lobsters.
My only complaints are there's only one DM, and we had up to 10 divers; and for some reason he felt the need to feed Cheetos to the triggerfish. Otherwise, I enjoyed the dives and felt the DM/captain was focused on our safety.
Websites Island Scuba   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii Australia Thailand Indonesia USVI Florida
Closest Airport Ponce Getting There Drive from San Juan - a little over 2 hrs

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 [None]
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