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Dive Review of Taino Divers/Sunset Paradise Villa in
Puerto Rico/Rincon

Taino Divers/Sunset Paradise Villa, Feb, 2013,

by D Burke Haskins, MD, US ( 1 report). Report 6903.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Rincon and PR are not what I consider dive destinations.We visited with family primarily for surfing. For a break we decided to try out Taino Divers.I contacted them several weeks ahead to dive Desecho Island which is about a 60 minute boat ride and in the Marine conservation area. We own our gear but decided to rent as we would be diving just one day. It took several visits to the dive shop to get a a firm day to go.The seas can get rough and I suspect they wanted a full boat. The rental equipment was brand new You help load the boat from the shore as the pier has been long gone.However once on the boat the service was as good as anywhere I have been. The boat briefing was professional.Diving at the island is so so. Would I go again? Not as a dive destination.

Unrelated to the dive shop are Sunset Paradise Villas.They are a great place to stay.
Websites Taino Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bon Aire, Cayman's, Provo, Grand Turk, Cayman Brac , Little Cayman Saba , Florida , Statia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-90 Ft/ 23-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We dove with 6 other divers on the boat.They were all beginners.Once the Dive master recognized our comfort level he let us do our own thing
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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