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Puerto Rico Diving Recommendations?
Walid - 6/08/2012 10:40 AM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 6

Hi All,


I am a new AOW Padi diver, about to book a scuba diving trip. After debating between Florida and Puerto Rico, I think I will most likely go to Puerto Rico to log some dives via a dive package for about a week. I understand that Florida involves renting a car and expensive housing since I heard that camping is not that practical there. Puerto Rico sounds more interesting in terms of affordability.



Any recommendations? Do you know of a good diving package?



Thanks for helping out!



Walid
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Bob01 - 6/08/2012 2:12 PM
Have you looked at Culebra, PR?
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Walid - 6/08/2012 11:13 PM
do you have a specific dive center you would recommend there or else where? thanks-
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Bob01 - 6/09/2012 5:20 AM
Not yet, I’m still in the planning stages for a trip there.
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Airworks - 6/15/2012 1:19 PM
I’ve dived all around the island, and Culebra is probably the best area for visibility and fish variety. A tiny uninhabited island just east of Culebra, called Culebrita, is the top Culebra dive spot in my opinion.
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Walid - 6/21/2012 8:52 PM
thanks! :)
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ginovega - 2/01/2013 10:39 AM
From Airworks: I’ve dived all around the island, and Culebra is probably the best area for visibility and fish variety. A tiny uninhabited island just east of Culebra, called Culebrita, is the top Culebra dive spot in my opinion....


Airworks:

I have not dived in Culebra yet ( I should be ashmed ’casue I am Puerto Rican) however , I heard from friends that own dive operations in the Island, that the West Coast (form I am from and where I have done most of my diving) has the best diving in PR. Please check out this article by Scuba Diving Magazine on the TOP 10 Dives in PR. http://www.scubadiving.com/travel/caribbean-atlantic/puerto-rico-top-10-dives?cmpid=obinsite ( Yes Culebra is included). You need to head to the west and dive Desecheo Island (An unhabited marine Reserve in the Coast of Aguadilla) . One operator in the Island is the only one currently making regular trips to Desecheo - http://www.tainodivers.com/SCUBA_DIVING_PUERTO_RICO/WELCOME.html. You can also dive the famous Parguera Wall. Island Scuba can take you there form Guanica PR. http://www.sanjuandiver.com/. or you can go to La Parguera in Lajas PR and there are two operators there. West Divers http://www.westdiverspr.com/html/mainpage.html or Paradise Scuba. http://www.paradisescubasnorkelingpr.com/. Mayaguez PR has also nice sites for diving and here you can Check out http://www.diveshop-pr.com/, the ownber Papo is a good friend ( tell him I sent you)


If you want more info check ot this other website:

http://www.diveshop-pr.com/


Good Luck!


Gino