Scuba Diving Puerto Rico
Scuba Diving Puerto Rico - Have you always wanted to dive and go beyond
snorkeling? Come and dive in at the best spots of the island where you can swim and
live the underground wonders of the marine life and unique coral reefs full of vibrant colors in clear ocean
Scuba diving in Puerto Rico provides a thrill and adventure unmatched by
anything else. SCUBA means “Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”. Because
the diving environment in different areas of the island has unique characteristics it gives Puerto
Rico a wide variety of diving, both in terms of the underwater terrain and the diving conditions.
The water temperature in the coast of Puerto Rico average about 80º F all year-round with a visibility up to 60 feet and depths of dive sites ranging between 30 feet to over
Islands east of Puerto Rico, ripe for scuba diving Puerto Rico include
Culebra and Vieques. The establishment of the Culebra Marine Reserve Park ensures that its dive sites are protected. Cayo Lobito is a 75-foot
dive where nurse sharks and jacks are plentiful, while Cayo Raton is known for smaller residents.
Also Luis Peña island is a superb dive, where big Spanish Lobsters
are very common, and a reef that is dotted by small caves full of surprises.
Las Tres Rocas (The Three Rocks) in Vieques island has a depth range between
50-100 feet and compose of a mountainous reef with a smooth slope packed with an astonishing array of corals
and beautiful sponges of all sizes, colors and shapes.
There is a wide variety of fleshy corals like cactus coral. This reef is a perfect place to
appreciate the different types of coral, and the consistently crystal-clear waters make this reef perfect for
Come scuba diving in Puerto Rico in the south/south-west for an exciting
adventure and explore the underwater beauty found in the island. Try La
Parguera in Lajas for its 20 miles long wall.
Located six miles offshore, La Parguera Wall is a giant coral reef
extending more than 20 miles and dropping at a maximum depth of 1,500 feet. Fingers of reefs reach for the depths
and green morays and sea turtles, as well as elkhorn and black coral are all common here.
West of Mayaguez area
are the offshore islands Mona and Desecheo. For divers willing to brave the challenging sea conditions of the Mona
Passage, Mona Island is 45 miles west of Puerto Rico or about a 6 hours
boat trip and considered by many the Galápagos of the Caribbean.
This one has to be organized as a 2 or 3 days camping excursion,
for which a permit has to be obtained from the Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural Resources.
There are more than 250 species of fish and some of the healthiest
coral growth in the region. Mona also straddles the migration route of whales, dolphin and game fish on the move
between the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Desecheo island, with its colorful fringing reefs and massive
underwater pinnacles, it is virtually unknown as a dive destination. Scuba diving and snorkeling at Desecheo Island
boasts 100 to 150 foot visibility consistently.
Located about nine miles west of Aguadilla and 12 miles west of Rincon, and
the journey will take from 30 minutes to one and a half-hour.
Desecheo island contains a Federal Wildlife preserve, and is host
to dozens of dive sites. Its well-preserved marine ecosystem makes this a unique diving spot for all underwater
Scuba diving, being a visual underwater experience, doesn’t include altering the underwater
habitat in any way. Divers shouldn’t touch anything, either a plant, a cute animal, or even just an object under
water that could have easily become the home of an animal over time.
There are over 100 diving spots and more than 25 dive stores about Scuba Diving in
Puerto Rico and it would be unfair to try to mention all of them in this single page.
For a more comprehensive site about scuba diving in Puerto Rico, lessons, equipment
information, etc., visit Scuba Diving
Lessons Puerto Rico - Scuba Diving Tours & Charters - Diving
Puerto Rico - scuba diving lessons and scuba diving tours in Puerto Rico. East Puerto Rico Diving is located in
Palmas del Mar, on the east coast of PR. We conduct scuba diving courses from beginner to divemaster and diving
tours to Vieques Island and more.
Go scuba diving in Puerto Rico for an unforgettable experience under the
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