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WELL KNOWN CRUISE LINES... BUT IGNORED DIVERS
Puerto Rico has some great diving off its territorial shores. From the Parguera region in the southwest to Culebra and Vieques in the east to Desecheo and Mona Island off the west coast, there are some great sites to explore.
There are any number of other activities and attractions to round out your vacation including golf, surfing, horseback riding, cave tours and the U.S.’s only rainforest. And be sure to plan to spend a day exploring historic Old San Juan where quaint hotels, fine restaurants and excellent shopping offer a glimpse of Puerto Rico’s sophisticated culture and lifestyle.
DIVING in Porto Rico
Puerto Rico has long been a hub to pass through when on your way to another dive destination in the Caribbean. Next time get off the plane. This large island is surrounded by dive regions.
About 30-minutes off the west coast and the town of Rincon, island of Desecheo should kick off your Puerto Rico adventure nicely. Literally surrounded by dive sites, this uninhabited island attracts all kids of passing marine life including frequent spotted eagle rays and green sea turtles. Sea fans, sponges and encrusting corals have transformed the tumble of rocks and boulders underwater into a vibrant sea vista.
Top dives include Candyland, Ladder Reef and the Caves, which has some nice swim-throughs. A couple of sites are best done as drifts, but most are less than 100 feet in calm water with an average visibility of about 80-feet. Nearer to shore, you’ll find some great night dives in spur and groove reefs. Snake eels and other rare and macro critters are found in abundance.
Mona Island, which is about an 2-5 hour ride, 45-miles off the west coast town of Mayaguez, has some stunning, infrequently dived sites, true adventure diving. You even have to camp if you’re overnighting on the island. The island has been called the Galapagos of the Caribbean, and the walls and massive caverns are unforgettable with lots of pelagic marine life and oversized permanent residents, such as giant green moray eels, family-sized lobster and lots in between. Truly a special corner of the Caribbean.
Off the southwest coast, lies one of the top walls in the Caribbean, La Parguera. The 20-mile long wall parallels the coastline and has a healthy variety of marine life, from big sponges and black coral, to passing sharks, barracuda, and for the observant, a lively macro world. The wall has plenty of dramatic coral canyons, sea mounts, pinnacles and swim-throughs. Not to me missed, especially places like Fallen Rock, Chimney and Old Buoy.
Off the east coast, you’ll find a couple of sister islands in Culebra and Vieques. Both have a great collection of mini-walls and canyons, swim-throughs and, most notably, some of the most impressive bioluminescence in the world. The dive sites average 40-60 feet and more than 100-feet of viz, and there are more than 50-dives just off Culebra. Don’t miss Cayo Raton, Cayos Geniqui or the Geniqui Caves. Off Vieques, Anchor Reef, Biplane, Twilight should all be on your list. And be sure to plan a night dive. No light necessary as your movements will have you wrapped in a halo of wonderfully eerie bluish light.
NOT to forget !!
Diving is available year-round and for all levels.
Group size : minimum 12 clients
Length of stay:
- 7 nights - 8 days
- Includes only the land portion
INCLUDE IN PACKAGE
The content of the package will be confirm with your quotation
NOT INCLUDE IN PACKAGE
- Air transport from your country
- Meals other than those mentioned
- Soft drinks and alcoholic
- The departure tax
- Personal expenses
- Diving equipment (if not describe in package inclusions)
PREREQUISITE FOR DIVING
REQUIREMENT FOR DIVING
- Minimum : Open water diver, with valid certificate (Some sites require an advanced level)
The accommodation you will be offered on the basis of the regions visited
The client has the obligation to contrat insurance covering personal & medical
Travel insurance STRONGLY RECOMMENDED (including emergency evacuation for divers)
OUR DIVING CENTER
Depends on the diving area
- Price per person, in Canadian dollars, tax included (subject to change).
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NOT INCLUDING :
- No air transportation is included in the above proposed rates.
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