Scuba Diving Near San Juan

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Although it is possible to dive near San Juan, locals would not recommend it.  The macro sites off this coast are not the prettiest, and the urban setting does not lend itself to the availability of numerous dive operators.

There are 4 dive operators, some dive shops, and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Dive shops in this area are summarized in the table below.

Dive Shops Near San Juan
Name Phone Location
Ocean Sports (787) 268-2329 2.4 mi. East of Central San Juan
Scuba Dogs San Juan (787) 977-0000 1.7 mi. East of Old San Juan

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with Aqua Adventure. Aqua Adventure specializes in all things scuba, as well as all things related to the popular sport. Not only do they offer an extensive list of PADI certification training programs and daily open water dives, but SNUBA trips and day-long snorkeling tours are part of their offerings as well. They are located in Condado District.

A second option is Ocean Sports. Learn how to scuba dive with Ocean Sports when you sign up for PDI or SSI scuba training. Some of the recreational courses include Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Divemaster, Instructor, Deep Air Diver, Rescur Diver and Cavern Dive. You can reach them at (787) 268-2329.

A third option is La Casa del Buzo. Serving the area for over 30 years, this dive center specializes not only in the sale and rental of diving equipment, but also in the training of new and experienced divers to help them advance safely into the world of scuba diving. They're located in San Juan.

Be sure to look through the chart below to obtain information about area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near San Juan
Name Phone Location
Aqua Adventure (787) 636-8811 Condado District
Castillo Watersports (787) 791-6195 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Juan
La Casa del Buzo (787) 758-2710 San Juan
Ocean Sports (787) 268-2329 2.4 mi. East of Central San Juan

Dive Services

The table just below offers the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 115.0 $ 150.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 125.0
Night Dive $ 90.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 550.0 $ 675.0
Single Tank Dive $ 75.0 $ 95.0

Dive Sites

A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites can be seen below.

Dive Sites Near San Juan
Name Quality Experience Avg. Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Escambron Very Good All Divers 25.0 < 1 knot 18.4680839562 -66.0897593498
Isla de Cabras Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 25.0 1-2 knots 18.4719407319 -66.132352829

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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