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.

You'll find 5 dive services, some dive shops, and a small number of dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed directly 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 want to go diving, you might want to check with Aqua Adventure. A full-service PADI dive center that also specializes in an extensive snorkeling tour and the new addition to watersports called SNUBA, no facility in the area offers more activities to choose from than this one. They are found within 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. They can be reached at (787) 268-2329.

Still another 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.

Glance through the chart below to learn more about diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near San Juan
Name Phone Location
Aqua Adventure (787) 729-2626 Condado District
La Casa del Buzo (787) 758-2710 San Juan
La Pocita Underwater Park -- 2.0 mi. East of Old San Juan
Ocean Sports (787) 268-2329 2.4 mi. East of Central San Juan
Unlimited Divers (787) 273-7044 San Juan

Dive Services

The following chart enables you to get the typical 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

The chart directly below provides you with some key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

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 snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our detailed Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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