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 5 dive operators, some dive shops, and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are shown down below.

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

You can look through the following table for information concerning the area's dive services.

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 Eastern San Juan
Unlimited Divers (787) 273-7044 San Juan

Dive Services

The following chart provides 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

A few key facts regarding some of the area's dive sites can be seen in this chart:

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

To learn more about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this extensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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