Caribe Aquatic Adventures
1062 Calle 19
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00927-5217
Best critter shore dive in San Juan (behind Normandie
Hotel, 4 dives daily)! Also Island/Diving Picnics to
Fajardo. NAUI/PADI, Karen & Tony (owners) 33 yrs.
as guides. Convenient to cruise ship divers.
» Number of Dive Boats: 1 boat Fajardo/ shore
diving San Juan
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 6 Fajardo
/ 3-4 per guided-group San Juan
» Gear Provided: Any or all necessary
» Rental Gear Available: Extra Rental gear only
available for escorted dives San Juan/ Gear included
in Fajardo trip price
» Nitrox Available: No
» Type of Diving Available: San Juan shore: canyon
reef, mini walls, small caves and swim throughs/Fajardo:reefs
» Total Dive Sites: 4 San Juan (Figure 8 reef,
Horseshoe reef, GB Reef, Inside reef)/Fajardo: The Slide,
The Garden, Bacerra reef, Eagle Point, The Slope
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: San Juan 10-15 minutes/
Fajardo 2 hours
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: San Juan 10-15 minutes/
Fajardo 2 hours
» Certification Agencies: NAUI, PADI & Universal
Instruction (SSI, YMCA, IDEA, PDIC)
» Courses Offered: Discover Scuba, Open water,
Advanced and Specialties
Mamacitas Guest House
PO Box 790
Culebra Island, Puerto Rico 00775
Tel: (787) 742-0090
Fax: (787) 742-0301
10 Room waterfront guest house with a restaurant &
bar located in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Perfect
place to use as a home base while Snorkeling and Scuba
Diving in and around Culebra Island.
Sea Ventures Dive Center
Sea Venture's Dive Center Marina, Puerto Del Rey, Fajardo
Sea Venture's Dive Center, Palmas Del Mar, Humacao
Ph. (787) 863-3483 / (800) 739-3483
With 3 great dive centers in Puerto Rico! Sea Ventures
is Puerto Rico's premier PADI 5-Star IDC Center. Join
us for a great dive experience!
Tamarindo Estates Beach Cottages
P.O. Box 313
Culebra, Puerto Rico 00775
Tamarindo Estates rents 12 one and two-bedroom kitchen-equipped
cottages. We are the only resort located on Culebra's
Marine Reserve. We dive pristine reefs that are in excellent
condition and marine life is abundant everywhere.
About Puerto Rico
Rico is a 110 by 35 mile island with beautiful beaches,
great diving, and many other activities, both natural
and man made. Coupled with first-class hotels, easy
access from the US, affordable dive accommodation packages,
and a choice of rural or urban settings, it is gaining
popularity as an all-around vacation spot for divers
visiting the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is located att the
eastern end of the Greater Antilles chain, and has the
Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean to the
south. Vieques and Culebra islands lie to the east,
and Mona Island is to the west. There are 3.5 million
residents of Puerto Rico, with about one million in
the San Juan metropolitan area.
Puerto Rico offers many Scuba Diving and snorkel Adventures
for both experienced and novice divers. From reefs to
walls, underwater caves and wrecks, warm water and great
visibility will greet you as you descend into deep blue.
The small islands shown on the map below offer a special
treat to divers, including Mona, which is known as the
"Galapagos of the Caribbean"
Climate Annual Average 80+F 27+C
Water Temp 75 - 85F 24 - 29C Visibility 75 - 150 ft
23 -45 m
Getting to Puerto Rico almost always means flying to
Luis Muñoz Marín (LMM) International Airport.
The gleaming white terminal located just outside of
San Juan is ranked 34th among passenger airports in
the United States.
Most U.S. and many international airlines offer direct
flights to Puerto Rico, and making connecting flights
is easy. LMM is one of the largest airports in the Caribbean
and is a popular place for hopping over to the U.S.
Virgin Islands and other Caribbean destinations.
Transferring from the airport to your hotel usually
requires taking a taxi, although some hotels provide
complimentary transportation to their properties in
special buses. Puerto Rico Tourism Company representatives
at the airport will assist you in finding the right
transportation. Major car rental agencies are located
at the airport, and others offer free transportation
to their off-airport sites.
Although there is no regular passenger service to Puerto
Rico by sea, more than a million passengers visit the
island on cruise ships every year, whether on one of
the many cruise lines whose homeport is San Juan, or
on one of the visiting lines.
From North America
2 ½ hours from Miami
3 ¼ hours from Atlanta
3 ¼ hours from New York
3 ½ hours from Washington, DC
4 ¼ hours from Toronto
4 ½ hours from Chicago and Dallas
7 ½ hours from Los Angeles
From Latin America
2 ½ hours from Caracas
5 ¾ hours from Mexico City
11 hours from Sao Paolo
7 ¾ hours from Madrid
10 hours from Paris
10 ¼ hours from Brussels
12 hours from London
traveling from the United States to Puerto Rico, U.S.
citizens are not required to carry their passport
although some form of government issued picture identification
card is needed.
you are a citizen from a country other than the United
States, a visa is required to enter the island. These
requirements are standard and are the same as for
entering the United States. A standard 90-day non-immigrant
visa will be required if you are just visiting for
Ground transportation in Puerto Rico can mean a taxi,
a tour bus, a rental car, a ferry, a small plane,
a charter boat, a Metrobus, or a público. In
the near future, you will also be able to get around
part of greater San Juan in a shiny new Urban Train.
Most of the major car rental companies have offices
at the airport, in San Juan and in the larger cities
and towns. Roads are clearly marked and maps are available.
Note that speed limits are indicated in miles per
hour, but distances are shown in kilometers.
Taxis are available at the airport, hotels and major
tourist points. In the tourism zones, rates are fixed
and posted. Outside the zones, taxis are metered and
can be hired by the hour.
Public transportation in the metropolitan San Juan
area is convenient and practical, with regular bus
service on established routes.
You can fly to many of the cities and towns within
Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra, by chartering
a small plane or taking one of the regularly scheduled
commuter-type flights from the Ribas Dominicci Airport
in Isla Grande, San Juan, or other local airports.
If you are staying in the west of the island, look
into direct flights to and from the Aguadilla airport.
Ferry service to Culebra and Vieques is available
at the small port of Fajardo on the east end of the
island. Private boats can also be chartered at many
of the marinas on the east coast.
Among the most interesting and adventurous ways of
traveling in Puerto Rico is by público. Públicos
are independently owned and operated vans that service
hard to reach urban areas. They also travel between
island towns; if you have the time and inclination,
they can be an inexpensive and fascinating way to
learn about the island. You may find yourself riding
with a family on its way to see a grandmother on the
other side of the island, or a half dozen ballplayers
on their way to a game. All in all, públicos
offer visitors a terrific opportunity to meet Puerto
Rico and its people.
Dining & Nightlife
San Juan is the Caribbean capital of nightlife and
entertainment, where you can indulge in bar hopping,
enjoy fine dining, partake in Vegas-style gaming or
anything in between.
Throughout the San Juan area, bars, discos and popular
restaurants are found on nearly every corner of the
city, but be sure not to miss the vibrant nightlife
out on the island, including the special charms of
resorts in Dorado, Rio Grande, Ponce and Mayagüez.
Discover all of Puerto Rico's Top Entertainment Areas
Whether you're dreaming about spectacular surfing
waves, a challenging golf course, or the perfect sunbathing
beach, Puerto Rico offers the active traveler a tremendous
array of opportunities. Surfing and golf compete with
tennis, fishing, kayaking, SCUBA diving, and horseback
riding, not to mention windsurfing and parasailing,
for your active time. Our perpetual summer weather
begs you to enjoy the sport of your choice!
Puerto Rico is home to some of the most beautiful
beaches in the world, and its hundreds of miles of
coastline harbor an almost endless selection for the
beach lover. Beaches come in every size, color, and
form, from the pure white dunes of Isabela to the
black volcanic sands near Punta Santiago. You can
find a beach for any level of seaside activity, from
a stroll in the shimmering shallow waters at Luquillo
to a thrilling ride in the boisterous surf of Rincón.
Getting To Culebra
The easiest way to reach Culebra is via San Juan.
San Juan International Airport is served from the
U.S. Mainland by American Airlines, Delta, TWA, USAir,
Carnival, Continental, Northwest, PanAm, and United.
Culebra has daily flights arriving from the San Juan
International Airport on Isla Nena Air Services (787-741-1577),
and from San Juan Isla Grande Airport on Vieques Air
Link (787-722-3736). A 1 1/2 hour ferry ride is also
available from Fajardo, a sea port on the east shore
of Puerto Rico, about 1 1/2 hour drive from San Juan.
Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Phone Numbers --- Culebra (787) 742-3161
Fajardo (787) 863-0705, (787) 863-0852
Voyage to Culebra is about 1 1/2 hours. The cargo
ferry also takes passengers. Passengers do not need
reservations. However, reservations are required for
cars, and car should be at the ferry dock at least
one hour before departure. Schedules are subject to
change and should be verified ahead of time. Passenger
fare: only $2.25 per person. For vehicle and cargo
fares, call the Ports Authority.