Have you ever been diving in a school of chubs, pet a seahorse or gotten
eye to eye with an octopus? Have you ever had the experience of swimming through
and under a reef, using the light beams coming through the reef to light your
way through the passages? Well, this is some of the enjoyment that you get when
diving with CARIBE AQUATIC ADVENTURES in San Juan. We cater to the tourist diver
and have escorted more tourist
dives than any other dive operator in San Juan.
Karen and Tony Vega, owners and dive guides, have over 30 years experience teaching and escorting divers in Puerto Rico. Courses available include Discover Scuba and Open Water checkouts plus a variety of specialties. Our Award-Winning staff offers PADI & NAUI courses. We are also a Universal Instructor Affiliate. Languages spoken are English and Spanish.
We offer the best local dive sites in San Juan. The Figure 8 and Horseshoe Reefs are 30 ft. high, right off the beach, where you can experience fish feeding and swimming through tunnels. Prearranged escorted dives go out at 9:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm and 4 pm daily from the beach behind the Normandie San Juan Hotel. This reef is a breeding area for all types of unique marine life including, seahorses, octopus, squid, crustaceans, drum fish, bat fish, French angels, snappers and many others. Scuba Diving Magazine Readers Choice Awards for 2006 named Puerto Rico as 5th in Top Beach Dives and this San Juan reef is where the majority of these readers probably dove.
We also arrange trips to the East coast or Fajardo area. This sailing Catamaran day trip is for snorkelers. Icacos and Palominos Islands are the most visited in this area. Trip goes from 8am to 5pm and transportation is available from San Juan for a full day of fun and adventure. Lunch, soft drinks and snorkel equipment are included in the price for this all day Island/Snorkel Picnic. Islands pictured here.
If you are coming in on a cruise ship, you can usually join at least one of our San Juan dives. We handle more cruise ship divers than any other operator in San Juan! We are just a mile away at the Escambron Beach. If you are staying in the San Juan area, there are a wide variety of major hotel chains or quaint inns (check with www.canariohotels.com or Tres Palmas Inn 787-727-4617) and private guest houses to fit any price range.
The Normandie Hotel is shown here. The reefs are located off the beach behind this hotel. Our office is located in our home. All activities need to be booked and confirmed in advance. We meet at the “Kiosko Escambron”, which is the refreshment stand on the far side of the lagoon from the back of the Normandie Hotel (next to the old fortress). The “Kiosko Escambron” picture with green picnic benches out front can be found in photo gallery along with views of beach dive entrance. The Normandie Hotel is presently closed for renovations, so there is NO dive shop at the Normandie Hotel at the present time. We accept VISA and Master Card. We have a 48 hour written cancellation notification policy for confirmed reservations.
So if you're a beginner interested in our Discover Scuba, or a seasoned professional, and you like longer dives, small groups and intimate encounters where fish swim right along with you, you'll love our dives! Even if on business, all you need is a 2 hour window to sneak away for a quick dive on our reefs. Groups are kept small (usually 1-4 divers/ guide) for better underwater enjoyment. We'll even go diving with just one diver! We now offer escorted snorkel tours in the area 4 times daily!
The most common comments made after our dives are: "I never saw so many different animals on just one dive! How do you find these things?" Don't let it being a beach dive deter you. We have the best little critter dive in San Juan!