CARIBE AQUATIC ADVENTURES COVID-19 Update
Thank goodness we are diving again, although covid is still with us. There are still restrictions on the island i.e., mask use indoors and in large groups and social distancing even though covid numbers are decreasing.
You can check https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-advisory which you can download to explain current restrictions, travel guidance and protocols due to the covid 19 situation.
If you do come to the island, bring a mask and please abide by all the CDC recommendations and protocols in place. If sick, stay home.
Since we have resumed our scuba and snorkeling activities, just contact us and we will get you on the schedule on one of our scuba or snorkel adventures. Get vaccinated and join us.
See you soon!
Karen & Tony
Have you ever been diving in a school of chubs, watch a turtle scratch 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 45+ years’ experience teaching and escorting divers in Puerto Rico. Having serviced over 130,000 divers in that time with a 100% safety record their reputation is irrefutable. Karen Vega and Caribe Aquatic Adventures have both received numerous outstanding service awards from both NAUI & PADI associations through the years. A common occurrence is 5-star reviews from their clients. Available NAUI & PADI Courses include Discover Scuba and Open Water checkouts, Advance course diving plus a variety of Specialties. 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 named Puerto Rico as 5th in Top Beach Dives and this San Juan reef is where the majority of these readers probably dove.
July 2022, Karen (von Nessi) Vega was presented an award on SCUBA WOMAN DAY by the Puerto Rico diving community for her continuous activities as scuba instructor (45 years PADI & NAUI) and scuba guide (48 years) in Puerto Rico. In recognition of her tireless efforts in bringing scuba divers to the island and introducing thousands of tourists to the scuba underwater world. She was the first female certified as a PADI scuba instructor in Puerto Rico back in 1977 and first female NAUI scuba instructor in 1979.
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 and private guest houses to fit any price range. Airbnb rentals are popular on the island.
The Normandie Hotel is shown here. The reefs are located off the beach behind this hotel. Our office is located off site, in our home. All activities need to be booked and confirmed at least a day in advance. We meet near the orange & brown beach stand on the north side of the lagoon from the back of the Normandie Hotel (next to the old fortress). The picture of this stand with our van can be found in photo gallery along with views of beach dive entrance. 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. Maybe you will get to see our underwater reindeer pictured here! We have the best little critter dive in San Juan!