No boat is required to get to the beautiful reefs of Aguadilla and Rincón. We wade in from the beach and swim to the reefs.
Yes, a basic level of swimming is essential for diving tours.
We ask guests to arrive 5-10 minutes before the time on your reservation. If you know you will be arriving late, please let us know as soon as possible. Arrivals more than 20 minutes late may need to be rescheduled.
You may not know everyone on the group tour. If you have small children or need extra attention, guides may not be able to give you the best service without compromising other participants. Therefore, if you want a more personal service, hire a private guide for your snorkeling or diving tour.
Yes, we do. To thank you for your service, we give a 10% discount to the service member on any tour or dive course. Please let the desk agent checking you in know that you are an active duty or retired service member to receive your discount. Be ready to show your military ID.
We often see tropical fishes like parrotfish, blue tangs, hogfish, squirrelfish, butterflyfish, and angelfish. We have the occasional stingray, tarpon, and turtle swim by checking you out. Look in the crevices for eels, crabs, and lobsters.
Prior to participating in any scuba diving experience, you will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire. Certain conditions preclude us from taking you on a scuba experience without clearance from a doctor. If you feel you have any medical condition that may prevent you from participating, give us a call and we can send you a medical form for your physician to sign before you will be able to participate in a scuba experience. For all dive and snorkel participants, please let the guide know if you have any concerns or medical conditions they should be aware of.
Water temperature in Puerto Rico ranges from 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months (December-March) to 84 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. Most divers get cold in the winter months and a wetsuit is recommended. At other times of the year, wetsuits are good for abrasion protection. Wetsuits are available for rental for an additional fee, check out our rental rates for more information.
Pregnancy does not necessarily preclude you from participating in a snorkeling tour. A certain level of fitness is necessary so if you feel snorkeling during pregnancy will be a risk, please abstain. We reserve the right to refuse participation if it endangers the safety of the participants. Scuba diving while pregnant is strictly prohibited.
For PADI divers, we can do an online lookup with your name and date of birth. For other training agencies, we recommend bringing your card with you.
All participants should be comfortable in the water but swimming is not necessary for snorkel tours. Snorkelers will be provided with life vests and, if preferred, fun noodles for flotation. Guides will instruct guests on snorkeling techniques for beginners.
Our groups are typically small. For snorkeling tours, there is a maximum number of snorkelers per guide that is usually no more than 12. If there are more than 12 in your group, additional guides will be added for safety.
There is no minimum age for snorkeling tours. Please keep in mind that snorkelers younger than 8 years old may require extra attention that, due to the size of the group, will not be possible. For younger families, we recommend reserving a private tour guide for your tour. For any scuba diving tour, the minimum age is 10 years.
There is adequate free parking at most of the snorkeling and dive sites. Some sites (especially during the winter months) tend to have lots of visitors and parking can be crowded.
If you are an experienced diver or snorkeler and want to rent equipment to do a self-guided tour, we have a full rental locker available to suit your needs. Rentals are for a 24-hour period and early returns are accepted before 5:00 PM (no after-hour returns). You must present a dive certification to rent tanks, regulators, and BCDs.
What can typically happen is that the parents take turns, one parent will remain on the beach to enjoy the sun and sand with the kiddos while the other parent enjoys a dive. After a surface interval, the parents swap out duties and the guide and the other parent enjoy a dive together. If this is the case, please let the dive center know in advance so that we may alert the guide. We recommend hiring a private guide in this instance.
Do you want to know what that fish is called? Where to find the best reef? What can you expect to see? Our snorkeling guides are PADI-certified professionals with years of experience teaching and guiding snorkeling tours around the world. Our pro tips can mean the difference between an average experience and one you will remember for a very long time.
If you have never experienced scuba diving before, we recommend scheduling a Discover Scuba Dive which will give you a taste of what scuba diving is like. If you are ready to sign up for a scuba certifying course, the first step is to purchase your eLearning books from PADI. You can complete the eLearning on your computer before you even leave your home. Once you arrive, you will be able to start diving right away. Allow a minimum of 3-4 days to get a certification. Give us a call in the dive center and we can go over more details with you.