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  1. ginovega

    Puerto Rico Diving

    There is plenty to do shore side any where in Puerto Rico if you know what's going on. In the Playa Santa area, Guanica PR...La Parguera, small fishing village less than 15 min away is plenty of activity w Restaurants, arts and crafts, local music and shows, specifically Parador Villa Parguera...
  2. ginovega

    Puerto Rico Diving

    Regarding Mona Island. (Refer as the Galapagos of the Caribbean) You can visit and Camp in the Island w a Permit from The Puerto Rico Dept of Natural resources. It takes a while. I know operations that do Trips to Mona and camp there, and dive. All dives are Boat dives. You need to pack...
  3. ginovega

    Puerto Rico Diving

    Hello if you need information regarding the island from someone born and raised there I am that person. Taino divers specialized in Dive trips to Desecheo Island. You dive in the vicinity but you can't step into the island itself. Desecheo was used as a bombing range by B-52's when Ramey Air...
  4. ginovega

    New Diver in Atlanta

    Yes, I dove in Puerto Rico April 2018. The Parguera Wall extends all the way to Ponce...I dove close by in Guanica (next town over) There was no damage from the storm ( at least noticeable) if you need info on Diving in Puerto Rico. Let me Know. I can help. I was born and raised there. I am from...
  5. ginovega

    Puerto Rico Round Trip for $121?~!!!

    If u decide to go on a diving vacation let me know. I was raised there and know the diving scene pretty well. Especially in the west side of the Island.
  6. ginovega

    Any info on decent diving prices in Puerto Rico?

    I agree the diving is excellent at la Parguera, so is in Guanica the next town over. The wall begins in Cabo Rojo and goes all the way to Ponce. I disagree w your comment about Parguera area not being great. I just went to Puerto Rico in April and it looked pretty nice to me. Unfortunately...
  7. ginovega

    Any info on decent diving prices in Puerto Rico?

    I have posted in the past plenty of info about Puerto Rico. I need to go back and update those threads. Thanks for the advice
  8. ginovega

    Any info on decent diving prices in Puerto Rico?

    I guess I am too late to post in this thread here. Been away from Scubaboard for a little bit. However of still interested I can provide lots of information on Puerto Rico as I was born and raised there and go often to visit my Dad and sisters who still live there...
  9. ginovega

    Trip Report: West Divers, La Parguera December 27-30, 2018

    I have not posted in a while Glad to hear you enjoyed your yearly trip to Puerto Rico... I went to PR last April and I dove w Pedro at Island Scuba...it didn't disappoint We saw Caribeean sharks...etc...
  10. ginovega

    Any decent diving near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

    Unfortunately, I do not have a promo or referral code for Island Scuba...
  11. ginovega

    Any decent diving near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

    Talk w Pedro, Guanica and Parguera are famous for its wall however there are also have tons of different dive sites. We dove a site call Aquarium, a 40 feet reef full of fish and healthy corals... I have a friend in Mayaguez, Papo Braulio that owns The Dive Shop-Mayaguez. You can Google him up...
  12. ginovega

    Any decent diving near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

    As my previous post, the diving in San Juan is ok not up to par w the rest of the Caribbean. I just returned last night and I dove isthe South west ( Guanica PR.) I am from the next town over (Sabana Grande ) and you won't be disappointed. I took a co-worker and his wife and they were very...
  13. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    Great!!! We are set w Island Scuba from Friday 10 Feb and Saturday 11 Feb at Guanica PR...not too far from Rincon. Hope you enjoy it...let me know how it goes w Rincon Divers... I got here ok on the 2nd Feb. I've able to confirm Verizon does not work here. My Government BB (Verizon ) is only...
  14. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    My personal experience. Verizon will not work. When Verizon owned the PR Telephone co, Verizon worked fine. However they sold it Claro. They cut a deal w Claro to support Verizon customers but coverage is bad. I was a Verizon customer for a long time ( even before they were Verizon, they were...
  15. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    Working 6-9, diving 9-10, taking the wife shopping and sightseeing 11-20....
  16. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    Ok. I you trying to get to Aguadilla you could make the trip to Mayaguez or Guanica. In Mayaguez you have The Dive Shop PR, my friend Papo Braulio owns that shop The Dive Shop Puerto Rico. In Guanica, Pedro Padilla is the owner of Island Scuba. I dive w him most of time because is about 15...
  17. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    Also check Rincon Diving and Snorkling Rincon Scuba Diving Puerto Rico | Scuba Dive Snorkel Lessons Gear Rental, they take diver to the Rincon reefs Or Taino Divers Taino Divers (787) 823-6429
  18. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    Crash Boat is an excellent shore dive in Aguadilla. I have dove that site a lot. It was my training grounds. Now many are also diving Sugarcane Mill (abandoned ) which is close by. It is about 2 hours from San Juan. Also there are the Isabela Caverns ( pass throughs) close by. Rincon , the...
  19. ginovega

    Diving for Beginners in Puerto Rico

    I am going back to PR first week of Feb for work. I am taking a co-worker and his wife diving on 10-11 Feb. We will be diving w Island Scuba at Playa Santa, Guanica. Let me know if you want to tag alone.
  20. ginovega

    Any decent diving near San Juan, Puerto Rico?

    If you are looking for a nice Caribbean type dive by San Juan don't dive here you will be disappointed. If you just want to get in the water then enjoy. The best diving in PR is in the Southwest...If you want details check my previous posting or send me an IM...
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