Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Puerto Rico

Ready to check out the best sites in Puerto Rico for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 21 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Puerto Rico to suit your needs.
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Crash Boat Beach

#1 - Crash Boat Beach

Puerto Rico, Caribbean

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Crash Boat Beach is a municipal park lined with palm trees, picnic tables, white sand, a pier and a boardwalk with vendors. It is a popular site for Open water check out dives. Most of the dives is done under the abandon old Navy pier and around some of the fallen part of the pier. Around this area maximum depth is 45 feet. From San Juan take State Hwy 22 (Toll) west. Hwy 22 merge with Hwy 2 in the town of Hatillo. Continue west on Hwy 2 until the town of Aguadilla. Take route 107 north until you see the Crash Boat hwy sign. Turn west at the big church and follow the winding road to the end to a parking lot in front of the beach.
The Natural

#2 - The Natural

Puerto Rico, Caribbean

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Great shore dive with a lot of basket stars and nudibranch. The reef run parallel to the shore. Slate-pencil urchins are common to find as are anemones and eels, Peacock flounders. You will have to hike back the rocks and tress but the dive make it feel easier on the way out. Past Crash Boat hwy entrance and make a left on the next road. Drive west till the end and park. From here you need to gear up and walk (hike) down the rocks until you get in the water.
Figure Eight

#3 - Figure Eight

Puerto Rico, Caribbean

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There is an old wall with rubble that holds a lot of sea life. If you stay on the inside of the wall, visibility is only about 15'. But if you swim to the outside part of the wall, you will have much better visibility. The better part of the dive is on the outside part of the wall. Once you swim across, stay towards your right. You will come across large rocks with beautiful coral formations, including fan coral. Depth maxes out about 30'. You can find interesting things among the muck: rare seahorses, parrot fish, arrow crabs and other juvenile tropicals. Located behind the Park Plaza Normandie hotel in San Juan. Park at the public beach, "Escambron", right past the Normandy Hotel. Parking is $3. Tell the gate attendant you are scuba diving and he will direct you to the next gate attendant. You will drive past the main parking lot and you will come to a dead end that has parking in a gravel lot. You will see a snack stand on your left. The dive site is on your right.
Cayo Diablo

#4 - Cayo Diablo

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Cayo Diablo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Puerto Rico, North and East which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
La Cueva Submarina

#5 - La Cueva Submarina

Puerto Rico, West coast and Mona island

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Access is easy to find but it is better to go with a professional diver or experiment diver that know well the diving site. La Cueva Submarina is also known as Las Cuevas Submarinas.
Escambron

#6 - Escambron

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Dive site is one of the preferred locations for dive training, as it may give almost any dive situation needed for any dive class. Many reef fish may be observed. Near Normandy and Caribe Hilton Hotel, behind them if seen from the hotel towards the north.
El natural

#7 - El natural

Puerto Rico, West coast and Mona island

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Aguadilla El natural is also known as Gas chamber.
San Slide

#8 - San Slide

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Depth: 15 to 70 feet Coral, coral, everywhere! Immerse yourself in corals ranging from sheet coral to brain coral, and from clusters of thumb coral to elkhorn coral, as you surround yourself with sea life including manatee, dolphins, green and hawksbill turtles, barracudas, groupers, lobsters, conches, large hermit crabs, moray eels, cowfish, boxfish, small tuna, jacks, octopus, blowfish, and more. San Slide is also known as Sanslide.
Isla de Cabras

#9 - Isla de Cabras

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Punta Tamarindo Grande

#10 - Punta Tamarindo Grande

Puerto Rico, Culebra island

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Beautiful reef but vis not great. Many fish in the rocks by boat from Culebra
Punta del Soldadto

#11 - Punta del Soldadto

Puerto Rico, Culebra island

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Beautiful gorgolnians and many tropical fish. Turtles in the area By boat from Culebra
Culebrita South Reef

#12 - Culebrita South Reef

Puerto Rico, Culebra island

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Beautiful colors, large gorgonians many anglefish From Culebra
Mar Chiquita

#13 - Mar Chiquita

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Park in Mar Chiquita Beach and walk to shore. Sea conditions have to be real calm to proceed with the dive.
La Cueva del Indio

#14 - La Cueva del Indio

Puerto Rico, North and East

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To make this dive it is important that the surf is really calm.
Palomino's Wall

#15 - Palomino's Wall

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Palomino's Wall is also known as Palomino.
Punta Maldonado

#16 - Punta Maldonado

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Punta Maldonado is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Puerto Rico, North and East which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Rompe Olas

#17 - Rompe Olas

Puerto Rico, Vieques island

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A lot of hawksbill sea turtles and fishes. Calm water, not so clear sometimes. 40 ft max deep. Easy dive.
La Reja

#18 - La Reja

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Cerro Gordo, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
La trampa de Buzo

#19 - La trampa de Buzo

Puerto Rico, North and East

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This dive site is NOT for Open Water divers or beginners. There is a lot of current in this dive site, but it's a nice place to dive... Breñas La trampa de Buzo is also known as Carlos Playground.
Crash Boat Piers

#20 - Crash Boat Piers

Puerto Rico, West coast and Mona island

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From the beach you can follow the main pier out on eihter side. Facing out on the left are two square free standing piers. The pillars on all of the piers are covered in sealife and many fish hang around underneath. On the right of the main pier there is one self standing pier same as on the left, but if you go to the right of the self standing pier there is one that has collapsed and is completly submerged. Every day you can find sergeants, tangs, angelfishes, filefishes, trunkfishes, goatfishes, butterflyfishes, damselfishes, flounders, snappers, wrasses, moray eels, rockfishes, sand divers; occasionally you can find sea turtles, porkfishes, flying gurnards, squids, octopus, trumpetfish; and if you are lucky enough you can even find seahorses. IF you go straight out past the piers the water will drop to 80 feet but there is nothing to see. Access to the beach is located on Rt 107 in Aguadilla. There is a small road sign pointing towards Crash Boat Beach. You can park at either parking lot for access to the dive site. Parking during the summer weekends are hectic. If you want a parking spot you may arrive early in the morning (around 8:00 am). Crash Boat Piers is also known as crash Boat Beach.
Cerro Gordo

#21 - Cerro Gordo

Puerto Rico, North and East

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Cerro Gordo Beach, Car access and Parking. Cerro Gordo is also known as Cerro Gordo Beach.