Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Puerto Rico

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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.
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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.
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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.