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Old 10-13-2018, 08:06 PM   #1
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Puerto Rico Feb 2019

Hi,

Going for the family vacation to Puerto Rico Feb 12-21, 2019.
Will stay around Aguadilla (west shore).
I have 7+ years of spearfishing experience (US, East Coast) up to 65 ft. deep.
Looking for diving buddy for reef and blue water diving.
Any advice/hints will be appreciated too.

Looking forward to meet new people and spend a good time!
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:43 PM   #2
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Re: Puerto Rico Feb 2019

Let me know how you do. I'll be down there in May around the same area.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Puerto Rico Feb 2019

Get in touch with @elsquid Anthony dooley. He is out of Rincon.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:03 PM   #4
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Roberto Reyes is your man. puertoricofreedivers.com
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:39 PM   #5
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Get in touch with @elsquid Anthony dooley. He is out of Rincon.
Damn! Somehow I totally missed your comment, John. So regret it now.
I stayed in Rincon an I wish I saw your comment before the trip

Marco, I contacted Roberto Reyes, but it was too late - they were booked, and they are out of San Juan - pretty far from Rincon any way.

Unfortunately I don't have any good news - shore diving in PR sucks
I spent over 20 hours diving in about 6 locations from Aquadilla to La Parguera with pretty much zero success.
Fish over 10" legnth extremely rare in these waters.
In 20 hours I saw 2 mackerels, 2 good size snappers and 2 porgys, all except porgy disappeared before I even moved
I did my best checking most of the spots mentioned on this forum:
1. Crash Boat Beach
2. Sandy Beach
3. Corcega
4. Punta Arenas
5. Playuela, Cabo Rojo
I went pretty far looking for deeper reefs, but there are not so many structures underwater. Even in coral areas bottom very flat in many cases. 50-60 ft visibility and no fish - so disappointed.
Finally I find out, that I can rent a small boat ($25 / hour) in La Parguera and discover surrounding islands. That seemed like perfect solution. Unfortunately no fish seen.
Maybe this area requires special experience/tactic, maybe it was not the best part of the season, maybe i was just unlucky.
For anyone who going, I would suggest to connect with locals with bigger boat and go spots. Don't waste your time for shore diving discovery.

We had a good time with family, regardless.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:48 AM   #6
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Re: Puerto Rico Feb 2019

Agador...hello. Reguarding the boat rental. Any pics? They have different sizes available? Contact info of the vendor if you don't mind. Thanks
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:41 AM   #7
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wlkconsulting, sorry for slow response. I don't have any pics of boat.
The location I found calls La Parguera. The town surrounded with small islands and apparently the boat rental is the main business of the town - you can find dozen of rentals over there (use google for contact). They offer few different sizes starting from 14ft, than 16ft and bigger.
I took 14ft and it was comfy for 2 adults and 2 kids.
Unfortunately, you can't go beyond these islands and need to stay inside boundaries.
Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:27 AM   #8
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Thanks. Will look into that but off the top of your head, did they have any zodiac rib style boats for rent? Thanks



[quoteS=Agador;2184706]wlkconsulting, sorry for slow response. I don't have any pics of boat.
The location I found calls La Parguera. The town surrounded with small islands and apparently the boat rental is the main business of the town - you can find dozen of rentals over there (use google for contact). They offer few different sizes starting from 14ft, than 16ft and bigger.
I took 14ft and it was comfy for 2 adults and 2 kids.
Unfortunately, you can't go beyond these islands and need to stay inside boundaries.
Good luck![/quote]
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:46 PM   #9
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wlkconsulting, I did not see any zodiac like boats for rent.
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