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Dive Review of Rincon Diving and Snorkeling in
Puerto Rico/Rincon

Rincon Diving and Snorkeling: "Shore Diving in Rincon Puerto Rico", Feb, 2022,

by Mark Hendry, FL, US ( 2 reports). Report 11873.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This shop specializes in shore diving in the Rincon area. Although you can easily dive without a guide in this area, it is recommended that you use one at least initially to show you good entry points and how to find the reef. Rincon Scuba & Snorkeling has excellent guides that are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Depending on where you go, you can expect up to a 15-minute swim to get to the reef from shore. There are also locations with reef very close to shore. The amount of coral and sea life is somewhat below average compared to other locations on the island and throughout the Caribbean but still very nice and enjoyable. The reef was very clean with no signs of trash, or other discarded items that don't belong on the bottom. Even with a long swim the diving is easy with minimal current or surge experienced. Visibility was 30-40 ft. February water temperature was a consistent 80 degrees from surface down to 85+ ft. I highlight this time of the year was hearing the whales communicating from much further offshore.
Websites Rincon Diving and Snorkeling   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Many locations
Closest Airport Agudilla Getting There Many flights available into San Juan.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-80°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-40 Ft/ 9-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Guided dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments My experience with videography here was from shore diving. When diving with Rincon Scuba and Snorkel they have a nice rinse area for cleaning gear after diving with different tubs including some dedicated for clean water suitable for rinsing camera gear.
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