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Location: San Juan (Puerto Rico)
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Off the Escambron Beach behind the Normandie Hotel is the only reef diving in San Juan. There are several reefs (30 ft high) right behind the hotel and adjacent to the lagoon there with entry from the beach (no boat needed). It is a shallow dive (30ft. max.) so dives can last 45 min. - 1 hr.

The two main reef areas are the Figure 8 Reef and the Horseshoe Reef. The Figure 8 area is where the fish feeding occurs and the Horseshoe Reef has the larger caves, tunnels and overhangs.

Being a beach dive locally, it does not tie up your whole day due to transportation to and from dive spot. Also the city of Old San Juan is just down the street, so you could combine diving and an old city tour all in one day.

It is a breeding area for numerous types of marine life, French angels, butterfly fish, drum fish, parrotfish, grunts, snappers, Bermuda chubs, palometas, flounders, to name a few of the regulars! And seasonally can be found unusual marine life, like octopus, squid, and various other invertebrates. Occasionally there are eagle rays, lobsters, batfish or even seahorses. The small caves, tunnels and overhangs are great for most divers!

Best dives are done with dive guides from the area so as not to miss any of the good spots. These guides schedule dives several times daily. Best time for diving here is usually in the mornings although afternoon dives are also available. Diving in the morning allows for plenty of time for other activities around the island.

Fish have been trained to eat bread (nothing else will do) so they are not afraid of divers and actually follow the regular dive guides like puppy dogs! Where else do fish actually swim to greet you? Great for novice or experienced diver! This will change you idea of beach dives being just so-so. Itís the best little critter dive around!


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