There are no scuba diving options in San Juan. The Metro San Juan area is very urbanized. You will have to go elsewhere on the island to scuba.
As the others have said best options are away from San Juan - u can find a list of operators around the island here discoveringpuertorico.com/2010/…
Hope that helps
The best dive locations are: The wall in La Parguera on the south coast and Mona Island off the west coast. Any outfit that takes you to the latter would have to secure the required permit first.
I highly recommend Scuba Dogs at Escambron Beach! It was recommended to me by a dive instructor who emphasized that this outfit has a PADI 5-Star certification.
For a first-timer like me who had only gone snorkeling in the past, it was obvious that I needed very thorough instruction on many aspects of diving, with safety being foremost. My instructor Cristina Von Essen was steadfast in teaching safety, and won my complete trust.
My fear of closed spaces manifested itself pretty quickly after we went under water, so we went to a more shallow end of the cove to go over the underwater exercises several times that are paramount to surviving under the most dire of circumstances.
Once she helped me get to my calm place and to trust the breathing apparatus, it was all fun from that point on. Even with my newly found confidence and sense of adventure, she never was far from me and was checking on my sense of safety at a constant rate.
I really encourage anyone, especially beginners, to start here. I'm in Puerto Rico on business, so if I get one more chance under a tight schedule to go back in the water, I'll return to Scuba Dogs!
I agree with prexplorer La Parguera is better, if you go ther go with Paradise Scuba they are great!
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