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“Great Experience”

Casa del Mar Scuba Diving
Certificate of Excellence
Watchung, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had a great time on the afternoon snorkeling trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The snorkeling equipment was in great shape. The boat was clean an well maintained and the snacks and drinks were excellent. Of course the reef itself was beautiful, the water was warm and we saw a lot of fish and coral formations. We went as a family of 9, ranging in age from 9-60 and everyone said this was one of the highlights of our Puerto Rico vacation.

Visited July 2014
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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Poor customer service”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We tried for months to get a dive set up with this group. First had trouble reaching them, then they kept putting us off on reserving a trip. We finally went with someone else because we had booked a flight and hotel and wanted to be sure we got to go scuba diving while on our trip.

Visited July 2014
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Williamstown, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great two tank dive”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The staff at the shop and on the boat were super friendly and helpful.

It was my 13 yr old son's first dives after getting his certification and the staff took great care of us. The dive boat was like new and the rental gear was in very good shape.

Our first dive was a few miles off coast at the "tunnels" where the reefs have trenches or tunnels to swim in and get a close look at the marine life. The second dive was a few more miles out at Cay Diablo. Both had nice coral but the first appeared to be badly eaten up. Unfortunately the visibility was only about 35-40 feet but we really enjoyed the dives. The snacks in between dives were great - chips and salsa and fresh fruit.

The hotel at which the shop is located is enormous and has its own marina. But it is about about an hour drive from San Juan, you'll need to rent a car or pay a hefty taxi charge.

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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“3 tank dive fajardo”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had so much fun with Casa del Mar scuba diving. Just rented a car and drove there by 8 am. We had our own gear. Boat was nice, large (with head), & crew was great! Dives were good tho vis is not great in June, water warm about 80. Fresh fruit and mango salsa layed out really pretty for surface interval (done by Captain). Reservation process and phone calls taken care of in an excellent prompt fashion by Maria! Easy giant stride, fin friendly ladder for easy exit. They let you set up gear or they will do it. Boat is moored so you return. Little current, some surge. Fresh water shower! Scorpionfish, turtles. They gave us some extra dive time too!
Sodas and local beer offered on board after last dive - WOW! Real nice outdoor bar back at the dive shop too for visiting with new dive buddies and food. Shop is nice - well run. Picked up a few others on nearby cays and snorkelers too. We are very experienced instructor level divers from Colorado and highly recommend this operation! A bit tough to find so give yourself some time, hotel on property is nice.

Visited June 2014
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USA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Excellent - Couldn't Be Better”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

If I could give them 100 stars, I would. Our family traveled to Puerto Rico to complete our PADI Open Water diving certification and we enjoyed a bit of snorkeling with Casa del Mar also. My daughter (10), son (11) and I all completed the certification process under Nick's expert guidance and instruction. I could not have scripted a better overall experience for our family. Nick took us to see a shark, more turtles than we can count, rays, eels, lobsters and an octopus or two. Once we finished our certification dives, we went out with Omar and Tito and they were both absolutely fantastic also. My husband I are were lucky enough to see a manatee on the dive with Omar. The ship captains (Carlos and Roberto) were just super. And then there's the lovely Maria who helped us with a friendly smile at the main desk. Seriously one of the best run establishments we encountered during our entire stay on the island of Puerto Rico.

Visited June 2014
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