Puerto Rico Snorkeling and Other Watersports
The average water temperature surrounding Puerto Rico is about 80°F (27°C). Visibility under the water is about 75-100 feet (21-30m) which makes Puerto Rico snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing ideal for anyone interested in water sports.
Snorkeling is a great sport that does not require expensive equipment. Visiting the local beaches is an excellent way to see some underwater sights. You may also find a trip to one of the nearby Islands of Culebra or Vieques, an entertaining snorkeling 'day trip'. Perhaps one of the best ways to spend a day snorkeling would be to charter one of the sailing catamarans, who's captain will bring you to the prime snorkeling spots. Sail and snorkel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico aboard the beautiful sailing catamaran Spread Eagle. Their sailing and snorkeling tours include sumptuous buffets, complimentary drinks and each guest receives a free snorkel. Exciting Sail and Snorkeling Excursions! Visit www.snorkelpr.com for more details about their packages.
Scuba diving is just another great way to view the underwater sites of the Caribbean. To scuba dive on your own, you will need to bring your C card. If you want to learn to scuba dive or just 'try it out', then you may want to check into some of the local scuba gear shops. Inquire about special resort course dives, which are supervised by trained and certified divers. Go to www.divepuertorico.com for more details.
If surfing is your flair, visit La Pared Beach in Luquillo. La Pared offers some good waves (medium range), and is a great place to surf. If there is any equipment that you are looking for, there are several surfing shops located in and around Fajardo, which will almost certainly be able to accommodate you.
Kayaking is the only way to enter the secret places, tunnels and channels of the mangroves. Enjoy a spectacular ecological reserve surrounded by mangroves, coral reefs and most importantly, a breathtaking bay that will make you sparkle with every paddle. There are many places you can rent a kayak, join an excursion or take lessons. Some of the most popular sites for ocean kayaking are along the coasts of the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra and the small east coast islets and cays off Fajardo.
Fishing in Puerto Rico takes many forms, the most dramatic of which is deep-sea fishing for billfish. Fishing is good year round, however, Winter, which runs from October to early March, is the best overall season for Dolphin, Dorado, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellow fin Tuna, Sailfish and Blue Marlin. Blue Marlin are easy to catch in the summer, but are always returned to the sea. Charters are available from San Juan and Fajardo and since deep water is so close to Puerto Rico's shores, fishing usually starts within a half hour of leaving port. Deep-sea charters are for either a half-day or full day, including the services of a captain and a mate, all fishing equipment, and ice and refreshments. It's a good idea to reserve your deep sea fishing adventure directly with the charter operator, as far in advance of your trip as possible.
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