Puerto Rico Scuba Diving Travel Information
If you are looking to come to Puerto Rico scuba diving, we have some useful travel information to help you on your journey. Our information covers getting there, getting around, dive shops, hotels and more. Regardless if you are coming to dive or snorkel one of Puerto Rico's beautiful shallow reefs, this information will help you have a great Caribbean scuba vacation.
Time spent researching before you travel is time well spent. Good research will help you maximize the pleasure and interest you will get from the trip.
American and Canadian citizens are not required to show a passport when arriving on the island but must have a picture I.D. such as a driver's license or identity card. If you are coming from a country other than the US or Canada, you must have a passport that can be scanned.
For those coming to Puerto Rico scuba diving, don't forget your c-card and log book.
Arriving by Air
Most international flights land at Aeropuerto Internacional de Luis Munoz Martin (LMM) in San Juan. There is another smaller airport located on the northwestern tip of the island. Aguadilla's Aeropuerto Rafael Hernandez does have some scheduled flights from the US.
Flying to the island is easy from the US. Several American air carriers fly into Puerto Rico. Many of these flights come out of Miami, New York and Atlanta. They are American Airlines, US Air, United, Continental and Delta.
If you are flying from Europe British Airways flies from London, Iberia flies from Madrid, and KLM flies from Amsterdam.
There are no airport departure taxes when leaving the island.
If you are in Puerto Rico scuba diving remember to have 24 hours between the time you come up from your last dive and the time your flight leaves the island.
Arriving by Sea
Many people coming to Puerto Rico scuba diving arrive on a cruise ship or private yacht. Puerto Rico is the largest cruise ship port in the Caribbean and is the second largest in the Western Hemisphere.
Ground Transportation in Puerto Rico
Getting around Puerto Rico can mean using a taxi, a tour bus, a rental car, a ferry, a small plane or a charter boat.
We have provided a short list of some of the rental car companies and marinas located around the island.
Avis Rent-a Car 787-791-2500
Charlie's Car Rental 787-721-6525
Hertz Rent-a-Car 787-722-7000
Thrifty Car Rental 787-253-2525
San Juan-San Juan Bay Marina
Ponce-Ponce Yacht and Fishing Club, Fajardo-Inversiones Isleta Marina, Marina Puerto Chico, Villa Marina Yacht Harbor
Dive Shops in Puerto Rico
For those diving in Puerto Rico , here is a list of dive shops on the island. Because Puerto Rico is such a big island and there are so many dive shops, we may have missed one or two. If we have missed someone, please let us know and we will be glad to add them to the list.
If you are looking for information on hotels and B and B's we have found a site with some great information.
For information on what to see above the water while in Puerto Rico, visit the islands official tourist center.
We hope our travel information helps you have a great time while you are in Puerto Rico scuba diving.