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About Us

Sea Ventures Dive Center, established in 1988, is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center. We are the oldest and most experienced dive center providing great diving offshore Fajardo and throughout the Spanish Virgin Islands.

* Please read Sea Ventures Rules and Regulations required for participation

imageWe are: Dive Charters – PADI Scuba Diving Classes – – Manufacturer Certified Equipment Repair. Certified by: Puerto Rico Tourism Dept. – Public Service Commission – U.S. Coast Guard. We offer PADI Diver Certification classes thru Instructor Development Courses.

 

Foremost in dive excursions with up to three trips daily, equipment sales and service, Sea Ventures is Puerto Rico’s preferred PADI 5 Star Dive Center.


FAQ

How deep will we be diving?

Fajardo: Diving depths range from 15 to 80 feet (6 – 30 meters) depending on weather and sea conditions.
Vieques: Diving depths range from 60 – 120 feet. (18 – 27 meters) depending on weather and sea conditions.
Culebra: Diving depths range from 20 to 60 feet (7 – 20 meters) depending on weather and sea conditions.


What is the average range of visibility?

Fajardo and Culebra : Visibility ranges from 20 to 70 feet, with the ocean floor usually being the limit.
Vieques: Visibility ranges from 40 to 100+ feet.


How many dive sites at each location?

Fajardo: About 8 different dive sites, just offshore a chain of tiny coral island atolls we call “cayos”.
Culebra: About 3 dive sites.
Vieques: About 10 different dive sites.


Are there any currents?

There are some mild currents but they do not generally affect the diving areas.

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What is the number and size of our boats?

We have two 46′ Newton Dive Boats.


How long is the boat ride out to the dive sites?

Fajardo: 27 minutes approximately from the pier.
Culebra: 1 hour approximately from the pier.
Vieques: 45 minutes approximately from the pier.


Are the seas rough?

After 10:00 a.m. it can be windy. Usually May through December have the calmest seas. Fajardo having more protection from the wind and swells usually has calmer seas than Fajardo. Motion sickness pill taken at least 1:00 hour before departure is recommended for those prone to motion sickness.


Do Divemasters or Instructors dive with us?

Yes! There is always PADI Instructors on the boat. All our Dives are guided dives with our PADI Professionals.


What types of marine life might I see?

A wide variety of fish including: Grunts, Doctorfish, Ocean Durgeon, Surgeon fish, Squirrelfish, and Blackbar Soldier Fish, with Grey, French Angelfish. Turtles and a variety of Rays are frequently seen along with Moray Eels, Lobsters, Crabs, Mollusks, Hermit Crabs, Anenomes, Feather Duster Worms, and Garden Eels. Numerous types of hard coral formations with encrusting sponges, gorgonians, sea fans, barrel sponges and soft corals dotting the seascape.


Our cancellation policy

You have the right to cancel your dive reservations up to 5:00 pm the night before the dive, if you cancel after that or do not show up for the dive in the morning, then we will charge you for the spaces you reserved- however if you cancel by 5:00 PM the night before there is no penalty. To cancel do NOT send an email or leave a voicemail, a cancellation must be made directly with our reservations.


Our Crew

Yilmalia Suarez – (Yil)

PADI MSDT Instructor

DDI Instructor

EFR Instructor

PADI SWIM School Instructor

USCG Boat Captain

Accountant

General Manager

Angel Luis Rijos- (Luisito)

PADI Course Director

DDI Instructor

EFR instructor Trainer
PADI SWIM School Instructor Trainer

USCG Boat Captain
Accountant

Assistant Manager

Nelson DaSilva-

PADI OWSI Instructor

EFR Instructor
USCG Boat Captain

Juan Jose Amaral- (Jay)

PADI MSDT Instructor
Cave diver
EFR instructor
USCG Boat Captain/ Artisan

 

Joel Melendez-

PADI IDC Staff Instructor
EFR Instructor
Marine Biologist

Alvin Robles-

PADI OWSI Instructor
EFR Instructor

Tour Guide

Valerie A. Santiago Hernández

Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Coastal Marine Biology Reef Check Eco Diver Snorkeling Guide CPR & First Aid Certified

About Valerie:

Draws and paints Likes to go hiking and road trips Loves to dive

Jorge L. Soto

Certifications:

Accounting Student USCG 100 ton Boat Captain

About Jorge:

Youngest Captain in Sea Ventures Plays baseball Motocross Rider

Hector Angueira (Tito)

Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Coastal Marine Biology PADI Master Scuba Trainer #84913 Emergency First Response Instructor (EFR) Army Reserve – NBC Specialist

About Tito:

Carpenter Small boat Builder Master Captain Has been diving since… forever!