Diving in Fajardo
787 Fishing Puerto Rico. Sail off on one of Captain Marcos Hanke's 22- or 26-foot sport fishing boats for deep-sea, light-tackle, or fly-fishing excursions. Inland, tarpon, snook, bonefish, and kingfish can be caught year-round, while game fish like marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, and mahi mahi await just offshore. Half-day (four hours) charters begin at $350, full-day charters (eight hours) on the 26-foot boat price at $950. Sunset fishing charters are also available. Marina Puerto Chico, Slips 4 and 6, Fajardo, 00738. 787/646–2585 or 787/FISHING. www.787fishing.com.
La Casa del Mar Dive Center. La Casa del Mar Dive Center focuses its scuba and snorkeling activity on the islets of Palomino, Lobos, and Diablo in Fajardo, but also offers trips to Vieques and Culebra, as well as charters to Vieques' wondrous Puerto Mosquito bioluminescent bay. Full-day St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, dives are also available for $160, as are PADI certification courses. El Conquistador Resort, 1000 Av. El Conquistador, Fajardo, 00738. 787/863–1000 or 787/860–3483. www.scubapuertorico.net. Two-tank morning dive $99–$125, depending on equipment needs; single-tank afternoon dive $69–$94; snorkeling $60 per person.
Sea Ventures Dive Center. At Sea Ventures Pro Dive Center you can get your diving certification, arrange dive trips to 20 offshore sites, and organize boating and sailing excursions. Marina Puerto del Rey, Rte. 3, Km 51.4, Fajardo, 00738. 787/863–3483 or 800/739–3483. www.divepuertorico.com.
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