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Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles and Videos, San Juan
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Beginner Scuba Diving with Turtles and Videos, San Juan

By Try Scuba Diving
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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About
Designed specifically for novices, this guided scuba diving tour in Guaynabo teaches beginners how to safely explore the waters off the coast of Puerto Rico. Learn about the local marine life with the help of a scuba diving guide.
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$92.65
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Ages 10-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Learn how to scuba dive with this beginner excursion
  • Use of scuba diving equipment is included
  • No experience is necessary to participate
  • Your guide ensures your safety and comfort throughout the tour

  • All gear included
  • Professional Instructor
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup


Start:
  • Batería del Escambrón, C. Normandie, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
    ADDRESS:Escambron Beach(type into maps or Uber). Pay $5- Drive through the guard shack,drive straight until you dead end into a parking lot. Go to the far left of the parking lot & look for the RED KIOSKO. *CHECK IN IS 30 MINUTES EARLY*LATE ARRIVALS MUST RESCHEDULE FOR A FEE
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45107P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Diving within 12 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Do I need to have experience or certification to participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?
    "No, This tour is for beginners, so no prior scuba or swimming experience is required! "
    Answered Feb 2021
    Do I need to know how to swim to participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?
    No, believe it or not! Diving in San Juan does not require you to be a diving pro OR a swimming pro. We will help you have an amazing experience whether or not you know how to swim.
    Answered Feb 2021
    Is the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan a boat tour?
    The beginner scuba tour is not a boat tour, it is a shore-entry tour. This means you will walk into the ocean straight from the shore.
    Answered Feb 2021
    How early should I check in for my Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?
    15 minutes prior to your tour time is perfect.
    Answered Feb 2021

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45107P1

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    • Try Scuba Diving
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    • zackt320
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      Awesome experience! Go Scott!
      Scot rocked! Very fun and informative experience. Really got to see the underwater. Will recommend to all my friends. Definitely do!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • 515madisonk
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      took lots of photos and videos, the instructor mo was very helpful. was able to take my time and see the turtles, fish, and cool stuff underwater
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    • A I
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      Amazing snorkeling adventure, Very safe with life vests, kind tour guide, lots of sea creatures (fish and turtles)
      Very beautiful adventure, saw turtles and fish. Our guide Mo was awesome and made sure we got pictures and videos. Thanks for an awesome time!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • r0samarielr
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      It was great, beautiful, peaceful experience. Husband took me for vacation and birthday. Was worth it!! Instructor Joel
      Written April 20, 2024
    • alayjahd
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      Joel was great guiding us on the tour! He made sure that everyone was attended to. Would Definitely recommend him and this tour!
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    • N481BOracheld
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Jacob was amazing! So nice and patient and made sure we saw all the fish and got to show us 3 turtles! It was the best experience thank you so much!! 🐠🐟🐢
      Written April 20, 2024
    • Amanda s
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience!
      Saw turtles and Jacob was awesome! We seen toms of fish of all types and 3 turtles! Def worth the cost! Would def come back again!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • 500adriannad
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sweet Snorkel Experience
      Jacob was a wonderful guide! He was attentive and taught us about sea life. The fish, coral and tortoises were beautiful!!! He helped my nephew feel comfortable in his first time snorkeling and made this trip extra special. Highly recommend!!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • 57jazzyg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing time, thank you Scott! 🫶🏼
      This was such a beautiful experience! Our guide Scott was so knowledgeable & did an amazing job making us feel safe. We were blessed to see the sweetest turtle. ♥️🐢Absolutely loved scuba diving here! 10/10
      Written April 20, 2024
    • leegH4826YC
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      Snorkel Adventure
      Mo was awesome guide! Great abundance of colorful reef fish and turtles. Would definitely go again. Mo was super nice and very knowledgeable.
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    • W4601LVjaredw
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best snorkel experience
      Yamil was amazing. We saw turtles, fish, coral reefs in the crystal clear water. Highly recommend. Anyone looking to see some see life should take this trip with Yamil.
      Written April 20, 2024
    • 281mahoganyh
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      Great birthday
      Amazing time so much fun Joel was great. Seeing the sea turtles was a great experience! Definitely will recommend! To family and friends
      Written April 20, 2024
    • Voyager648645
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Really sweet great tour. He showed us a lot of animals and continually check on us to make sure we felt comfortable great job!
      Written April 20, 2024
    • I2451VVrachaelg
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We saw sea turtles!
      The snorkeling was so fun, and Ilé was such a nice and wonderful guide! We saw sea turtles, tons of different fish, and a ~spooky~ skeleton on a boat. Bonus is that Ilé took a bunch of photos and videos for us to keep! So glad we did this during our trip.
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      Jacob gave us the best snorkeling experience anyone can ever ask for! Me and 5 other girl friends came to Puerto Rico for our first time and were looking for some cool things to do. We are so glad we chose to snorkel, we had a fun time! Thank you Jacob for being awesome and giving us the greatest experience ever.
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    5.0
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    Anthony
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020 • Solo
    More like a scuba diving class/snorkeling with a tank. I was better off snorkeling because that's basically what we did except we had tanks lol. Didn't see nothing but a handful of small fishes no turtles as they stated. Tour was about 30 mins in water and 45 mins of nothing but instructions smh for nothing tbh you don't get to swim much since you're in a small beach area where locals were. I honestly thought we were sailing out deep into the sea but not even close. Location was by an abandoned old hotel and the beach right behind it. No office. You have to pay for parking $10. They don't supply water or snacks so take your own. Pictures and videos from go pro aren't the best. Blurry and not well taken. Employees are great people and answer all questions. I wouldnt recommend this tour if your looking for the real deal this is more of an introduction to scuba diving/ scuba diving class
    Written September 26, 2020
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    Nikka B
    Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    It was both my boyfriend and I's first time to scuba dive and I was feeling quite nervous, especially because I'm not the strongest swimmer. As we slowly made our way deeper into the water, I started feeling less nervous and more excited. Overall, the experience was so great. Thanks to our instructor who introduced us to the basics and supported us the whole way through.

    Hand signals are important for obvious reasons, and focusing on your breathing is key! Kudos to our dive instructor SEBASTIAN who is very knowledgeable and provided an easygoing environment that allowed us to enjoy the experience. We also saw a sea turtle up close! We had videos and photos taken that was an option you could pay for through Try Scuba, and if you're into keeping memories that way, I definitely recommend it!

    Overall wonderful experience!!!!
    Written March 2, 2024
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    Martin A
    Massachusetts2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    This tour was great! Andrew and Areli were great!! The weather was good but it was very windy and the water was a bit rough and cloudy. Obviously this was not their fault! They took their time teaching us about the equipment before we got in the water. Once we were in the water they gave some more instructions to us. Then one by one we went under and practiced a few exercises to show that we were comfortable and understood. Then we were off. One person in our group had some trouble at first but Andrew and Areli were great. They were encouraging and supportive and helped our person feel comfortable. After one small equipment adjustment we were off and there were no more issues. The visibility was not great but we still saw some beautiful fish and also lucked out and even saw a sea turtle. My only wish was that the tour was a bit longer, maybe even another hour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning how to scuba dive. We have done a lot of snorkeling and wanted to change it up a little.
    Written February 3, 2024
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    Angel S
    Clinton2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    My husband booked this excursion. We arrived at the location and were greeted and told which line to get in. Someone checked us in. A couple was late and the person checking us in apologized on their behalf for the delay.
    Scott was our guide. He fitted us with flippers, masks, and life vests, he captured our belongings in a tote and they were locked in a van.
    How to properly wear everything was explained before getting down to the water. Once in the water Scott explained everything very clearly and this eased my anxiety and that of my 12 year old bonus daughter. We learned to breathe properly through the mask. How to keep together and also observe personal space (everyone was bad at this in practice). He gave us a snapshot of the tour and then we were off. We saw lots of marine life and the best part was turtles! He took go pro photo and video of everything and sent it to us on WhatsApp afterward. It was such a great experience.
    Written July 30, 2023
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    B.T.
    Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    The overall experience was fine, but there were not enough life jackets for everybody. One of the guides claimed he left them in his car at the mechanic, but our session was at 3PM so there should have been plenty of time to get safety gear by then. I'm not sure it was true. I think they just didn't have enough, and they overbooked.

    Also, the session starts out making you swim pretty hard in gear that you may not be comfortable with, rather than giving you time to adapt and get comfortable first. I don't understand why they don't let you practice in shallow, calm water (where there's already plenty to see) before moving into the deeper water where the turtles are. If you aren't used to breathing through a snorkel, it takes a few minutes to adapt, and starting off with a hard swim is *not* a great way to do that.
    Written April 9, 2022
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    Jasyn B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    This was an awesome adventure for everyone of all ages. The instructor was easy to follow informative and very helpful! The life jackets kept us from having to do to much strenuous work and we were able to enjoy the marine park with out getting too tired to fast. I would recommend this experience for everyone price wise and the location you can stay on the beach when youre done theres food and shops to get your own goggles and snorkle to snokel the beach after too! I loved my experience and i am so grateful for our experience.
    Written July 21, 2023
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    Adrian S
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Solo
    During my recent scuba diving adventure with Try Scuba Diving, I had the pleasure of being guided by Areli, whose presence turned what could have been a daunting dive into an absolute delight. Despite the strong currents we encountered, Areli handled the situation with exceptional professionalism, ensuring that all safety protocols were followed while keeping everyone at ease.

    Areli's warm and kind demeanor was comforting, especially in the challenging conditions under water. Her ability to blend humor with instruction made the experience not only educational but also incredibly enjoyable. Areli's sassy sense of humor was a breath of fresh air, bringing smiles and laughter to our group, which enhanced the camaraderie among us divers.

    What stood out most about Areli was her in-depth knowledge of the dive site and marine life, which she shared enthusiastically. This not only enriched our diving experience but also highlighted her passion for marine conservation.

    I would highly recommend diving with Areli at Try Scuba Diving. Whether you are a novice or an experienced diver, Areli's adept guidance and charming personality will undoubtedly make your dive a memorable adventure.
    Written April 12, 2024
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    Bárbara González
    United States4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have always felt love and respect for the ocean and Scuba Diving was on my bucket list. Didn’t want to pay for a certification if I didn’t truly loved the experience so I went to the beginner scuba diving to see what’s what. There, I was so excited and nervous but Grayce, our instructor, was gentle, friendly and totally reliable. Loved that girl!!!! 🤎

    After the dive, my heart wanted more. So currently looking forward to get certified and keep diving.

    Thanks Try Scuba Diving and Grayce for creating a new passion for me and my boyfriend
    Written January 10, 2021
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    Anastasiia K
    Puerto Rico2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020 • Couples
    We took a snorkeling tour with Rhiannon and a scuba diving tour with Gracie. Both ladies were experienced, explained in details what should be done, helped and navigated yet did not push us if we don't feel comfy. I loved detailed explanation from Gracie what and why should we do and what happens to our body deep in the water. I found it to be a lot less complicated and scary than i initially expected. We plan now to buy our own snorkeling equipment and get scuba license = it all was fun and in the end quite easy. The group for snorkeling was 6 ppl, for scuba = 4 ppl only. During the experience you don't go deep under the water, with snorkeling = it' s a face down and whole body floating in the life vest, for scuba we barely went for a human's height deep. Each time we did lots of safety preparations and learnt with an instructor how to deal with an unexpected situation in the water.

    A must have for newbies who want to start snorkel or scuba dive under the supervision! preparations and learnt with an instructor how to deal with an unexpected situation in the water.
    A must have for newbies who want to start snorkel or scuba dive under the supervision!
    Written September 7, 2020
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    Megan W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    Our guide, Luis, was extremely enthusiastic and did a wonderful job explaining the basic information of snorkeling, while giving us tips and tricks to avoid beginner mistakes. He knew exactly where to search for the turtles and other sea life enhancing our experience. Overall, we loved the tour!
    Written May 2, 2022
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