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Diving in Puerto Rico
When to go to Puerto Rico
Divers can enjoy diving all year round, though the best season is considered from May to September, as there could be some rainfall from mid-October to March. The average daytime temperature ranges from 19C/66F in the winter to 27C/80F in the summer. The average water temperature varies from 18C/64F in winter to 24C/75F in summer. Water visibility varies from 15m/49ft to 30m/98ft and during the period of no rains may reach up to 40m/131ft.
What to see
Among the wide variety of species crabs, breams, damselfish, parrotfish, barracuda, lizard fish, sardines, shoals of yellow snapper and angel sharks can be seen here on a regular basis.
Scuba diving in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is located on the south-west shoreline of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, off the coast of southern Morocco. Gran Canaria airport is located in 47 km from it. Puerto Rico is a specially constructed holiday resort with a wider variety of facilities: a commercial center with many shops and restaurants, a sandy beach, two small harbors, and various types of entertainments. For somea more quieter recreation, tourists can go to Amadores, which is located about 2km/1.2mi away, and enjoy the magnificent 0.8km/0.5mi long Blue Flag beach (Рlaуа de los Amadores). Puerto Rico has some water activities, diving in particular. The Sea life is so prolific in this area, the visibility is great, and there is a fantastic selection of dive sites in the area. Divers of all levels can find the something to interest them: reefs, caves, walls, and wreck sites.
The sites that are worth exploring include Bluebird Wreck, Artificial Reef, Arguineguin Rif, as well as the Amadores Bay, Taurito Reef (which is great for novice divers), Mogan Wrecks, Medio Almund (a rocky reef with a small wreck called "Armando Theodoro", max. depth of 22m/72ft) and Avión Wreck (ideal for advanced divers, max. depth of 35m/114ft). Amadores Bay has a man-made beach, where, a breakwater was built to stop the sand from being washed into the sea. The average depth of the site is around 6-12m/19-39ft. Currents are weak at less than 1 knot.
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