Starter SCUBA lesson & dive adventure

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experience hosted by Karen

3.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Instructor & guests will use face coverings while out of water during gear set up and removal. Personal items will be stored in closed sanitized bins. Hand spray &/or wipes will be provided. Instructor will set up equipment while clients wear face masks & keep social distance. After an oral presentation and orientation, guest will sit & don equipment, walk over to the calm beach entry area adhering to social distancing, don mask & regulator & practice basic skills in the shallow water. After this session, we’ll go on a shallow dive, and explore and interact with our marine life friends in the inner barrier reef. Small tropical fish will come close to us and may even swim with us. Divers need to be able to walk wearing full equipment. Individuals will shower with fresh water in turn after activity.
Other things to note
Send me your shoe size, height & body wt. prior to trip. Also phone #. Bring a towel, rash guard or t-shirt, and sunscreen of at least SPF 50. Transportation is not provided. Local taxes included. Local safety and health regulations will be strictly enforced.
Instructor & guests will use face coverings while out of water during gear set up and removal. Personal items will be stored in closed sanitized bins. Hand spray &/or wipes will be provided. Instructor will set up equipment while clients wear face masks & keep social distance. After an oral presentation and orientation, guest will sit & don equipment, walk over to the calm beach entry area adhering to social distancing, don mask & regulator & pra…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Diving equipment
    I will provide tanks, weights, dive mask, fins, BC, a...

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I came to Puerto Rico on vacation in 1973. I love animals, the beach, and summertime. I returned when it got cold in New Jersey, my birthplace, and I got into scuba diving. I fell in love with the business, the people, and island life. I met my husband, Tony, a local guy, and in 1982 I started my own dive business, Caribe Aquatic Adventures.
I have been a PADI/NAUI scuba instructor and marine expert for 43 years working with THOUSANDS of divers and beginners. It helps having a job you love to do. I get excited every time I take people underwater. It never gets old—even though I do get old. And even I have not seen it all underwater. I know just where everyone hangs out on my reefs! Fish swim right along with me on my dives! Scuba keeps me young.
I came to Puerto Rico on vacation in 1973. I love animals, the beach, and summertime. I returned when it got cold in New Jersey, my birthplace, and I got into scuba diving. I fell in love with the business, the people, and island life. I met my husband, Tony, a local guy, and in 1982 I started my own dive business, Caribe Aquatic Adventures.
I have been a PADI/NAUI scuba instructor and marine expert for 43 years working with THOUSANDS of divers and beginners. It helps having a job you love…
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From £137
/ person
Tue, 3 Aug
£137 per person
11:00 - 14:30
£137 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£137 per person
11:00 - 14:30
£137 per person
Sat, 7 Aug
£137 per person
11:00 - 14:30
£137 per person

Where you'll be

The lesson and dive are done in the protected lagoon behind the Normandie Hotel at Escambron Beach. The lesson portion is done in four feet of water at the shore. The dive is in the lagoon, and goes to the inner barrier reefs, along with a stop at underwater Atlantis. Average depth on the dive is 15 feet, max 20ft. Social distancing will be observed as will use of regulators & dive masks above water.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Angela
July 2021
I love the fact that Karen took her time to help me out I loved that she was VERY patient with me 😊 I highly recommend EVERYONE to try it out at least once in your life time
Nicole
July 2021
Experience was amazing. Karen made sure we were comfortable and relaxed the whole time. She was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend.
Christine
June 2021
This adventure was excellent. Karen was thorough and broke down everything into easy to follow steps and made sure we could perform each step before moving on. She is clearly an expert and a great teacher. She knew where to look to find all the sea life. We really appreciated the small group size and individual attention that gives.
This adventure was excellent. Karen was thorough and broke down everything into easy to follow steps and made sure we could perform each step before moving on. She is clearly an ex…
Evan
February 2020
Since this was my first time scuba diving, my instructor took note of that and took his time showing me the basics of Scuba Diving. Because of this experience I am seeking to get my Padi certification! 10/10 would recommend!
Gloria-Christin
December 2019
Very professional and I had lots of fun at the same time. Karen has an adorable personality and I had a wonderful time by learning so much. Did not feel like learning at all. It felt so naturally being in the water diving thanks to her instructions step by step. Thank you so much!
Very professional and I had lots of fun at the same time. Karen has an adorable personality and I had a wonderful time by learning so much. Did not feel like learning at all. It fe…
Ketan
November 2019
This was easily one of my favorite experiences. Scuba diving has been a bucket list item my whole life but my girlfriend and I, being non-swimmers, were somewhat anxious about it. We communicated with Karen beforehand that we are not strong swimmers and she assured us that she would be able to accommodate our skill set. She was with us literally through every step of the experience. From walking us through each step of the basic instructions to keeping us in the shallow end until both of us felt comfortable with everything, her primary concern was always our safety and fun. When we were on the dive we saw many different types of aquatic life including starfish, turtles, and puffer fish. It was honestly better than I could have imagined. Thank you Karen! I can't recommend this experience enough for anyone with any type of swimming experience.
This was easily one of my favorite experiences. Scuba diving has been a bucket list item my whole life but my girlfriend and I, being non-swimmers, were somewhat anxious about it.…

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    11:00 - 14:30
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  • Sat, 7 Aug
    11:00 - 14:30
    £137 per person
  • Sun, 8 Aug
    11:00 - 14:30
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  • Mon, 9 Aug
    11:00 - 14:30
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  • Tue, 10 Aug
    11:00 - 14:30
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  • Wed, 11 Aug
    11:00 - 14:30
    £137 per person
  • Thu, 12 Aug
    09:30 - 13:00
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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring towels, rash guard or t-shirts, sunscreen 50+. I will need your contact phone number.

Personal face coverings and personal gloves