Scuba Diving with Simpatico Charters, Fajardo Puerto Rico
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
When booking a private charter with Simpatico Charters, keep in mind that it's indeed, a private charter. Our base rate for the boat for scuba is $895. Since I get asked why it's more for divers than snorkelers, the answer is easy... cost of tanks, gear and it's a longer charter. Plus all the extra labor that's involved. You are welcome to bring bubble watchers along (non divers) but remember our maximum passengers are 6 and the diving reefs are often in open water so your passengers could well be on the boat in pretty bumpy seas.
We definitely can mix activities for your private charter, some snorkelers and some divers, but we usually will go to a more shallow and protected reef so everyone can be comfortable. During the weekends we do offer individual seats on the boat that we will work to fill from our local divers who live here on the island. You will find those tickets available on Saturdays and Sundays. They are $200 per diver and gear rental is $30 for BCD and reg. Masks, fins, tanks and weights are included as is lunch, drinks.
We love night dives! We do them really often so email or call or text us so we can work it into the schedule. We cannot book that trip online because of logistical issues with morning trips but we can make it happen and it's amazing. Be sure to check out our night dive photo gallery - truly magical. The private cost for night dives starts at $1000. The individual for divers on the weekends to do a night dive starts at $225 per diver.
The Cordillera Reef System in Puerto Rico is a remarkable underwater treasure that stretches along the island's north coast. It is one of the largest and most extensive coral reef systems in the Caribbean region. It is a complex network of coral reefs, rocky outcrops, and underwater formations that extends for approximately 80 miles along Puerto Rico's northern coast. This expansive reef system is a testament to the island's rich marine biodiversity and ecological significance. The reefs within the Cordillera Reef System are characterized by their diverse coral species and vibrant underwater landscapes. You'll encounter stunning formations of brain coral, star coral, and other soft corals that create a stunning backdrop, offering a multitude of colors, shapes, and textures. The coral reefs also provide vital habitats for a wide range of marine organisms, including fish, crustaceans, and invertebrates. As you explore the Reef System, you'll encounter an array of marine life. Schools of tropical fish in dazzling colors swim among the corals, including species like parrotfish, angelfish, sergeant majors, and butterflyfish. Sea turtles gracefully navigate through the waters, while rays glide along the sandy patches. If you're lucky, you may even spot larger creatures like nurse sharks, eagle rays, southern sting rays or barracudas. The warm waters, clear visibility, and diverse marine life make it an ideal destination for underwater enthusiasts. The Cordillera Reef System in Puerto Rico stands as a testament to the island's commitment to marine conservation and preservation. It is not only a source of awe-inspiring beauty but also a valuable ecosystem that supports local communities and contributes to the overall health of the Caribbean marine environment.