San Juan

Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico

From $109.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get introduced to the world of scuba diving in Guaynabo on this tour specifically for novices. Explore the underwater world off the coast of Puerto Rico and learn about the underwater flora and fauna in the company of an experienced scuba diving guide. All instruction and use of equipment are included.
  • Explore the underwater world off Escambron Beach
  • Tour geared toward beginners, no experience necessary
  • All equipment and instruction provided
  • Guide's presence at all times ensures your safety and comfort

What's Included

  • All gear included
  • Professional Instructor
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Batería del Escambrón
    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 point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Do I need to have experience or certification to participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?

A:"No, This tour is for beginners, so no prior scuba or swimming experience is required! "

Feb 2021

Q:Do I need to know how to swim to participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?

A: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.

Feb 2021

Q:Is the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan a boat tour?

A: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.

Feb 2021

Q:How early should I check in for my Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?

A:15 minutes prior to your tour time is perfect.

Feb 2021

Q:What happens if there is bad weather on the date of my Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?

A:In cases of extreme weather, we will try our best to work with you and reschedule you. If we aren’t able to, we will issue a full refund.

Feb 2021

Q:Can young children participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan?

A:This tour is available for anyone 8 years old and up.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour in San Juan with glasses?

A:Unfortunately, no - but you are perfectly fine to dive with contacts!

Feb 2021

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Featured review
Sebastian was the most amazing instructor/guide. Perfect for beginner scuba diving! Sebastian was patient and talked us through all of the steps and helped assuage our anxiety about our first time scuba diving. He was constantly checking on us and maintaining our buoyancy throughout the dive. We were lucky enough to see 4 sea turtles as well as different types of fish, crabs, and shrimp! Sebastian even gave us local dinner recommendations that were amazing! An awesome experience overall!


141 reviews
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Scuba 🤿 diving
Carlos_C, May 2023
Seen the turtles but also our instructor Sebastian was a great tour guide took great pictures and my partner and me had a wonderful experience n I would definitely recommend to friends
Great for beginners! BOOK IT!
Lauren_P, May 2023
Sebastian was the most amazing instructor/guide. Perfect for beginner scuba diving! Sebastian was patient and talked us through all of the steps and helped assuage our anxiety about our first time scuba diving. He was constantly checking on us and maintaining our buoyancy throughout the dive. We were lucky enough to see 4 sea turtles as well as different types of fish, crabs, and shrimp! Sebastian even gave us local dinner recommendations that were amazing! An awesome experience overall!
Moniqua_C, Jan 2023
Instructors were amazing & very patient. Absolutely loved them & the experience was a MUST DO . I plan on coming back soon
My husband had a blast!...
Bridget_C, Nov 2022
My husband had a blast! The group was able to go really deep! The instructor and staff were really great!
Great experience
Page_P, Nov 2022
My 16 year old son loved this experience. There was a big storm the day before, so visibility was reduced. However, it was still a great experience. The instructor, David, was great.
Cool experience
Krystal_L, Oct 2022
My dive instructor was amazing. Very patient and easy going. But the water weren’t clear. Very merky. Not sure why this would be a location to scuba dive . But cool experience got a few good pics!
The tour guide diver decided to quit right before our dive
David_D, Jun 2022
After flying into Puerto Rico at 3am we woke up at 9 to go dive. We get there early to check in and they make us wait. After waiting 30 min they tell us the guide decided to quit and that we weren’t going to be able to dive. Just like that…. Terrible experience Luckily we headed over to Scuba dog and had a great Dive!
Might have discovered a new passion
Morgan_L, May 2022
Christina was a GREAT INSTRUCTOR!!! having had never scuba dived I will admit it was a little intimidating to start out with but Christina has a way of keeping the anxiety down with a great additude of encouragement. We started out in the shallows and moved forward the more comfortable we got. We got to see 3-4 sea turtles and scuba through some awesome underwater structures. Honestly it was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had!!! Would DEFINITELY RECCOMEND THIS TO ANYONE!!!
Awesome Beginners Scuba Diving Experience
Cynthia_N, Mar 2022
My daughter and I went on the Beginners Scuba Diving Tour and had an amazing time. Our guides were so awesome. We were very greatful they were our guides. I would love to scuba dive again. It was an awesome experience!!!
Julian_B, Jun 2021
It was canceled due to to much seaweed overgrowth . Low visibility and unsafe conditions in the water .
best experience
Malcolm_B, May 2021
Best experience I've had on all my vacations. A long time to do list item finally has been fulfilled. Beautiful oceans and great vibes. Gracie was the best. Very knowledgeable, Friendly and fun.. She made the experience even more enjoyable. I will be back soon
Fun time!
Gabriella_M, Apr 2021
Grayce was our guide and she was awesome. Very patient and down to earth! It definitely went by really fast and wish we had more time under water!
Response from Host, Apr 2021
It makes our day at Try Scuba Diving to hear about our divers having a blast in the water with us. We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!
Had the best time
Joseph_M, Apr 2021
It was great the trainers were so good I loved it would fo it again me and my girl went and never did it before that it was great try it
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Here at Try Scuba Diving we live for great first time experiences like this one! Thank you for diving with us and we hope to see you both again soon.
EXCELLENT experience 10/10 WILL do again!
Stacie_Y, Apr 2021
Grayce was a WONDERFUL instructor. We had a great time and she made us all feel comfortable as we gained confidence with breathing underwater with the equipment. I always felt safe with her. I'm looking forward to more SCUBA opportunities in the future!
First time scuba diving
caroline_x, Mar 2021
It was my first time scuba diving and I’m not the stringed test swimmer so I was excited but very nervous. GRAYCE our instructor was super patient and chill and made the whole experience super fun!
Best experience for First Timers
Steven_H, Mar 2021
The experience was wonderful. Steve was a great instructor. My wife and I we a little scared but Steve did a good job calming us and preparing. Very much recommend for first timers.
Leo Scuba Course
CR_L, Feb 2021
Leo was really amazing, patient and knew his stuff. We felt safe and had a good time. He took us to some under water adventures.
Most amazing tour!!!
Lisa_N, Jan 2021
I had such an amazing experience!!! At first I was very nervous to scuba dive for the first time, but my instructor and guide Steve, made the experience calm and exciting. I saw some wonderful underwater fixtures and beautiful marine life......I will never forget this experience!!! Thanks Steve
Beginners first diving experience!
Trina_K, Dec 2020
The Scuba Instructor was great and very informative. He does a great job helping beginners enjoy the experience. The site fir the dive was alright.
Wonderful! Thanks to Sal!
Rosemary_G, Oct 2020
SAL! SAL!! SAL!!! He’s such an incredible instructor! Engaging, calming, funny, kind, professional & most of all, PATIENT! Went scuba diving for the first time with my 11 yr old. She excelled better & quicker than I! Sal quickly stepped in & gave me the support & gentle push I needed to see it through. We worked him hard & he never lost his calm demeanor nor his wonderful light personality! If you’re going to do it, do it with THIS company! I met several instructors & ALL were pleasantly engaging! They rock & deserve 10 stars!!
Great experience
Sabrina_S, Sep 2020
Ricki was a great instructor! Had such a great time even though I was scared!! She took her time and made sure we were comfortable. Best instructor!
Great but didnt get full experience
Didnt have weights in vest so didnt get the full advantage of scuba diving but was still fun....will come back next time to try and get the full experience
Awesome first time!
David_L, Jun 2020
We had an awesome first time scuba diving. The instructors were very informative and made you feel safe the whole time. They took it at your own pace. Would 10x10 recommend. The instructors were a lot of fun!
Beginner Scuba Diving Tour
Michael_P, Feb 2020
As I'm a little late given my review, later is better than never and I do want to give my review for the Scuba Diving tour. So, here it go... Yes, all my life I always wanted to go scuba diving and this was the chance that I actually got to dchieve that dream. For my 1st time scuba diving I had an excellent experience and would want to go again. The instructor was very cool, very patient and funny as well. You could tell that he is very experienced in what he does and also committed to showing you step-by-step how to go about scuba diving safely. This became an experience like no other. He starts you off with a heads up of all hand signals and technicalities first. Then once you actually get started in the shallow water, you practice as you slowly get to know the different techniques before you actually go full dive. He told us ahead of time that we will be searching for different things in the water once we get going and it was our hope to eventually find a turtle. After preparing, we went in, now swimming underwater. He pointed out a few things to us like different marine life and also told us things to watch out for, like sea urchins which he pointed out as well. It was cool because I had my underwater camera with me and I recorded a lot of sea life. I saw beautiful fish beneath the sea and we found sunken objects, such as an underwater bench. Our instructor also recorded us off of his own camera as well which he later sent the clips to us via email. It was cool swimming alone with a couple who was with us and the instructor pointing out stuff underwater as he recording us while wearing his Aquaman suit. lol We stayed underwater for about 45 minutes to an hour in near the end we actually found our turtle as I happened to record a perfect shot of it off my camera. This was a great tour that I would do again and again and I would also recommend it to anyone that likes the water and will be ahead out to Puerto Rico sometime soon.
The members of our party that did...
Jodi V, Jul 2018
The members of our party that did the scuba enjoyed it, some more than others. The tour group seems to run quite a bit behind schedule, as our tour started 30-45 minutes late with little in the way of explanation. If you are on vacation, consider that most everything seems to run on island time. The walk to where the excursion meets is away from the main parking and beach area. The bathrooms at the tour location were locked and are run by the government so plan to have to walk back a ways to access bathrooms, showers, beverage vending machines, etc. Thankfully not all of our party dived, so we had someone to keep belongings secure. The guide offered access to a lock box, but I don't think that would have been enough to hold shoes/towels, wallets, phones, etc. Consider taking as little as possible to the excursion. The equipment seemed to be in good shape and the video pictures of the underwater tour are one reason to select this tour group. Not the highest end experience we have had, but a good value for the price!
This tour is amazing for beginners...
Bying_C, Apr 2018
This tour is amazing for beginners. Alberto and Wendy are very welcoming, and helpful. We do not have experience in Scuba Diving. Alberto was very patient when giving instruction, and made us comfortable before diving in to the sea.
This tour was great! We had never...
Faith H, Jul 2017
This tour was great! We had never been scuba diving before and Jesus was wonderful! He was very patient with me and made sure we saw many beautiful fish, we even saw a sea turtle! I definitely recommend Scuba Diving for Beginners!!

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