Just 45 miles from the west coast of Puerto Rico lies an untouched diving oasis called Mona Island. Here, the diving is some of the best around, beautiful walls and pinnacles, coral heads the size of houses – but it is not for everyone. Mona island is known for its pristine and awe-inspiring diving, but also for it’s challenging surface conditions and unpredictable currents. They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, after all.
Juliet departs from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and spends the first day diving the west coast of Puerto Rico to get everyone’s feet wet, so to speak, and prepare you for diving Mona and Monito the next day.
Once at Mona, cliffs and caves abound, and there is no lack of marine diversity here as the entire island, and her sister Monito, are an ecological preserve. Turtles, sharks, dolphins, and other large animals frequently visit the Mona Passage – the deep water channel nearby – and cruise by the reefs on their way. In the winter months, you can hear whale songs on the walls, and it is not uncommon to see humpback whales in the area either.
The last day will be spent drift diving at Desecheo before heading back for dinner at the dock Thursday night. After a week of rolling around, you’ll be grateful for a calm meal by then!