Scuba Diving on Vieques
Vieques offers a lot of options for adventurers, from horseback riding on deserted beaches, to the one-of-a-kind bio bay experience, to scuba diving at an abandoned military pier (Mosquito Pier or Rompeolas) a mile of the northern coast. The pier is about a mile long. It was constructed in 1941 and was supposed to connect Vieques with the mainland of Puerto Rico. But those plans were abandoned in 1943.
At the end of the pier is a massive dock supported by pillars going deep to the ocean floor. The dock is on the calm, protected side of the pier and over the years the dock has become a shelter for all kinds of marine life. The beautiful thing is, it’s basically an off-shore dive. The scuba operators take the divers and all the gear there by pick-up truck. If you are into diving you have to check it out.
Either use BlackBeard Sports or Isla Nena Scuba. They are both just a short stroll from Malecon House. We are also happy to help you arrange the dive trip.
Below is a video that Mike Corey did earlier this year about diving at the pier. It gives you a great idea of what to expect, but it doesn't come close to the real experience. We are sure you are going to love it.