Pictures from some Cuban dive sites
Important to know about Cuba
Cuba, famous for its cigars and rum, is the largest island of the
Greater Antilles and offers breathtaking beaches, fascinating
history, culture, ecological wonders and more. Cuba has one of the
best conservation of it's ecosystem, making every cuban dive sites
feel like virgin and making Cuban waters a paradise filled with
coral reefs, walls, different species of sponges and fish.
Capital: La Habana Language: Spanish. Currency:
Cuban pesos for locals and for tourists Convertible Pesos. Population:
Approx. 11,500,000 Climate: Mostly temperate with rains from
December to May and hurricane warning between June and November.
Other excursions besides diving in Cuba
There is plenty to do in the island. In many places you will find
cigars and rum factories. Night clubs for Salsa (Cuban dance) and
City tours with colonial and revolution's history and culture.
Visiting La Habana; capital of Cuba is a most do excursion.
Where to dive in Cuba
The island of Cuba has hundreds of kilometers of virgin beaches,
little islands and unexplored underwater terrain. It had been
mentioned that Cuba's diving jewels can be found in the central
section of the southern coast (Playa Giron to Manzanillo). This area
includes the best cuban dive sites of the island in "Isla de la
Juventud" and "Jardines de la Reina". These sites have nothing to
envy to the "Top Dive Sites" of the world.
Náuticas, Marlin S.A, is a company of the Ministry of Sports
Tourism in Cuba which operates several fully equipped dive centers
across the country and around the hotel network.
Diving information for Cuba
Cuban diving sites average normal visibility of 30 to 40
meters/ 100 to 133 feet, water
temperatures from 26-29ºC/78-85ºF. The warm, clear, calm diving conditions are consistent
all year round, although hurricane season (June to November) can
blow out some days of dives.