Playa Giron/Bay of Pigs
Giron is a beach on the southern coast of Cuba, east of the Bay of Pigs
(famous for the 1961 failed attack on Cuba by the CIA) Located at 71
miles / 114 km from Havana.
There are about 12 dive sites
around the Bay of Pigs. Visibility is excellent in most places,
reaching about 20-40m. The sea temperature ranges from 22 ° C / 72 ° F
in December to 29 ° C / 84 ° F in July. A wetsuit 3 mm short or full
can be used for diving throughout the year.
Bay of Pigs has a long beach all along and the main attraction is the
wall diving, which is very near the beach and divers can dive from shore.
An abundance of corals, sponges and sea fans are a refuge for reef
fish. Barracudas and groupers can also be observed.
For wreck lovers
"The Jaruco" is nearby; which was purposely sunk in 1994. The
area also has some semi-round lakes called Cenotes (same as Mexico),
almost exactly halfway between Playa Larga and Playa Giron. You can
dive in the Cueva de los Peces.
If you are looking for dive shops, you will find then in Playa Giron and in the nearby town of Playa Larga.
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