Cuba

The underwater world of Cuba is rich and varied. It is possible to name more than 10 different Cuba regions with interesting diving opportunities. Cuba amazes visitors with its diversity: richness and abundance of tropical underwater world at the Atlantic and Caribbean sides of the island strongly contrasts with the diving that is offered at the coast caves with fresh or salt water. All these qualities and relatively low distance between the dive sites grant the opportunity to receive a whole bunch of impressions during a single trip. Among the most interesting diving regions the following ones should be mentioned: Jardines de la Reina, Playa Guardalavaca, Playa Santa Lucia, Playa Giron, Cape San Antonio, Cayo Largo Reefs, Isla de la Juventud and Cayo Coco. During 7-10 days in Cuba it is possible to visit Havana and dive at 1-2 regions. It is advisable to stay in Cuba for at least 10 or better 12 and more days to combine diving at the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts and in the caves with an interesting tourist program on the surface.

Location: northern Caribbean Sea, about 160km/100mi south of Florida


What to see: about 20 species of corals, nurse sharks, barracudas, morays, tunas, jacks, snappers, jewfish, turtles, tarpons, stingrays, grunts, crabs, green triggerfish, parrotfish, Atlantic spadefish, shrimps.


Depth: 15-60m/49-196ft


Currents: 1knot


Visibility: 20-40m/65-131ft


Season for diving: The best season for visiting Cuba is the period from November to April, although crystal-clear waters around Cuba allow diving all year round. The water temperature averages between 24-27C/75-80F in November-April and between 27-30C/82-86F in May-October.

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