Isla de la Juventud / Cuba

Isla de la Juventud

Isla de la Juventud Island is a part of Los Canarreos Archipelago. Discovered in 1494 by Columbus, it was originally named Pinos, but later renamed and received the status of a marine park. The rocky relief combined with mangrove plantings, clear water and a variety of animal world make Juventud an attractive place for diving. Isla de la Juventud offers diving at coral reefs, wrecks, tunnels and various grottos. Diving is suitable for both experienced and novice divers.

Location: The Caribbean Sea, south-western region of the Cuban Archipelago

What to see: Under favorable conditions divers can see tarpons, groupers, barracudas and sea turtles.

Depth: 15-40m/49-131ft

Currents: 1knot

Visibility: about 30m/98ft

Season for diving: The rainy season is from May to October. Hurricanes are possible at this time of the year. Dry season and the best time for diving are from November to April. The water temperature varies between 24-30C/75-86F.

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