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Diving in Cayo Largo del Sur

Diving in Cayo Largo

The Cayo largo del Sur sea bottom are exceptional for the diving. The waters have a temperature above the 24°C and they allow a horizontal half visibility of 30 meters (98 feet).

Cayo Largo del Sur is considered as one of the best places for the diving, in an environment of beautiful coralline reefs in shallow waters, with a rich marine fauna, conditions that give it the qualification of International Center of Diving.

Diving on Cayo Largo is extremely fascinating, great variety of fishes and corals. There are a few small wrecks and saw some bigger fish such as sharks, eagle rays and even some turtles.

Detailed information about diving in Cayo Largo del Sur can be found on the Cayo Largo del Sur website.

Cayo Largo del Sur International Scuba-Diving Centre

The Cayo Largo Scuba Diving Center is organized accordingly International standard and is decreed with over 40 complete equipments and 220 12-Liter-Alu - and steel tanks with DIN/INT connection.

Diving Center Cayo Largo

Altogether, four boats are for 12 and 18 divers by disposal. Professional Diveguides accompany you during the diving . In the Diving Center is 220 V voltages, here you can load your accumulators, in the hotel only 125 V.

Cayo Largo Diving Center offers one to two times in the week against an extra charge diving exits to the more distant islands at, like for example Cayo Rosario, Cayo Blanco or Cayo Sigua, with incomparable coral reefs, rare fishing and even a "blue hole", on board is offered a meal.

Cayo Largo del Sur International Scuba-Diving Centre offers courses of Diving for all the levels with International Certification SNSI. Equipment rent. Transfer included diving hotel-center; reef, wall, sunken ship and night immersions.

Detailed information about diving in Cayo Largo del Sur can be found on the Cayo Largo del Sur website.

Diving Zone

The diving zone in Cayo Largo is divided in three areas:The first one is in the nearby of the Cayo, with typical coral seabed, reefs and channels that starting at 18 meters (859 feet) forms a curious sandy hollow that descends to 33 meters (108 feet) and later ascends to form large coral mountains. Brain coral, columns, sheets, stars, sea fans, and many other species abound. Fish are represented by numerous coral species. In some seasons it's frequent to see turtles, shads, bishops and skates. In the rocky hollows, there are lobster, crab, and morays.

Cayo Largo, Dive SiteCayo Largo, Dive Site

The second, close to Cayo Rosario, 29 Km. (18 miles) to the west, with a very peculiar seabed, with an average depth of 18 meters (59 feet) where coral hillocks form a real labyrinth within which swim large schools of fish.

The third is 48 Km (30 miles) to the northeast, near the head of Cayo Sigua and Cayo Blanco situated in the western border of the Gulf of Cazones. There are spectacular wall dive sites, which fall vertically starting at 15 meters (49 feet) to more than 200 meters (656 feet) deep. On them you'll observe large tubular sponges in the shape of baskets and branches, spectacular sea fans, and black coral colonies. Many coral fish hunt all over the wall.

Dive Sites

The seabed in Cayo Largo del Sur has 32 scuba-diving sites, fascinating coral formations, tunnels, steep walls covered with gorgonians and a wealth of multicolored marine life. The water is extremely clear.

"Las Rabirubias"

Depth range: 5 - 9 meter
Features: Sting Ray's, Barracudas, Yello tail fish, Morenas, Langostas and Snapper.

"Canal de la Barracuda"

Depth range: 5 - 7 meter
Features: Barracuda, Yello tail fish, Morenas, Langostas, Sting Ray's, Snapper y Coral Fishes.

"Punta de Barrera"

Depth range: 8 meter
Features: Barracuda, Yello tail fish, Morenas, Langostas, Sting Ray's, Snapper and Coral Fishes.

"El Ballenato"

Depth range: 10 - 15 meter
Features: Taipun, Gruper, Barracuda, Bowl fish, Snapper y Nurse Shark.

"Las Cuberas"

Depth range: 7 - 11 meter
Features: Snapper, Gruper, Barracudas y Morenas.

Detailed information about diving in Cayo Largo del Sur can be found on the Cayo Largo del Sur website.

 
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