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Diving in Cuba Naturaleza


With an insular platform whose dimensions reach continental scales, the diving has in Cuba one of the most attractive scenarios in the Caribbean. The waters surrounding the Cuban archipelago are warm with an average annual temperature above 24°C, mild tides and no strong currents. Standing on a large, exuberant and totally virgin coral reef, Cuba is a sunken paradise for those with a passion for diving. With an average horizontal visibility of 30 meters (98 feet), the Cuban waters possess diverse flora and underwater fauna and an absence of aggressive animals.

The Cuban seas know of no seasons. All year is a good time to dive in search of attractive and indescribably beautiful seascapes, coral gardens, caves, sponge prairies, shipwrecks with a story to tell, walls, narrow channels, tunnels and many other charms that defy the imagination.

Professionally-equipped and staffed dive centers are located throughout the country. Bilingual dive instructors are certified by prestigious international agencies including the American Canadian Underwater Certification (ACUC), the Confederation Mondiale Áctivites Subaquatiques (CMAS), Scuba Schools International (SSI) and more.

Cuba has 16 scuba diving and Snorkeling centers, located along the coasts, which offer over 500 diving and 360 snorkeling sites, featuring spectacular underwater scenery, for example: María la Gorda, Cayo Levisa, El Colony y Cayo Largo del Sur.

You can discover Cuba in your own way with the help of the Lonely Planet Guide Book. Rich in biodiversity, you will discover the vast and vibrant world of birds, all found in the Birds of Cuba, considered the best and most reliable book in its field. However, for the adrenaline junky, climbing in Cuba could give you a holiday of real excitement! Thanks to the copious amounts of locations and routes, all listed in the Cuba Climbing Guide Book.

Diving in Maria La Gorda

Maria La Gorda

The sea bottom in Maria la Gorda has the most clear and colorful contrasts for the practice of sub aquatic photography since the transparency of the water allows a visibility of 30 m long up to 30m of depth ... more info.

Diving in Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo

Grateful among the best conserved of the planet, the Cayo largo del Sur sea bottom are exceptional for the diving. The waters characterized by their gentleness, they have a temperature above the 24°C and they allow a horizontal half visibility of 30 meters (98 feet). They surround the Key, beautiful coralline reefs, inhabit them gorgonias .... more info.

Diving in Cayo Levisa

Cayo Levisa

The Cayo Levisa diving area extends practically from the same costs of the key, showing the varied sessile fauna and the numerous species of fish that inhabit it. The landscape is dominated by big smoothed coralline growths of up to 10 meters (33 feet) of diameter that constitute a beautiful show of submarine architecture... more info.

Diving in El Colony

El Colony

The enchantment of the diving area of the Colony comes from its history - what it is full with legends of buried treasures - and of its marine beautiful channel. Among the most spectacular sites you can find are: Pared de Coral Negro, Tunel del Amor, Cueva Azul ... more info.

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