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Diving in Cuba

Explore diving in Cuba

The warmth of the Cuban people is matched by the warm ocean that surrounds the archipelago country in which the reefs are little explored and undisturbed which gives a unique experience as sea life, in particular, grouper and sharks, are curious and will interact closely with divers.

Cuba is home to the second largest reef in the world behind the Australian Great Barrier and, what's more, is that Cuban diving features long drop-offs or the Grand Canyon which promises that dives are eventful and unforgettable.

The protected areas allows no more than 300 divers a year and there are no inhabitants on the nearby island, therefore, the fish have never learnt to fear humans. Their natural curiosity creates unbelievably close encounters.

When to dive in Cuba

Jardines de la Reina is a year round diving destination with water temperatures comfortable all year and marine life abundant.

This average visibility in the jade water is 98-131 feet (30-40m) which makes it possible to spot sharks and dolphins easily.

Dive sites and dive shops in Cuba

Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.

Common marine life sightings for Cuba

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Where to dive in Cuba

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The main airport is located just outside Havana and is easily accessible using a direct flight from Canada, Europe and Mexico.

There are flights from Tampa and Miami in the US daily, with specific licensed operators, and there are also chartered flights directly to some resorts which may be less expensive. Viazul is a bus service that is most often used to travel around once you have arrived.

Time Zone
UTC-05:00
Phone
+53
Currency
CUP
Voltage
110 V / 220 V
Pressure
Pounds/square inch (psi)
Plug
A, B, C, L
Languages
Spanish; Castilian
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Jose Marti Intl (HAV)

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