The Best Diving of Cuba

Cuba has some of the best diving on the planet – this an archipelago of approximately 4’000 islands and cays scattered across 110’860 sq km and the island has a wide diversity  of protected coral reefs. From historic wrecks to stunning roller-coaster drift dives, from typical saltwater crocodiles, sharks to great number of groupers and other marine species.

Pilar Beaach of Cayo Guillermo Cuba
Diving in Cayo Guillermo

The 4 Mains Archipelagos: off the south coast are two archipelagos, Jardines de la Reina and the Canarreos. The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago runs along the northern coast and contains roughly 2,517 cays and islands and the Colorados Archipelago is located off the north-western coast. The Cuban island has a mind-boggling array of wonderful diving. Here are our choice of the top tours.

1 - Dive Caribe & Camper

Diving in underwater paradise Cuba
Diving in the Bay of Pigs in the Zapata Swamp

8 days / 7 nights

min. 4 Persons

                        The Package

 -Diving
This package  included a total of 9 dives. The first one at the Club Habana International Diving Center in Havana, 4 at Playa Larga in Matanzas Province and the last 4 in the exclusive place of Cayo Guillermo in Ciego de Avila Province.
In addition you will get all the assistance and guide of the Diving Instructors in Club Habana; Playa Larga and Cayo Guillermo, certified by the SSI Scuba School International didactics.
 -Other Services
The rate also include the private airport transfer pick up and drop off out, 7 days rental of Camper Fiat Ducato Rimor for 4 persons; 1 night at the Hotel Palco with an international breakfast buffet, as well as one lunch at Club Habana when you go for the first dives.

*The rate does not include: neither International flights, Tourist Visa nor Health  insurances.

The Itinerary

  • Welcome at the José Martí International Airport by the agency staff.
  • Transfer to Hotel Palco
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Free night – no itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel included
  • Transfer to pick up the Campervan
  • Information about the program by the staff agency.
  • Departure to Club Habana – A day at the beach and diving. This is a recreation and leisure center in Havana.
  • Meeting with the staff of the International Club Diving Center to verify the underwater equipments
  • One dive.There also are other  options for your enjoyment, private beach, tennis court, gym, swimming pools, etc. The lunch at the Club is included too.
  • In the afternoon – no itinerary but we recommend to make a Havana city tour. The Campervan can be parked in parking lot of the Marina Hemingway or the Bello Caribe Hotel

3rd day transfer Havana to Playa Larga. This takes about 2 hours – 175 km away. Playa Larga is located north of Bay of Pigs. This nature destination is constituted by its geographical location and potentialities as a nature tourism center, since it is located within the second tourist destination of the province of Matanzas and is located in the famous Nature Park the Zapata swamp “Ciénaga de Zapata”,  the largest protected swamp of Cuba. It also is considering as one of the most extensive and best preserved nature of the Caribbean.

  • Meeting with the Instructor of the International Long Beach Diving Center
  • Organization of a program 4 dives at the main dive sites during your stay in the area.
  • Optional: Visit to Beach Girón, Guamá and Crocodile farm
  • Parking area for the campervan: at Villa Playa Larga

The spectacular Cayo Guillermo is part of Jardines del Rey Archipelago located north of Morón municipality on the northeast coast of Cuba. This small island called key “cayo” has the highest dunes of the Caribbean with 15 meters heigh. A great diversity marine species are found in this archipelago and has one of the most spectacular beaches of the world. The whole region is characterized by its fine white sand,  warm turquoise waters and a large number of marine species, as well as its beautiful and colorful corals.This region inspired Hemingway to write The Old Man and the Sea. The Media Luna is a small key close to Cayo Guillermo that can be seen from Playa Pilar and it’s the perfect place to dive and to practice snorkeling. You will enjoy more than 120 species of fish, a sunken ship and more surprises.

  • Meeting with the Instructor of the Cayo Guillermo International Diving Center for the organization of the 4 dives during his stay in Cayo Guillermo.
  • Parking area for the campervan in Cayo Coco 30 km from the Diving Center (Hotel Colonial) with the possibility to stay at the Marina of Cayo Guillermo
  • Return to Havana and drop off the campervan. The transfer takes about 7 hours 30 minutes – 597 km away
  • After that you will be transferred to the airport
  • End of the services

More details about Fiat Ducato

2 - Dive Caribe

Grouper swimming diving in the Caribbean
Diving in the Bay of Pigs - grouper fish

9 days / 8 nights

min. 7 Persons

                        The Package

 -Diving
This package  included a total of 8 dives, 4 dives in Playa Larga in Matanzas Province and 4 in the beautiful Cayo Guillermo in Ciego de Avila Province.
In addition you will get all the assistance and guide of the Diving Instructors in Club Habana; Playa Larga and Cayo Guillermo, certified by the SSI Scuba School International didactics.
 -Other Services
The rate also include the private airport transfer pick up and drop off as well as for your private accommodation and hotels. The Havana City Tour with a typical cuban lunch is included too. Of your 8 nights Dive Caribe you will spend 6 nights in private Hostels with continental breakfast included and 2 nights in Cayo Guillermo in Iberostar Daiquirí (all inclusive).

*The rate does not include: neither International flights, Tourist Visa nor Health insurances.

The Itinerary

  • Welcome at the José Martí International Airport by Agency staff
  • Transfer to a private hostel in Vedado neighborhood
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Free night – no itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hostel included
  • Private Havana City Tour with Lunch included
  • In the afternoon transfer to the next private accommodation in Playa Larga
    The transfers takes about 2 hours – 174 km away

Playa Larga is located north of Bay of Pigs. This nature destination is constituted by its geographical location and potentialities as a nature tourism center, since it is located within the second tourist destination of the province of Matanzas and is located in the famous Nature Park the Zapata swamp “Ciénaga de Zapata”,  the largest protected swamp of Cuba. It also is considering as one of the most extensive and best preserved nature of the Caribbean.

  • Meeting with the Instructor of the International Long Beach Diving Center
  • 4 dives during your stay in Playa Larga
  • Optional: Visit the beach Playa Girón, the attraction Guamá or the Crocodile farm of the region

The spectacular Cayo Guillermo is part of Jardines del Rey Archipelago located north of Morón municipality on the northeast coast of Cuba. This small island called key “cayo” has the highest dunes of the Caribbean with 15 meters heigh. A great diversity marine species are found in this archipelago and has one of the most spectacular beaches of the world. The whole region is characterized by its fine white sand, warm turquoise waters and a large number of marine species, as well as its beautiful and colorful corals. Its waters inspired Hemingway to write The Old Man and the Sea. The Media Luna is a small key close to Cayo Guillermo that can be seen from Playa Pilar and this is the perfect place to dive and to practice snorkeling. You will enjoy more than 120 species of fishes, a sunken ship and more surprises.

  • 5th day morning – breakfast at the hostel
  • Transfer to Cayo Guillermo. This takes about 5 hours 30 minutes – 427 km away. Free night
  • 6th day – Breakfast. Meeting with the Instructor in Cayo Guillermo International Diving Center for planing the 4 dives during his stay in Cayo Guillermo
  • 7th day – Breakfast. Transfer to Havana. Stay at the hostel of Vedado neighborhood
    Transfer takes approximately 7 hours 30 minutes – 597 km away
  • Free day in Havana – no itinerary
  • Transfer to Havana airport for international flight
  • End of services

3 - Dive Caribe Cayo Largo

Cuban Underwater Grouper Diving
Underwater Cayo Largo del Sur

8 days / 7 nights

min. 2 Persons

                        The Package

 -Diving
This package  included a total of 5 dives, in Cayo Largo in the special municipality Isle of Youth also called “the treasure Island. This is located in one of the main archipelagos Los Canarreos.
In addition you will get all the assistance and guide of the Diving Instructors of Cayo Largo certified by the SSI Scuba School International didactics.
 -Other Services
The rate also include the private airport transfer pick up and drop off as well as the transfer to your hotels and the national flight to Cayo Largo. Of your 8 nights Dive Caribe Cayo  Largo you will spend 2 nights at the Palco Hotel with continental breakfast included and 5 nights at the Sol Cayo Largo hotel with double standard room and all inclusive in Cayo Largo.

*The rate does not include: neither International flights, Tourist Visa nor Health insurances.

The Itinerary

  • Welcome at the José Martí International Airport by Agency staff
  • Transfer to the hotel Palco
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • Free night – no itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel included
  • Private Havana City Tour with Lunch included
  • Free night – no itinerary

Cayo Largo del Sur. This exclusive key of coral origin located in the Caribbean Sea, at the eastern end of the Archipelago Los Canarreos is one of the best Cuban tourist destinations par excellence, isolated and quiet, well
conserved. It has beautiful Coral Reefs, a variety of fish and crustaceans. It also is known as one of the most finest white sand of the world.

  • Transfer to the airport for local flight to Cayo Largo
  • Arrival to Cayo Largo and transfer to Hotel Sol Club Cayo Largo all inclusive
  • Meeting with the Instructor of Cayo Largo International Diving Center for planning the 5 dives during his stay on the main points of diving
  • Breakfast
  • Ceck out
  • Transfer to Havana
  • End of the services
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Recommended Beaches
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Varadero Beach

in Matanzas

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Santa Lucia Beach

in Camagüey

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Ancon Beach

in Sancti Spiritus

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Rancho Luna Beach

in Cienfuegos

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Playa Giron

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Cayo Jutias

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Herradura Beach

in Las Tunas

Destinations

This is a list of islands of Cuba. Cuba consists of over 4,000 islands and cays surrounding the country’s main island, many of which make up archipelagos. Off the south coast are two main archipelagos, Jardines de la Reina and the Canarreos Archipelago. The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago runs along the northern coast and contains roughly 2,517 cays and islands.The Colorados Archipelago is located off the north-western coast. The following is an incomplete list of the islands of Cuba.