Cuban reefs are little explored and undisturbed which gives a unique experience as sea life. Pristine, warm, balmy waters with great visibility provide the perfect underwater playground awaiting you to discover it.
Our motto to all our tours, especially the diving tours is ‘Safety first’. Which is why we have chosen diving centers that are certified by the American Canadian Underwater Association (ACUC) as well as Underwater Activities World Federation (CMAS) to international standards. Providing certified diving gear, so you don’t have to bring your own.
Their qualified and well experienced diving instructors provide for a safe and pleasant dive, as not only they know their area well, they also adjust the diving excursion to the skill levels of the divers on the tour to ensure you get an unforgettable experience.
What you will love about this trip
- Diving at Trinidad's exuberant coral reefs
- Diving at Hotel Guajimico
- Diving at Faro Luna, enjoy the scenery like no other
- Diving at Bay of Pigs, discover sunken shipwrecks
- Visit the Playa Giron Museum to grasp the history of the botched CIA Invasion
- Old Havana Walking Tour
- Trinidad the best preserved colonial city
- Cienfuegos the Paris of the Caribbean
- Discover the Che Guevara Mausoleum and Memorial
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Cuba lures travelers each year for its abundance of stunning natural wonders. Its beaches look like an artist’s palette, with a streak of light blue by the shore, followed by turquoise, then navy blue where the seafloor drops down to meet the deeper ocean. Beneath the surface, bright coral reefs, stunning sea creatures and sunken shipwrecks are beckoning discovery...
Pristine, warm waters with great visibility provide the perfect underwater playground awaiting you to discover it. Each spot will allow you to go between 15 to 30 metres, some areas offer deeper dives for the more experienced. This is a photographer’s heaven, where at every turn there is a near-perfect shot to be taken. The exotic marine life in Cuba is lively and colorful. Parrotfish, balloonfish, and green moray are sighted amidst anemones, untouched sponges and mollusks. On the seafloor you may see shrimps, Caribbean spiny lobster, batwing and channel clinging crabs crawling. And let's not leave out the cushion star, red heart urchin and sea cucumbers either!
Cuba are amongst the most intact marine ecosystems in the region. It will not disappoint!
Start your exploration of this wonderful country in Havana, picture pastel-colored buildings fronting wide, gracious squares; vintage American autos rolling through streets lined with iron lampposts; and street musicians singing and strumming guitars. Wonder through the cobblestone streets of Old Havana, UNESCO World Heritage Site to take in the sights.
From Havana we make our way to Trinidad, where the time has stopped in 1850, and hasn’t yet restarted. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, it is Cuba’s oldest and most enchanting ‘outdoor museum’. We will spend 3 days here, each morning, we will head out to the International Diving Centre at Peninsula Ancon, about a 15 minute drive from Trinidad, where you get to collect your diving gear and head out to sea on a boat for your diving spot. There are about 20 sites to choose from, so each plunge will have something new on offer for you. There is an impressive cliff with corals, sponges, crabs, octopus, and various fish species to see. You may even get to discover some wrecks along the way. For your surface time between the plunges you will return to the centre for snacks, toilets, rehydration and a little break. Having the afternoons off, will allow you to wonder the cobblestone streets, of this well-kept colonial town and soak in its romantic atmosphere with ornate buildings and enjoy its nightlife dancing up a storm at various night venues.
From Trinidad we head to the French colonist Cienfuegos, settled in 1819 around the most spectacular and natural bay. On the way through we will stop for a quick dive at the Hotel Guajimico. Guajimico is an ecological village and the halfway point between Trinidad and Cienfuegos and is an undisputed diving paradise. This area has been declared a national park in 1996. Its shallow waters are beautifully decorated with sponges and corals giving refuge to colorful reef fish. Whilst in Cienfuegos, you can spend the afternoons wondering the elegant streets, enjoying the classical architecture, enjoy the markets, art galleries or may be even make your way to the Botanical Gardens. We will spend the days diving at Faro Luna International Diving Centre. Each morning we head out by bus, which is about a 25 minute drive down the South coast of Central Cuba to the entrance of Cienfuegos Bay. This place offers some of the most exciting diving spots, which is why it is the home of a yearly International Foto Sub Contest. The pristine waters offer an exotic underwater scenery of exuberant corals and fish species in vibrant colors.
The last diving destination is Playa Giron, a small fishing village on the southern Cuban coast, is part of the Cienaga de Zapata National Park. It is located at the southern part of Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). It was one of two beaches invaded by US-backed exiles on April 17, 1961. The invasion is famous because it culminated in a victory for the army and Cuban militias. This area is also Cuba's largest wilderness area, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with varied ecosystem of wetlands, mangrove forests, coral reefs and underwater canyons, it’s home to a massive variety of colourful birds and tropical fish, which makes it a perfect diving spot! It is also the perfect spot for a night dive, that we can arrange as an optional activity on day 11.
On day 13 we head back to Havana to give you enough time to recover from all the diving prior to your flight day. We have not planned any activity for you for that day so you can rest and relax, however as an optional activity, you could visit San Carlos de la Cabana Castle for the nightly canon ceremony.