Best Diving Sites
de las Ariguas Depth:
The site's main characteristic is a wall with a small cave inhabited
by yellowfin groupers (Mycteroperca venenosa) and smaller coral
Description: An impressive seascape featuring a wall that drops
abruptly from 17 meters down to unknown depths. There is an abundance
of black coral and hammerhead sharks (sphyrna sp.) are frequent
La Cueva Depth: 7 meters
Description: There is a peculiar formation that develops from the
base of a high terrace that falls straight into the sea. Diving
is therefore practiced in terra firma inside a cave 17 meters long,
3 meters wide and 7 meters deep. It is the dwelling of abundant
juvenile coralino fish and lobster.
The most outstanding characteristic of this area is a coral barrier
teeming with fish, plentiful populations of queen conchs (strombus
gigas) and excellent visibility.
Description: Long passages formed by coral barriers of extraordinary
beauty, the thruway of jacks, snappers, black groupers and barracudas.
Description: The bottom emerges from a depth of 35 meters. There
is an enormous variety of fish of all sizes.
Description: There are coral outcroppings, of attractive shapes
and abounding in large gorgonians and fans and populated by a wide
variety of coral fish species.
Guarico Depth: 15 meters
Description: A shipwreck lying on a sandy bottom, its hull harboring
numerous fish that roam the remains. Specially attractive are the
large black groupers (Mycteroperca bonaci) hand-fed by the divers.
Pared Depth: 35 meters
Description: The site is identified by a wall that drops abruptly
into the deep. A privileged spot because of its abundant submarine
Carol Depth: 25 meters
Description: Foundered vessel, practically intact, very attractive
since it is the home of large black groupers, parrot fish and many
other coral fish species.
Ferry Depth: 35 meters
Description: The resting place of a more than 100-foot-long merchant
ship. You can swim into the hold and over the bridge and take a
close look at the impressive jewfish (Epinepbelus itaiara).
Chico Depth: 18 meters
Description: The zone is a veritable underwater paradise, because
of its exuberant, varied and colorful submarine life, and the limpid
transparency of its waters.
Scuba Diving Centers
Center - Bucanero Cubanacán Náutica
Club Bucanero Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone: +53 22 86363
Center - Sierra Mar Cubanacán Náutica
Sierra Mar, Guamá Santiago de Cuba,
Phone: +53 22 26337
Center - Sigua
de Baconao, km. 40 Santiago de Cuba,
Phone: +53 22 356165