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Scuba Diving Cuba

Cuba offers a variety of diving destinations, rich in amazing underwater scenery, breath-taking marine life and fascinating wrecks.

The diving around the Isle of Youth is among the best in the world: the diving anorak’s Clapham Junction! As well as spectacular diving, Maria La Gorda offers solitude and complete peace. Marea del Portillo is located against a mountain backdrop within the Natural World Heritage Site of Desembarco del Granma National Park. Playa Giron offers good beginners diving. Chivirico is within reach of the historic town of Santiago de Cuba.

You can book your divings at the diving centers directly, scuba diving hotels and tourist info centers.

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Scuba Diving Destinations in Cuba

Havana

Granma

- Marea del Portillo

Trinidad

- Playa Ancon

Matanzas

- Varadero
- Playa Giron
- Playa Larga

Camaguey

- Santa Lucia

Holguin

- Guardalavaca
- Esmeralda

Jardines de la Reina

- Live-aboard

Santiago de Cuba

Cienfuegos

Maria La Gorda

- Pinar del Rio

Jardines del Rey

Isla Juventud

Cayo Largo


Hotel Maria La Gorda - Scuba Diving - Cuba

Practical Scuba Diving Information

Water temperature
Sea temperatures vary from around 22°C (72°F) in December to 29°C (84°F) in July

Suit
3mm shortie or full length wetsuit

Visibility
20 to 40 metres (65 - 130 feet) can be expected at most sites

Type of diving
Steep walls cut by tunnels and caverns and shallow reefs plus a few wrecks

Marine life
Jewfish, nurse sharks, stingrays, green morays, turtles, Atlantic spadefish, jacks, tuna, tarpon, barracuda, grunts, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, squirrelfish, triggerfish, lobsters, crabs, shrimps

When to go
In theory diving is possible all year, although there is a risk of hurricanes around October and the rainy season (June to October) can blow dives our regularly. If you want to a chance of seeing a whale shark, November is the best month to visit

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Decompression Chambers in Cuba

Hotel Maria La Gorda - Scuba Diving - Cuba Hotel Colony. Tipo de Cámara: PDK – 2, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Hospital General de Ciudad Gerona (Isla de la Juventud). Tipo de Cámara: PDK – 2, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Centro de Medicina Hiperbárica de La Habana (Hospital Naval "Dr. Luís Días Soto". Tipo de Cámara: Dos PDK – 2, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Hospital CIMEQ (Ciudad Habana). Tipo de Cámara: Remisa RPUH3, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Hospital Ortopédico "Frank País" (Ciudad Habana). Tipo de Cámara: Remisa RPUH3, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Hospital Clínico "Julio Aristegui" (Cárdenas, Matanzas). Tipo de Cámara: PDK – 2, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Centro de Buceo "Barracuda" (Varadero, Matanzas). Tipo de Cámara: PKM, Oxigenación Hiberbárica.

Hospital "Castillo Duany" (Punta Blanca, Santiago de Cuba). Tipo de Cámara: PDK – 2, multiplaza con equipamiento de oxigenación. Tablas de descompresión utilizadas: US Navy.

Care for divers is designed for any situation and covers the entire Cuban national territory. It operates 24 hours throughout the year and complements other medical disciplines, therapies, cutting hospital admissions, and Doppler ultrasound for diagnosis DCI and other resources.
Among its resources including the Integrated Transport aéreomedico or emergency.

 

 

 

 

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