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Country: Cuba
City: Varadero
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Northeast of Varadero is a popular diving and snorkeling area called Cayo Piedra Underwater Park. Military equipment and a variety of vessels, including yachts, a missile-launching boat, and an airplane were deliberately sunk in the late 1990s to create an artificial reef. Large schools of multi-hued fish dart in and out among the rusted hulls.


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

An excellent destination for scuba divers of all levels, Cuba is also known for its unique culture and history which makes it just as interesting to discover topside. Divers and non-divers alike will have plenty of things to experience and explore on Cuba diving trips!

The marine life and wetlands, living fossils, endangered species, and essential coral reefs are known to have an extraordinary value and worldwide acknowledgment. Cuba sits on the second largest barrier reef system in the world, and as such its marine ecosystem is the jewel of the Caribbean. Diving Cuba is an exceptional experience, and visitors will discover something new and exciting both above and below the waves.

Diving Cuba you can expect to swim over vibrant reefs boasting 50 species of coral and 200 species of sponge. These in turn play host to a plethora of interesting marine life such as jewfish, stingrays, green morays, turtles, and Atlantic spadefish. Cuba is known as a great shark destination, and the good visibility makes it easy to spot several species of reef shark patrolling the edges of the reef.

In addition to this, diving deeper sites will reveal schools of jack, tuna, tarpon, and barracuda, as well as grunts, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, squirrelfish, and triggerfish. Finally, Cuba hosts a surprising array of critters, and those that make the effort to search amongst the coral heads will be rewarded with lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and numerous other macro species.

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