Great water adventures in Cuba

Scuba lesson in the pool, Varadero Phil Guest/Flickr

Scuba lesson in the pool, Varadero ©Phil Guest/Flickr

Cuba is considered among the best destinations in the world for practicing water sports. The waters surrounding the fascinating island are calm and dominated by a fascinating underwater life. Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the island is characterized by a large variety of marine creatures. With over 3.000 km of gorgeous coral reefs, Cuba is among the most popular diving destinations of the world. Besides snorkeling and scuba diving, sailing and fishing are other popular activities which can be practiced around Cuba. If you would like to find out more about the great water adventures in Cuba, I suggest you to read the following guide.

Snorkeling and scuba diving

As I already mentioned it, Cuba is among the premier destinations for divers. The waters are abundant in underwater life and gorgeous coral reefs. With about 1.000 of species of fish, over 150 species of sponges and over 50 different kinds of corals, the diving sites are extremely popular among divers. Among the mammals or bigger animals which live in the waters are the following, too: sea turtles, bottle-nosed dolphins, rays and even sharks. Whether you choose Varadero, Santiago de Cuba Jardines del Rey or Pinar del Río, you will surely have part of an unforgettable dive. The major diving and snorkeling destinations of Cuba are the following: Varadero, Jardines del Rey, Pinar del Río, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Lucia, Trinidad, Havana and others. If you are a lover of snorkeling or scuba diving, you surely can’t go wrong with Cuba.

Scuba lesson in the pool, Varadero Phil Guest/Flickr

Scuba lesson in the pool, Varadero ©Phil Guest/Flickr


In one of the previous guides I have already presented you some useful information relating to sailing and boating around Cuba. For the lovers of sailing Cuba is the perfect destination. All of the conditions are perfect for sailing around the island. Sailors come to this wonderful country from all around the world. There are several ports of entry around the island, including Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Havana, Cienfuegos, Varadero, Ciego de Avila, Pinar del Rio and Los Canarres. For further information relating to the procedures of entry and facts about the currents, climate, visibility and the coastline properties, I suggest you to read the guide “Sailing and cruising in Cuba”.

Sailors near Cuba Robbie1/Flickr

Sailors near Cuba ©Robbie1/Flickr


From freshwater fishing to deep-sea fishing, Cuba offers numerous options for fishermen. Whether you would like to practice freshwater fishing inland or opt for the adventurous deep-sea fishing, you will surely by satisfied by this activity. Cayo Guillermo, Granma, Cayo Largo, Jardines del Rey, Varadero, Trinidad and Havana are just some of the best destinations for fishermen.

Fishermen in Cuba Paul Keller/Flickr

Fishermen in Cuba ©Paul Keller/Flickr



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