Where is it? Off the southern coast of Cuba, it’s 177 km south of Havana and 120 km east of the Isle of Youth. Strictly for tourism, the 26 km island’s only Cuban inhabitants are workers in its tourism industry. The diving is based out of the Cayo Largo Marina. Daily transfers included from all Cayo Largo hotels to/from the Marina.
Getting there: Daily domestic flight from Havana or in certain seasons, direct weekly charter flights from Canada (with Cubana) and other countries.
Flights to Cayo Largo: Daily flights available, transfers included.
Accommodations: The dive center (marina) has a small 10 room hotel, Villa Marinera (right at the marina) as well as the nearby all inclusive Sol Cayo Largo or Iberostar Playa Blanca properties. WoWCuba can facilitate accommodations in the property of your choice in conjunction with your dive package.
The Scuba Diving: 30 dive sites, barrier reef just 1 km offshore, vertical wall, grottoes, sunken ships. The dive center is the Cayo Largo del Sur International Dive Center.
Cayo Largo Diving-Prices in USD
Valid to 31/10/2017
|6 dive package||254.11|
|10 dive package||388.30|
|11+ dives (price per dive)||35.04|
Dive packages are priced individually and are non-transferable.
WoWCuba rates for diving in Cayo Largo not available to the Italian marketplace.
Includes: weights, tanks, boat, dive guide, transfer Cayo Largo hotels-marina (RT).
Excludes: add’l rental equipment, gratuities, meals on dive boat.
Requires: presentation of international dive certification and foreign passport. Cuban nationals require previous National Coast Guard authorization to board dive vessels.
Note 1: up to 2 daily dives available in this destination, specific locations pending weather conditions.
Note 2: If your dive destination involves domestic flight services, WoWCuba suggests keeping in mind that domestic flight schedules in Cuba are irregular and subject to last minute changes. It’s recommended not to fly within 24 hours of your last dive so avoiding planning/programming any diving on your last day in the destination is prudent.
Note 3: refunds are not available for unused dive services in this dive center. If inclement weather interferes with nautical departures, the dive center will make every effort to make up for lost dives during your planned travel dates, but to avoid disappointment, WoWCuba recommends you avoid overbooking prepaid dive services in Cayo Largo if your travel schedule is abbreviated.
Dive Courses in Cayo Largo-Prices in USD
Valid to 31/10/2017
|Open Water Diver||523.35|
|Open Water Referral||308.36|
Includes: all theoretical (except for referral courses) and practical equipment, boat, dive guide, corresponding # of dives for course completion.
Requires: Presentation of foreign passport, signed medical waiver and 2 1″X1″ photos. Divers completing Advanced (or superior) courses must present their current certification and logbook. Referral course students must bear their duly signed theory/pool paperwork for local presentation. Cuban nationals require previous National Coast Guard authorization to board dive vessels.
Notes: Total open water/advanced course time is normally 3-5 days, pending weather conditions. WoWCuba recommends a minimum of 4 nights in the destination to avoid disappointment. Referral courses involve 2 half days of dive departures, but do take possible inclement weather into consideration when forming your travel plan to avoid disappointment. If the selected destination involves domestic flights, planning for an extra night is wise. It’s recommended not to fly within 24 hours of your last dive so avoiding planning/programming any diving on your last day in the destination is prudent.