Where is it? Covarrubias is located on the north shore of Las Tunas province.
Getting there: International flights are offered by some airlines directly into Holguin. Alternatively, domestic flights exist between Havana & Holguin (or las Tunas, but with less frequency). Rental car or taxis are also options for travel to Covarrubias Beach.
Accommodations: Villa Covarrubias.
The Diving: There are 26 sites identified in the area. Covarrubias features a presence of black coral, elkhorn/brain/leaf/star coral, sea fans, tropical dogfish, saws, groupers, snappers, trumpet fish, barracudas, and more.
Prices in USD
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* Same departure
** Separate departures
Covarrubias Dive Courses
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|Open water referral||264.75|
Includes: all theoretical (except for referral courses) and practical equipment, boat, dive guide, 4 dives, transfer Santa Lucia hotels-dive center (RT).
Excludes: meals, gratuities.
Requires: Presentation of foreign passport, signed medical waiver and 2 1″X1″ photos. Cuban nationals require previous National Coast Guard authorization to board dive vessels. 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.
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.