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Guardalavaca Beach Diving

Where is it? North of Holguin in northeastern Cuba, Guardalavaca is the beach area.

Getting there: Flights into Holguin are followed by a one-hour land transfer to the hotels on the north shore.

Accommodations: Guardalavaca Hotels

The Scuba Diving: 14 dive sites are identified and the Eagle Ray Diving Center on the western tip of the beach takes you diving in the Old Bahamas Channel in sites from 5 to 40 meters with coral barriers, tall crags, cozy dales, and vertical walls.

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Guardalavaca Diving-Prices in USD

Valid to 30/04/2017

Dive 1 2* 2** 3 4 5
Prices 31 48 60 86 114 139
Dive 6 7 8 9 10 11
Prices 164 191 218 245 253 274
Dive 12 13 14 15 16 17
Prices 297 322 347 371 396 420
Dive 18 19 20
Prices 443 467 492

* Same departure

** Separate departures

Dive Reservations/Minimum Booking Requirements:

No Fee: For WoWCuba clients booking hotel, car rental reservations or tour packages. No minimum dive requirement.

Agency Service Fee applies: For dive only packages (minimum 10 dives/diver).

Included: Transfer hotel-dive center-hotel, instructor, weights, tanks, BCD, wetsuit, mask/fins & boat

Not Included: Night diving equipment (available for rental locally)

Note: Divers must bring dive certification and foreign passport presentation is required for boarding boats.

Dive Courses in Guardalavaca-Prices in USD

Valid to 30/04/2017

Course Price
Open Water 341
Advanced 287
Rescue 341
Oxygenation 184

Includes: International certification (ACUC, SSI), dive instructor, boat, dive equipment, dive kit with didactic and other materials, classroom sessions, pool session, 4 open water immersions.

Description of seabed: The dive zone has an extension of 30km with more than 22 dive sites identified. Some of the most notable include Canto Azul, Coral Garden, Cueva Uno and Pesquero de Esponjas with indescribable beauty presented to the diver in fauna and multicolored vistas. The underwater relief is irregular and complex in some sites, and in others the platform gradually descends with ample shapes of terraces completely covered in gorgonias, sea fans, and coral.

Sample dive sites

Coral House: 10 meters, A coral barrier with abundant fauna, mainly small coral fish, diverse coral species and large gorgonians and sea fans are the main feature of this site.

The Crown: 40 meters, The site has a semi-circular coral formation resembling a crown, hence its name. There are big gorgonians, corals, sponges and medium to large fish.

Pretty Song: 35 meters, In the area there’s a wall dropping from a depth of 15 meters, abounding in lobster, crab, octopus and myriads of coral fish.

Fisherman: 40 meters, A coral bottom teeming with sponges, gorgonians and fish. Its major attraction: numerous black coral colonies.

The Chain: 40 meters, There is a chain with massive links that spans the entrance channel from east to west. The area has a wide variety of invertebrates that have made it their habitat.

Technical Information

Name: Eagle Ray International Dive Center .

Operator: Marlin Holguín

Address: Hotel Atlantico-Guardalavaca, Holguín

Accommodation: Guardalavaca Beach Hotels

Distance to Dive Sites: Close to the hotels

Instructors: 5

Course Certification School: ACUC, SSI

Daily Capacity: 50 divers, 3 daily departures

Boats: One 41-ft yacht and two 13-ft launches

Dive Sites: 22

Nearest hyperbaric chamber: Santiago de Cuba hospital

Services:

Reef Diving: Yes

Wall Diving: Yes

Sunken Ships: Yes

Cave Diving: Yes

Canal Diving: No

Night Diving: Yes

Equipment Rental: Yes

Resort Course: Yes

Open Water Course: Yes

Advanced Courses: Yes

Specialty Courses: No

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