Where is it? Off of Cuba’s northeastern coastline is a string of cays connected to the mainland by a causeway. Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo are the islands where the diving is based.
Getting there: Direct flights are offered from many countries to Cayo Coco. Alternatively, some offer flights into Ciego de Avila. A third alternative is to fly into Havana and take a domestic connector flight. There are two offered daily.
Accommodations: Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo hotels
The Scuba Diving: Dive sites are distributed in front of the cays. The coral reef is over 10 km long, at a depth of 10 – 30 meters. Some say the abundance of fish in this area give divers the sensation they’re in an aquarium. International dive centers include the Coco (in Tryp Cayo Coco) and the Green Moray (in Melia Cayo Guillermo).
Jardines del Rey Diving-Prices in USD
Valid to 30/04/2017
* 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 Couse in Jardines del Rey
Valid to 30/04/2017
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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.
Recommended Dive Sites:
La Jaula: 30 meters, Enormously attractive, this site combines large gorgonians, sponges in variegated shapes and colors, large snappers, groupers, stingrays, and eagle rays. Quite often reef sharks and nurse sharks roam the seas here.
Las Coloradas: 12 meters, This zone has a very irregular bottom, with small caves, cervices and tunnels combined with large gorgonians and sea fans forming a massive boulder populated by schools of curious tarpon, large parrot fish, queen angelfish, angelfish and a great variety of tiny coral fish.
Casada: 5 meters, The coral bottom here is interrupted by sandy stretches. The biggest attraction is of the presence of great barracudas, several species of turtles, stingrays, schools of grunts, schoolmaster and other coral fish species.
The Sharks: 16 meters, A zone formed by large rocks of coral origin communicating through narrow passages at their base in which reef sharks move about. There are also numerous groupers, snappers, several species of barjacks, horse-eyejacks and many medium-sized coral fish.