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Cuba Cayo Largo Diving

Scuba diving in Cuba, offers a range of diving sites, both on the Atlantic in the North and the Caribbean to the South. Maria la Gorda, on the western tip of the island has diving sites with caves, labyrinths, shipwrecks and a variety of corals. The hotel and International Diving Centre, is ideal place for both, beginners and experienced divers. The main exponents of the fauna in María la Gorda are barracudas, jacks, snappers and schoolmasters. 

Cayo Largo del Sur, is a tiny island of the Canarreos Archipelago, in Caribbean Sea. Known simply as Cayo Largo, its considered as one of the best places for diving, in the surrounding reefs teeming with marine life. On its western side are Sirena Beach and Paraíso Beach, with ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling. Cayo Largo is home to a turtle hatchery, and turtle nesting can be seen in Playa Tortuga on the western side of the island.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 14-DAY CUBA DIVING ADVENTURE…
And, experience deep-sea fishing & sail in the waters of María La Gorda & Cayo Largo.
 

What We Love
  • Explore Havana, one of the most peculiar and fascinating cities on earth
  • Stay at the Hotel María la Gorda and dive with the International Scuba-Diving Centre and later Cayo Largo del Sur
  • Dive in crystal-clear and warm waters in some of Cuba's finest dive sites.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is an active tour and includes walking for long distances on rough terrains.
  • Walking trails and tours generally cover about 6kms in about 4 hours.
  • We carefully select the world's local activity providers in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.
 

Review

Cuba offers hundreds of different sites with a variety of features- from wall-diving, cave-diving and wreak-diving, to leisurely diving on coral reefs to observe the multitude of marine life. Many areas still remain unexplored with little evidence of commercialised tourism. On this tour you will visit Cuba’s two best diving regions. 
 
Maria la Gorda: This remote enclave is located in western Cuba and has about 39 Scuba-diving sites off the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Isolated and serene, Maria La Gorda is famed for its clear seabed, which many consider to be one of the richest in Cuba in biological terms. Here, you can see many species of coral, including the largest colony of Black Coral in Cuban waters; gardens of gorgonians; sponges; a large wall studded with grottoes; and Barracudas, Dog Snapper, Schoolmasters and other kind of Snappers. The international scuba-diving centre has its own lodging in Pinar del Rio Province.
 
Cay Largo del Sur is part of the Los Canarreos Archipelago and has about 32 Scuba-diving sites. Its beaches and insular shelf are the most notable attractions of this Caribbean paradise, which has 2 scuba diving centres. The more than 30 points of interest in several areas off the cay-whose coralline seabed has a large number of tunnels and steep walls with gorgonians and a wealth of other marine life-are accessible to both professional scuba divers and beginners. This untouched underwater world offers divers excitement and the enchantment of its marvellous contrasts.
Getting There

Virgin Atlantic is the only airline operating direct scheduled flights to Cuba, with two services a week from Gatwick.

Various airlines fly to Havana from London via European cities, including Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome. Air France is the most versatile option, with daily flights from London Heathrow to Havana via Paris. Iberia and KLM also fly from Heathrow, via Madrid and Amsterdam respectively. Other airlines flying direct from European cities include Cubana, KLM, Air Berlin and Air Europa. Though Cubana tends to offer the least expensive flights on the market, they have a justified reputation for overbooking, overzealous enforcement of the baggage weight limit.
 

 
Cuba Cayo Largo Diving Cuba

Cuba Cayo Largo Diving

María La Gorda & Cayo Largo
(14 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Havana Meet and greet on arrival at Havana Jose Marti International Airport and take a private transfer to your hotel in Havana City. The remainder of the day is yours to experience at leisure- explore the sights and sounds of this amazing city. An optional guided city tour is well recommended.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 2 – Diving Centre
Maria la Gorda Transfer to Maria la Gorda hotel and diving centre. The 3-hr overland journey takes you through west Cuba’s countryside and towns with time to stop-over for a lunch. The afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy at your own leisure.

The hotel and diving centre is located at the most westerly point of Cuba – on the Guananahacabibes Peninsula – at the most beautiful beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The diving centre is within the complex which includes a restaurant, bar and entertainment. Deep-sea game fishing and car rental is also available on request.
Overnight at Villa Maria La Gorda (B)

Day 3 to 7 – Diving
Maria la Gorda Enjoy two immersions dives per day and spend the remainder of your time at leisure to enjoy the miles of deserted beaches and tropical sunsets.
Overnight at Villa Maria La Gorda (B)

Day 8 – Transfer
Havana Transfer to Havana City. Enjoy time at your own leisure to further explore and take in its vibrant nightlife. We suggest going to the famous Tropicana Cabaret as an optional event.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 9 – Transfer
Cayo Largo del Sur Transfer to Havana domestic airport and take an internal flight to Cayo Largo del Sur. The small island of Cayo Largo is located to the south of the mainland in the Caribbean Sea. A recommended optional excursion for today would be a sailing cruise to some of the outlying cays.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 10 to 12 – Diving
Cayo Largo del Sur Transfers to and from diving centre. Two immersions per day.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 13 – Transfer
Havana Transfer to Cayo Largo airport and take an internal flight to Havana domestic airport. Transfer from the airport to hotel in Havana City.
Overnight at selected hotel (B)

Day 14 – Depart
Havana Today is free for you to further explore Havana at leisure. Go for souvenir shopping at the Arts & Crafts market. Later transfer to Havana José Marti International Airport to check-in for your outbound flight.
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

When to go Cuba is an all year round destination and there isn't a bad time to visit Cuba. It has primarily a tropical climate where temperature rarely falls below 27 degrees C (81 F) and reaches a maximum 32 C (90 F) and although hot all year round, there is a very pleasant breeze.

There are only two seasons: the hot and rainy season runs from May to November (May-June are the wettest months) and the dry season (winter) runs from December to April. It is the time when Europeans go there in pursuit of the southern sun. Avoid the peak hurricanes season (September-October) and the busy periods (July and August) when the Cubans take their holidays.

Visas Make sure you get the right visa for your visit. As well as tourist visas, there are other visa categories for different types of travellers. If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll need to get a tourist card before you travel.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.