Scuba diving in Havana

Where is the best Scuba diving in Havana

Price for 2 people or more people:

Playa El Salado $110 each ($120)

It includes:

• Instructor. (Personalized attention).

• Complete report of the dive site. (Previous training, characteristics of the place, route of the dive, rules to follow, etc.).

• 2 Dives by person.

• All SCUBA equipment.

• Pick-up time at the cruise terminal 8 AM – Return to the cruise terminal: 12 PM.

Duration of the expedition: 4 hours.

Characteristics of the diving site:

Approximate distance from Havana: 25 Km

Max depth : 18 m

Type of diving: Coral Reef

Average visibility: 25 m.

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Diving in Santa Fe Havana

Price for 1 Dive (Contact us for 2 or more Divings)

  • 1 Person $110
  • 2 Persons $85
  • 3 Persons $75
  • 4 Persons $70

Diving in Puerto Escondido from Havana

Price for 1 person: $160 each ($185)

Price for 2 people: $130 each

Price for 3 or more People: $115 each

It includes:

• Instructor. (Personalized attention).

• Complete report of the dive site. (Previous training, characteristics of the place, route of the dive, rules to follow, etc.).

• 2 Dives by person.

• All SCUBA equipment.

• Transportation.

Pick-up time at the cruise terminal: 8 AM.

Approximate time of return to the cruise terminal: 1 PM.

Recommended by our Club

Puerto Escondido is a beautiful beach located in the rural part of the province of Havana. Its beautiful white sands are cradled on one side by the cliffs, which rise to tens of meters and house an exuberant flora, and on the other side by the warm and crystalline ocean.

The sea is the main attraction, with clear and shallow waters, full of marine life. There are coral beds, underwater caves and tropical fish. Puerto Escondido occupies a prominent place in the list of professional and amateur divers. Anyway, if marine life is not enough, there are many other adventures available.

Characteristics of the site:

Approximate distance from Havana: 70 Km.

Maximum depth: 18 m.

Type of diving: Coral Reef.

Average visibility: 25 m.


Havana usually attracts visitors who want to try the combination of life in the city and on the beach, but diving here is surprisingly underestimated.

If you want to visit this beautiful place, you should keep in mind that one of the most exciting activities is diving in Havana and there are some excellent sites that are worth exploring.

There are many places to dive in Havana but, one of the favorites is El Salado:

This beach received its name due to the concentration levels of salt in its waters, which is probably higher than other beaches in Cuba, due to the natural conditions of the coast in the area. Located west of the city of Havana in an area called Baracoa, it is a small beach and very popular with local residents during the summer.

Diving in Coral Island Havana:

Depth 25 meters, it is a sunken merchant ship that caught fire and ran aground on the coast, where in addition to immersing yourself in the crystalline waters of Cuba, you will appreciate an old merchant ship that is completely embedded in marine life.

The Sanches Barcastegui:

At a depth of 24 meters, the old Spanish armada sunk in 1895 when it collided with another ship while maneuvering to enter the Bay of Havana. It is perfect to find the most beautiful marine life, especially the big fish.


Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Lion Fish:

Pterois antennata is characterized by its amazing and different stripes of its pectoral fins and its long antennas, white and black. Its sting is poisonous

La Boca de Caldera:

Is a beautiful coral garden, not so deep and with crystal clear waters.

There are many caverns in which to put your head, where you can find octopus and small reef fish.

What are the most exotic fish species in Havana?

In addition to the many colorful fish that frequent the reefs, you can find large fish such as tarpon and giant groupers.

Sponges and wild corals are the norm, occupied by the activity.

The massive brain and the elkhorn corals will surprise you, as well as the magnificent gorgonians, which house the most exotic fish in Havana.

Fish Garra cubana:

These small fish are currently on the list of endangered species in La Havana.

They have adapted well to Cuban waters and are covered with a thin layer of oil that helps them move more easily through the water.

These fish are another “living fossil”, a prehistoric beast, if you will, which is one of the most primitive species alive today.

Although they benefit from their oily shine, they do not like to inhabit the waters that flow most rapidly in Cuba.

Although they can survive in fresh and brackish waters, they prefer the great fluvial arteries and swamps of Cuba.

Fish Lucifuga:

These unique fish enjoy the salty waters found in many of Cuba’s caves.

They have adapted completely to their dark habitat, and the four different species of Lucifuga fish in Havana, have lost most of their pigment and now have no eyes.

With this face, it is not a surprise that many compare to see them with the disturbing image of seeing a ghost fish drifting towards them in the black waters.

Fish Mero Goliath:

One of the most exotic fish of the Cuban seas is the Goliath grouper, a critically endangered fish that can reach up to 8 feet in its long lifespan.

If they are communicating with other groupers or intimidating their enemies, the groupers make a low rumbling sound that has the ability to travel long distances underwater.

Because there is very little pollution that affects these waters, the reefs are healthy and vibrant.

Think no more. Immerse yourself in the Cuban paradise; Havana

Havana, colloquially known as La isla, is the capital of Cuba.
It is a place that you will enjoy fully and more if you think of sightseeing to dive.

If you are anxious to make this unforgettable journey through Cuban seas, take your luggage and all your equipment to enjoy the best diving of your life; diving in Havana!

Others Excursion in Havana

In the provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque, is the place where most flights will land, the first of the places to visit in Cuba. There are so many things to do in Havana that it is easy to spend 7 days knowing.

I recommend you spend at least 2 full days, a good way to overcome the jet lag and get to know the local culture.
In Havana, among other things, there is one of the many museums and historic buildings to visit, to go to one of the lively bars and listen to live music, and one of the best things in Havana is to attend the “Cañonazo de las nueve” festival in Havana.

It takes place every night at 9:00 p.m. in the “Fortaleza de La Cabaña“, finished in 1774, which has made Havana the most fortified city in the “New World”. During the ceremony, soldiers dressed in traditional 18th century costumes fire cannons as a warning, close the city walls to protect themselves from pirates and the army of enemy countries. The spectacle is interesting and the entrance ticket also includes a drink that can be drunk on a beautiful night view of Havana or you can stroll through the various museums and art exhibits of the fortress.

What visit in Havana in the same day?

A taxi from downtown should cost about 5 to 10 CUC a price worth paying for one of Havana’s most interesting things, but also a visit to the Revolution Museum in Havana, which certainly gives a good idea of the Cuban revolution; a stroll through Old Havana leading to the Cathedral Square, Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja and Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas. Callejón de Hamel is a good example of street art in Havana.

El Malecon in Havana

One of the activities in Havana is a sunset stroll along El Malecón, 8 km of paved road along the sea where the waves of the sea spray and the inhabitants relax and flirt after a day’s work.

Along the Malecon, the Hotel Nacional is a beautiful neoclassical art deco building that became famous in 1933 when 300 army officers took refuge after Fulgencio Batista’s military coup, hoping to receive the support of the U.S. Embassy.

In 1946, the Hotel Nacional hosted the largest mafia conference in North America. Also recommend visit Vedado, a residential area full of incredible colonial houses and full of parks and gardens. It is one of the most beautiful and unique places in Cuba.

If you want to do something at night in Havana, you should definitely go to La “Bodeguita del Medio ” for a mojito and Floridita for a Daiquiri.

Private tour with a local in Havana: “American Vintage Car“. Discovery Old Havana, Afro-Cuban religions and at night shooting ceremony in El Morro.

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