Month: April 2017

Diving In Cuba

Published / by Syd

Long and narrow, covering about 112,000 kilometers, the island of Cuba is the largest of the Antilles. The central position of Cuba in the Caribbean near the other islands of the Antilles arc and continental America explains the fact that the fauna inhabiting these waters, their shapes and variety is the entire Caribbean region. One particular advantage of Cuba lies in the fact that it is surrounded by a coral reef, and almost four thousand islands, collected in the archipelago. This resulted in a lack of strong currents around Cuba, which provides horizontal visibility at an average of 40 meters. With broad and relatively shallow submarine platform covering the island, and tropical climates the water temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius in winter to 29 degrees in summer.

This allows you to enjoy scuba diving throughout the year. Diving Centers offer as swimming snorkeling, and day and night diving to a depth of 40 meters for monitoring coral reefs, vertical walls, wrecks, caves, tunnels, etc. Contrasting colors and peculiar shape of the underwater world in more than 500 different species of fish and 200 species of sponges (round, tubular and branched), a wide variety of mollusks, jellyfish, seaweed and other amazing creatures of nature. The development of diving in Cuba is based on the principles of protecting and preserving the underwater ecosystems. Modern equipment is available for use at all points of immersion, most of which are declared natural reserves zones. Comfortable beachfront hotel on almost all islands are connected with a diving center, which creates additional opportunities for vacationers.