Cuba has a fantastic holiday tourism offer for underwater activities in the Caribbean due to its privileged transparent waters and perfect conditions of visibility to observe almost intact reef barriers harboring an extensive variety of marine life. Divers from all levels of snorkeling, come to admire the marine fauna and ecosystems that include soft corals, underwater caves, wrecks, which together with the virgin Caribbean beaches, islands and Cuban keys make it a perfect paradise for tourist’s lovers of the marine world.
Snorkeling spots in Cuba.
The best places to do snorkeling in Cuba are in María la Gorda, Jibacoa, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Holguín. In Bahía de Cochinos, near Playa Girón, you can access many dive sites from the shore, and are among the most popular in Cuba, Caleta Buena, Punta Perdiz and Cueva Los Peces are natural wonders that surprise for their beauty and state of conservation, Cuba Blue Diving recommends them if they want to have an unforgettable experience.
But for the absolute snorkeling must in Cuba, you should set off for the Jardines de la Reina, about 50 miles southwards from the main island. This archipelago, home of magnificent coral reefs, was declared a Marine Natural Park in 1996. Some travelers after been here call it today the “Galapagos of the Caribbean”.
The favorite Cenote of Cuba Blue Diving
Cueva de los Peces is a small but imposing cenote of seventy-two meters deep, the deepest in Cuba, located 18 kilometers from Playa Larga, in the Bay of Pigs, on the way to Playa Girón, in the municipality Ciénaga de Zapata , Matanzas province, on the south coast of Cuba.
It is a hole with water, surrounded by vegetation, which forms a natural pool of crystalline and still waters, almost dreamlike, where you can see a variety of fish, but of such depth that its center becomes surprisingly dark and does not let you see what they hide their funds.