By: Cubaoutdoortravel.com  09-12-2011
Keywords: Diving, Tropical Fish, corals

The Cuban insular platform is fronted by an impressive 3,400 kilometres of coral reef, forming chains of coral crest, flooding caves and tunnels along the archipelago. What’s more, shipwrecks create a true wonder for diving lovers. A rich fauna of starfish, crustaceans, mollusks, turtles, dolphins and enigmatic manatees attract divers from all over the world. We invite you to read more about our programs to find the best of Cuba's sub-aquatic landscapes.
Located north of Pinar del Río. Diving area is rich in coral, including rough starlet, smooth star and brain; fish, lobster and other crustaceans; and shipwrecks dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Located in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula (Pinar del Río), within the confines of a natural reserve area it features a beautiful multicoloured bottom and a stepped structure ideal for multilevel diving. It has a rich marine fauna where you will be able to see turtles, and whale shark, angelfish, moray, barracuda and many other tropical fish. One of the greater attractions is the ample population of corals in harmony with sponges and anemones of up to two metres in height.
Diverse flora and fauna; plenty of fish and mollusks; an amazing variety of sea bottoms providing gorgonian gardens, sponges and coral; and shipwrecks – all ideal for creating outstanding photography and video. The impressive coral formations in this area give rise to beautiful walls and small caves.
This is the place for those who really know and love scuba diving. All the main features of Cuba’s underwater insular shelf and ample diversity of species are represented in this area. Here you’ll find tape grass, reef crests, ridges and walls, along with great fauna, shipwrecks, caves, passages and underwater hillocks and valleys.
Varadero offers more than 65 kilometres of diving area, with coral barriers, caves, tunnels, gorgonians and tropical fish.
Located in southern Matanzas province, the main attractions in this area are open-sea diving and spelunking. Caves, flooded with brackish water, are linked to the peninsula’s lacustrine spelunking system. Here you’ll discover a multitude of colourful fish, staghorn and brain coral, sponges and gorgonians.
Spanning 65 kilometres, this area counts more than 40 excellent diving sites, with well-preserved shipwrecks and the jaw-dropping Caribbean Lady, a coralline formation remarkable for its majestic size and elegance.
The sandy bottoms boast coralline patches and ridges, soaring an impressive five metres, and tunnels and groves carved into the underwater landscape. High concentrations of black coral and a wide variety of sponges, gorgonians, sea fans and tropical fish paint an unforgettable picture.
Carpeted with gorgonians, sea fans and corals, the diving area covers 18 kilometres of marine terraces with caves, valleys and vertical-walled cliffs.
The narrow platform slopes softly down to 35 metres before reaching a shoal where a dramatic vertical wall descends to a depth of more than 1,000 metres. The area affords opportunities to explore shipwrecks from the old Spanish fleet.

Keywords: corals, Diving, Gorgonians, Tropical Fish,

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