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Scuba Diving Tour in Bahía de Cochinos

Departure from Varadero, Matanzas
Scuba diving tour in Bahía de Cochinos, Matanzas - Scuba Diving Tour in Bahía de Cochinos
from $95.00

General Information and Program Details

  • Duration: 9 hrs
  • Departure time: 08.00 hrs
  • Tour guide: Yes
  • Children are allowed: No
  • Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French and Italian

Scuba Diving Tour in Bahía de Cochinos

The Zapata Peninsula is considered one of the most beautiful areas for diving in Cuba, for its seabed and marine caverns. It is located south of the province of Matanzas and is one of the most peculiar geographical areas of the country. This diving area can be used all year round, since it is sheltered from the bad weather conditions brought by the cold fronts from the north during the winter season. Its special charm is due to the large colonies of different types of coral, among which there is an abundance of black coral; a great variety of sponges with yellow, violet or orange color, with barrel, tubular, basket and cup shapes. There is also a diverse marine flora, large gorgonians and abundant tropical fish. But the real singularity of Playa Giron are its wrecks, as well as the practice of speleodiving in the cenotes and flooded caves, its vertical walls of more than 40 meters.

Diving in the open sea, in cenotes and flooded caves of brackish water linked to the speleolacustrine system of the Zapata Swamp, as well as multilevel diving are the exclusivity of this area. The dives are made directly from the shore, where you can immediately see elkhorn corals, brain corals, leaf corals, star corals, sea fans, as well as a variety of fish species. When you reach the reef about 100 m from the coast, another great attraction appears, the abrupt wall with depths of up to 80 m and more, where you can find sponges, gorgonians and large corals.

The service includes diving equipment, air tank, belt with weights, the assistance of an internationally certified instructor guide, who will do a briefing of dive to be made, and the use of the bus that leads from the dive center to dive sites.

  • Barracuda Dive Center, Varadero

    • The Dive Center serves the Varadero beach hotels.
    • Departure capacity by 20 Pax.
    • Frequency: 2 daily departures.
  • Chapelin Dive Center, Marina Chapelin.

    • This Dive Center serves the a los Hoteles cercanos a la Marina Marlin Chapelin
    • Departure capacity by 15 Pax.
    • Frequency: 2 daily departures.
  • Marina Gaviota Varadero Dive Center, Varadero.

    • This diving center is located in the ubicado en Punta Hicacos y le brinda servicio a los Hoteles del final de la península de Varadero.
    • Departure capacity by 15 Pax.
    • Frequency: 2 daily departures.

TIPS: • Recommended: light clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses, cap, solar protection and photographic camera.


  • Double tank(Bay of Pigs)
    Collective Tour (lunch not included)
    1 Adult
    (Daily departures)
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