The Cuban archipelago has
110 922 sq. Km and it's the largest of the islands
in the Caribbean. It has 5 746 km of coast which
include more than 200 bays and 289 natural beaches.
To the north it limits with the Florida Strait
and to the South with the Caribbean Sea. There
are three main ridges, the Sierra Maestra to
the east, the Cordillera de los Organos to the
west and the Sierra del Escambray at the center.
The most important rivers are the Cauto, Toa,
Cuyaguateje, Yumurí and Contramaestre.
It's 140 km from the Bahamas, 180 km from Florida
, 210 km from Cancun and 146 km from Jamaica.
Diving to contemplate and underwater photography
are among the most popular nautical options
in the Cuban archipelago because of the beauty
and conservation of Cuban bottoms. Our coastal
waters are clean and transparent, their average
temperature is around 24 degrees Centigrade
all year round and visibility exceeds 40 meters.
Scuba diving lovers can enjoy the varied marine
flora and fauna in our coral reefs. Gorgonias,
sponges, orals, mollusks, crustaceans and many
colored fish can be found in any of the 16 diving
sites, which you can reach from the marinas,
nautical centers, diving centers and diving
clubs. In these you can find all necessary equipment,
expert advice and beginners courses.
You can dive in coral reefs, walls and sunken
ships that can be found from 5 to 40 meters
depth. Internationally recognized divers will
accompany you, taking all necessary security
measures, including treatment in hyperbaric
cameras when needed. For the conservation of
the underwater resources Cuba has approved several
regulations and the education.