Scuba Diving in Cuba

Our customized Scuba diving tour will integrate a marine and culture exchange under the people-to-people exchange program. This will allow you to learn about Cuba’s culture and put you face to face with some of Cuba’s most beautiful coral reefs and marine life. You will visit the authentic Cuba and exchange ideas with Cuban families and learn all about Cuba’s unique marine life from Cuban experts.

The reefs and walls of the Cuban maritime platform offer, to the beginner as well as to the advanced diver, as much if not more than any diving area in the world. Cuban diving waters are pristine, with very little pollution or coral destruction, perfectly preserved, and providing an underwater paradise of more than 50 species of corals and 200 species of sponges.

Barrel and tube sponges, sea urchins, spiny lobsters, coral shrimp and crabs are also widely present. Dozens of species of fish, including brilliant tropical species, moray eels peer from their caves, and not-to-be-feared sharks, barracudas, and rays often appear. Many of the dive sites include visiting ship wrecks and caves.

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Prices as low as $999.00/pp (excluding airfare & visa)

Aquatic & Coastal Tour of Cuba (8 Days/7 Nights)

Thursday: Meet and Greet in Ft. Lauderdale, Then Fly to Havana

  • Arrival in Ft. Lauderdale and depart for Havana, Cuba
  • Transportation from airport to 5-star hotel Melia Cohiba or casa particular
    • Check-in and relax
  • Meet & greet fellow guest and tour orientation
  • Dinner is open for the group, we can make recommendations and help with transportation.
  • Tour activities starts at 8:30am

Friday: Getting to know Havana, architecture, history, and Diving

  • Breakfast in hotel/casa (included)
  • Meet in the lobby of Hotel/casa where you’ll meet your local Cuban guide
  • We will travel east of Havana to the Boca de Caldera where you will meet your dive master. This dive spot has very little current flow and great visibility, which allows a great opportunity to view the impressive garden of corals, sponges, gorgonians, and some of Cuba’s young coral fish.
  • We’ll head back to freshen up and then we’ll relax and enjoy lunch at an authentic Cuban restaurant in the heart of Havana (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of Old Havana (UNESCO site). Enjoy a guided tour of Old Havana with a special guided walking tour with a local Cuban historian, where you’ll learn about the history of Cuba and its people through visiting the Plaza de Armas, El Templete, and La Cathedral San Cristobal de la Habana. During these stops we’ll meet various groups of Cubans people and we’ll have an opportunity to discuss opening life in Cuba. This tour will take you from the Malecon all the way to the capital with stops along the way, such as, La Bodeguita for an authentic mojito and El Florita for a strawberry daiquiri just the way Hemingway enjoyed them.
  • Return to hotel/casa to relax and freshen up
  • Meet for Dinner at a nice Cuban Restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After Dinner, we’re off to the famous Tropicana show – Starts at 9:30pm (not included)

Saturday: Beautiful Tour of Cuba’s Southside (Matanzas), See the historical site of the Bay of Pigs, where we’ll explore the beautiful Marine life

  • Breakfast in hotel/casa
  • Check-out of hotel/casa
  • Meet in the lobby of Hotel/casa where you’ll meet your local Cuban guide and driver
  • Transfer to Mantazas, Playa Larga
  • Guided tour to Matanzas providence “Playa Giron” for some wonderful diving and cultural experience as we enjoy a scenic drive through the heart of Havana and Matanzas that will give you a real look at Cuba and her beauty, all while being humbled as you take in the landscape and the people.
  • Check into casa particular in Playa Larga – Freshen up/change
  • Meet your guide outside by your casa
  • We’ll meet for lunch at an authentic Cuban Paladar (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After lunch, we will hit one of 16 dive spots in Montemar National park. You’ll be diving with certified diving expert in Cuba and we’ll enjoy a single or double immersion for the day. These dive spots are in some of Cuba most beautiful waters on the southside of Cuba. Your guides will show all the best areas.
  • Return to casa to relax and freshen up
  • Meet for dinner, where we’ll enjoy a nice Cuban restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • Back to casa – Free time explore – need help, just ask your private tour guide

Sunday: Playa Larga/Cienfuegos – the historical site of the Thomas Terry Museum and some of the best Diving Spots on the island

  • Breakfast in casa (included)
  • Meet your local Cuban guide and driver
  • Transfer to one of 16 dive spots in Montemar National park. You’ll be diving with certified diving expert in Cuba and we’ll enjoy a double immersion for the day. These dive spots are in some of Cuba most beautiful waters on the southside of Cuba. Your guides will show all the best areas.
  • We’ll break for lunch at an authentic Cuban Paladar (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After lunch, we’ll return o the casa to freshen up and check-out then visit the Matanzas providence “Playa Giron” where you’ll meet a local Cuban historian that will teach you the history of the Bay of Pigs from Cuba’s perspective. We’ll visit and then hear from an expert during our tour of the museum.
  • Boat ride through the lagoon to see reproduction of an Indian village, where you’ll learn about the Indian tribes of Cuba from local experts (if you have time).
  • Visit the beach where Cubans confronted American trained forces
  • Transfer to Cienfuegos and check into your casa to relax and freshen up
  • Meet for dinner, where we’ll enjoy a nice Cuban restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • Back to casa – Free time explore Cienfuegos – Ask about the night life in Cienfuegos

Monday: Cienfuegos – Adventure & History Tour of Matanzas

  • Breakfast at casa (included)
  • Meet in front of your casa where you’ll meet your Cuban guide
  • Guided city tour of Cienfuegos where you’ll explore rich historical buildings and sites, visit parks, and other great places.
  • There is also diving at Banco de Jagua if the group desires. They call it “Where the mountain rises from the abyss” and it’s a beautiful diving spot where you can experience and learn about the marine life and coral reefs.
  • lunch at an authentic Cuban Paladar (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After lunch, we’re off to tour the Thomas Terry Theater, one of Cienfuegos most famous theaters.
  • Return to casa to check-out
  • Transfer to Trinidad and check into casa particular
  • Meet for dinner at nice Cuban Restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After dinner, ask your tour guide about the night life in Trinidad or a nice stroll around the city.

Tuesday: Trinidad and Topes De Collantes

  • Breakfast at casa (included)
  • Meet in front of your casa where you’ll meet your Cuban guide
  • Guided tour to Tope de Collantes (full-day) where you will see the mountains, breath taking views, see some of the best subtropical gardens, hike trails, visit botanical garden, visit the Hacienda Codina farm. Enjoy a nice lunch in the mountains overlooking the land. After lunch, we can go swimming in the mountain waters, and much much more. (this tour will require some uphill walking, but it’s at your pace)
  • Return to casa to relax/freshen up
  • Enjoy your dinner with your friends – dinner on your own (not included, but we’ll be there to assist you)
  • The night is open for you and your friends to explore on your own (if you need us just ask)

Wednesday: The Adventure of Trinidad as we make our way to Havana

  • Breakfast in Casa (included)
  • Meet front of your casa where you’ll meet your Cuban guide and driver
  • Guided city tour of Trinidad, where you’ll experience the beauty and historical sites that make Trinidad one of UNESCO world places to visit.
  • Visit the Trinidad historical Museum
  • Lunch at a nice Cuban restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • Check-out of your casa particular
  • Then we’re off to Havana where we’ll check into hotel/casa
  • Free time to explore and shop before dinner
  • Meet for our farewell dinner at Havana VIP Cuban Restaurant (includes 1 main entrée and 2 drinks (water, soda, juice, beer, Cuban Libre, Mojito))
  • After dinner, we’ll tour Havana in the evening in Vintage Convertible Classic Cars.

Thursday: Say farewell to Cuba our old friend

  • Breakfast in hotel/casa
  • Time for last minute gifts
  • Check-out of hotel/casa
  • Transfer from hotel/casa to Havana’s José Martí International Airport
  • Havana to Ft. Lauderdale departures
  • Process through Customs and Immigrations
  • Back home

  • Private welcome reception and pre-tour briefing
  • Superior accommodations at the Melia Cohiba in Havana
  • USA-CUBA Tours exclusive-guided programming, including; unique handpicked people-to-people activities; insider access to Cuba’s famous places and those rarely seen; and private visits and lectures with Cuba’s renowned experts
  • Buena Vista Social Club Show (Optional)
  • Famous Tropicana Show (Optional)
  • Experienced TSP company tour manager will travel with the group
  • Local English speaking Cuban guide
  • All meals while in Cuba (as shown on itinerary)
  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license
  • Small group size (usually 16 or fewer guests)
  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events (except optional events)
  • All in-country (Cuba tour-related) ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor coach
  • Cellphone access for emergency calls to the U.S. while on tour (charges may apply)

 

  • Flight package including: round-trip airfare from Ft. Lauderdale to Havana, Cuban visa, Cuban tourist visa and medical insurance. Does not include baggage fee for checked bag or over weigh limits and Cuban exit tax, these will be collected by the airlines at the airport.
  • Gratuities for luggage handling, restaurant service, and programmed activities throughout tour. Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide, driver, and tour leader are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.

Preliminary Interest Form:

If you’re interested in a customized Scuba Diving in Cuba Tour let us know. Provide a few details and we’ll get back to you, or you can contact us at 1-888-221-CUBA (2822)