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The natural rock pools of “Caleta Buena” is a nice little snorkeling and scuba diving area in the Caribbean Sea about 8km east of Playa Girón. This is an excellent spot to swim, snorkel and relax. Rocky natural pools with fresh water are the home to many fish and corals.
Halfway to Playa Larga is the “Cueva de los Peces”, with more than 70 meters the deepest flooded cave in the country. Its various underground caves and the variety of tropical fish makes it ideal for snorkeling and diving.
A trip to Cienfuegos, “the pearl of the South”, which is only 90km away, is definitely worthwhile. Here you can take a city tour, visit the El Nicho waterfall or stroll through the botanical garden.
The small but mighty museum vividly documents the failed invasion of Cuban exiles in the Bay of Pigs on the 17.04.1961. In addition to the explanation of the battle background, especially the detailed battle plans, which describe the actions of the three-day battle in detail, are interesting. You will also have the chance to watch the movie “Muerte a los Invasores” (Death to the Invaders), which accrued during the battle.
Diving in Playa Girón
The offshore diving area offers 12 diving sites and stretches along the coast from Playa Giron and Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) to the Zapata Peninsula. The steep rock walls are the unique home of black corals as well as gorgonian and sea sponges. Of particular interest in this diving region are the dozen cenotes – freshwater cave systems that are located around the Bay of Pigs. Many of the caves are quite spacious and with ropes, some even equipped with luminous ropes. Some also house stalagmites and stalactites. In addition, old wrecks, steep coral walls, small caves and a variety of tropical fish lure the divers.
The average temperature is 28°C and because of the clear water you will have an excellent view of the unique flora and fauna of Cuba. The dives are usually performed two times a day.
Diving procedure: a transfer will take you to the respective diving sites, which are located at a distance of 10 – 30 minutes. The access to the water is possible predominantly from the land and the reef is usually only between 50 and 200 meters away.
Information about the diving holiday in Playa Girón
Dive into the fascinating and unique underwater world of Playa Girón. Coral reefs, wrecks and caves are just waiting to be discovered by you. Playa Girón, in the immediate vicinity of the legendary Bay of Pigs, is one of the diving paradises of Cuba. There is also the possibility of excursions to Caleta Buena, Cueva de los Pecs, or to Cienfuegos. This holiday is a must for everyone who wants to combine vacation and diving.
Diving in the Bay of Pigs
with our Diving Holiday in Playa Giron
Experience the underwater world of Playa Girón and discover Cuba's south in one week.
- 7days with accommodation
- diving gear
- implementation guaranteed