Cayo Coco, Cuba
To do / To see
Restaurants & Bars
Hotels Cayo Coco
Pullman Cayo Coco
Melia Cayo Coco
Sol Cayo Coco
Iberostar Cayo Coco
Tryp Cayo Coco
Colonial Cayo Coco
Villa Cayo Coco
Melia Jardines del Rey
Pestana Cayo Coco
Hotel Playa Coco
Sercotel Club C.G.
Melia Cayo Guil.
Sol Cayo Guillermo
Iberostar Playa Pilar
Varadero is the most visited destination in Cuba for its beautiful beach, wide variety of hotels, excursions and nightlife.
Scuba diving in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo
The Jardines del Rey Archipelago is a prime location for scuba diving. Beginners and diving enthusiasts who are staying in one of the hotels of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, can easily book excursions to enjoy the local marine life; the area is recognized for the quality and diversity of its dive sites.
Here are the Dive Centers:
COCO DIVING - HOTEL MELIA CAYO GUILLERMO
BLUE DIVING - HOTEL MELIA CAYO COCO
DIVE CENTER MARINA GAVIOTA CAYO COCO
These dive centers are ACUC certified (American Canadian Underwater Certifications), note that the American PADI certification cannot be validated in Cuba due to the economic embargo. Accepted certifications for the divers include: PADI, CMAS, NAUI, SSI, FEDAS, and ACUC. Beginners are required to take the introductory lesson given at the hotels' pool before the diving excursion.
For the Blue Diving Center (hotel Melia Cayo Coco) and the Coco Diving Center (hotel Melia Cayo Guillermo), you gear up at the center located on the beach, then wade into the water to the boat, which is moored in about 1 meter of water, and climb aboard. You can get to both of these hotels with the panoramic bus called Jardines Del Rey Bus Tour or by taxi. As for the diving center located at Marina Gaviota, transportation from your hotel to the marina is included when buying diving excursions.
Several types of dives are offered, day and night dives, at different depth, in coral reefs, shipwrecks and caves. It's possible to make up to 2 dives per day. The dive centers also offer courses (different levels) with an ACUC and SSI certification (internationally recognized). They also organize excursions to other surrounding provinces in Cuba, such as: Bull-shark feeding in Santa Lucia, and an amazing wall diving in the Trinidad area (more information below).
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