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Scuba Diving, Cayo Coco, Cuba

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:

(associated with Marina Marlin, see price list below)
Capacity per outing: 10 divers
Frequency: 2 per day
Phone: (53 33) 30 8179 or 30 8180
Email: /

(associated with Marina Marlin, see price list below)
Capacity per outing: 10 divers
Frequency: 2 per day
Phone: (53 33) 30 1620
Email: /

(a.k.a. Marina Aguas Tranquilas)
Frequency: 2 per day
Phone: (53 33) 30 1011

Recent changes:
- The Green Moray Dive Center at hotel Melia Cayo Guillermo no longer exist, since December 15th 2016, it was replaced by Coco Diving which was previously located at hotel Tryp Cayo Coco.
- The Dive Center at the Marina Gaviota is new

Location of the Scuba Diving centers in Cayo Coco, CubaLocation of the Scuba Diving centers in Cayo Guillermo, Cubaicon arrow leftClick to see the location of these Scuba Diving centers in Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.

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.

Instructors and Courses:
Coco Diving is SSI (Scuba School International) authorized dive centers, while Blue Diving and the Gaviota Dive Center are both ACUC (American Canadian Underwater Certifications). They all give diving courses from recreational to professional levels. Note that the American PADI certification cannot be validated in Cuba due to the economic embargo. At the Coco Diving Center they have one instructor who has a PADI Open Water Diver Instructor certification but he CANNOT take students who want to complete the PADI Open Water Referral Program.

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).

Prices 2017 (Marina Marlin, subject to change):

• 1 dive: 45 CUC
• 2 dives: 83 CUC
• 3 dives: 119 CUC
• 4 dives : 153 CUC
• 5 dives : 185 CUC
• 6 dives: 215 CUC
• 7 dives: 243 CUC
• 8 dives: 269 CUC
• 9 dives: 293 CUC
• 10 dives: 315 CUC
• 11 dives and more : 25 CUC per dive

Companion: 25 CUC

Introductory course
1 lesson in pool + 1 open-water dive at less than 12 meters: 70 CUC

Courses with certification ACUC + SSI
• Scuba Diver: 240 CUC
• Open Water Diver: 365 CUC
• Advance Diver: 250 CUC
• Rescue Diver: 280 CUC
• First Aid Diver: 180 CUC
• Oxygen Provider Diver: 180 CUC
• Dive Master: 650 CUC

Special Excursions :

Full-Day Diving
99 CUC (companion 49 CUC)
2 dives, lunch on board (seafood or chicken), open bar.

Media Luna Double Tank
110 CUC
Transfers, double immersion, lunch on the island of Media Luna, (lobster or chicken), 2 drinks.

Excursions in other regions :

Trinidad – Wall Diving
119 CUC (companion 49 CUC)
Includes: Transfers, wall diving double tank, cold lunch, 4 drinks, 1 bottle of water

Santa Lucia - Sunken ship + shark feeding
125 CUC (companion 49 CUC)
Includes: Transfers, immersion at sunken ship + shark feeding show, cold lunch, 4 drinks, 1 bottle of water

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