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Playa Giron overview


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Scuba Diving in Playa Giron, Cuba, Caribbean


Water temperature:

Sea temperatures vary from around 22°C (72°F) in December to 29°C (84°F) in July

Suit:

3mm shortie or full length wetsuit

Visibility:

20 to 40 metres (65 - 130 feet) can be expected at most sites

Type of diving:

Steep walls cut by tunnels and caverns and shallow reefs plus a few wrecks

Marine life:

Green morays, barracuda, grunts, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, squirrelfish, triggerfish, lobsters, crabs, shrimps

When to go:

In theory diving is possible all year, although there is a risk of hurricanes around October and the rainy season (June to October) can blow dives our regularly. If you want to a chance of seeing a whale shark, November is the best month to visit

How to get there:

From the UK - Iberia and Air France fly to Cuba from major UK airports, but a changing require a change in Paris or Madrid. Alternatively Cubana Airways fly from Gatwick direct


Playa Giron is a beach on the south coast of Cuba, east of the Bay of Pigs (famous for the unsuccessful CIA attack on the Cubans in 1961) and 71 miles from Havana. There are dive Centers in the nearby village of Playa Larga as well as at Playa Giron. The top attraction here is the sheer drop offs close to shore that are riddled with swim throughs and make great shore dives. There are also some shallow shore dives for beginners and a wreck that was purposefully sunk in 1994. There are abundant corals, sponges and gorgonians and reef fish, whilst bigger fish such as barracuda and groupers are also common. There are also a couple of inland cave dives for more experienced divers.


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