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Trinidad & Cienfuegos



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Scuba Diving in Trinidad & Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean

Water temperature:

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


3mm shortie or full length wetsuit


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


Trinidad is a Spanish colonial town that was declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. It is characterised by cobbled streets, stately churches and some great architecture. There are three diving areas here: Cayo Blanco, Ensenada de Casilda and Peninsula de Ancon. Cayo Blanco is over an hour's boat journey from the dive Center but the other two regions are much closer.


Cienfuegos lies in central Cuba on the southern side of the island and is easily reached by car from Havana. It was one of the first cities to be taken by Fidel Castro during the revolution. It has an active port that is home to a giant shipyard, fishing fleets and an oil refinery but there are some more picturesque areas away from this. Diving is done from the beach resort of Rancho Luna which is about a twenty minute car journey from Cienfuegos Bay. At the resort there are not many options for eating out but taxis to Cienfuegos are reasonably priced and there are also buses seven times a day. However, don't rely on accuracy of the timetables!

This is one of the most popular areas to dive in across Cuba and most of the dive sites are about thirty minutes by boat. The reefs are characterised by coral gardens with an abundance of sponges and there are also some wrecks that lie deeper in the channels.

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