dsd content copyright info

dive site directory providing information on diving and dive sites all over the world

free online diving information and dive site reviews

location map or:

home - news | highlights | dive sites a-z | search | contribute review | log book | about us | environment | diving events | screen saver & desktop backgrounds

World | Caribbean | Cuba | Diving Isla de la Juventud:

Isla de la Juventud overview



Other Information Online:

Please note: we cannot
endorse the services of
companies listed. We recommend that you only dive with dive centers that are accredited by a major diving association or by their local tourist authority.

print dive site review | contribute site info / photo

El Retorno reefscape, Cuba dive site

Snake eel at El Retorno, Cuba dive site

El Retorno, Cuba dive site
Tarpon at El Retorno, Cuba dive site

Scuba Diving in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, Caribbean

Dive Site: El Retorno (the Return)

Location: Punta Frances, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

Description: Reef

Depth: 14 metres max (46 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: *****

A beautiful, shallow reef intersected by parallel, narrow sandy channels. There were so many unusual marine creatures to watch on this dive, beginning with an orange spotted snake eel slithering down a channel. A number of big barracuda were just hanging in wait and lots of tarpon were out hunting. There were also a couple of small shoals of jacks, venturing into the shallows away from the blue for a change. Down one of the channels I went to look at a sleeping nurse shark then spotted a green moray further up. Stingrays flew over the reef itself and one was buried in the sand and if this wasn't enough to keep your attention, there were all the usual reef fish as well including triggerfish, basslets, tangs, trumpetfish and parrotfish going about their business amongst the pretty gorgonians. A fantastic dive with lots to look at.

Do you have any comments on this dive site?



Please Note: The form must have an e-mail address or it will not send to us (to stop us from getting too much spam) if you don't want to leave your address just make one up, however we would ask that you please give us your address in case we need to clarify any of the information you have given us. (privacy policy)

send us a photo of this dive site

print dive site review | contribute site info / photo | top

Do you run a dive operation in this area?

Click here to find out more about being listed on this
page in dive site directory.