Sigua Scuba Diving Center
- Destination: Santiago de Cuba
- Open: Daily
- Address: Santiago de Cuba
Description of the Scuba-Diving Area
This Area contains high hillocks separated by narrow ravines that are covered with beautiful invertebrate fossils which form caves and tunnels that are sanctuaries for fish, crustaceans and mollusks. A narrow shelf descends gently to a depth of 115 feet (35 meters) and then drops off abruptly in a vertical wall to a depth of nearly 3300 feet (more than 1000 meters). Several warships from the Spanish fleet commanded by Admiral Pascual Cervera—ships which US naval units sank in mid-1898, during the Spanish-Cuban-American War—lie on the seabed
Vessels Description: two 13-foot launches Capacity per day: 20 pax Number of departures per day: 2
Services Types of dives:Types of dives: reef, wall, sunken ship and night Scuba-diving courses: resort and all other level. including specialties Equipment rental
Useful Information Number of diving sites: 24 International certif ication: ACUC and SNSI
Accommodations: Sierra Mar Hotel
Other information: You must present your passport before scuba diving.
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Santiago de Cuba Airport
The airport has a drawing of Che Guevara on one of its outside walls. Pope John Paul II flew to this airport during his last visit to Cuba, flying round-trip between here and José Martí International Airport in Havana. Likewise, Pope Benedict XVI, during the second papal visit to Cuba, flew here for Mass and other activities, from his visit to León and Guanajuato in Mexico, before moving on to Havana. The airport is basically a turbo-prop centre. Nevertheless, Jet aircraft also fly to this airport. Most commercial flights into SCU are domestic, but there are about twenty international flights each week; while these international flights are done mostly by domestic airlines, the international routes have nevertheless awakened the interest of some foreign airlines that might open flights into this airport in the future. Antonio Maceo Airport (IATA: SCU, ICAO: MUCU) is an international airport located in Santiago, Cuba
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Carretera de Baconao. Santiago de Cuba
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Aeropuerto Internacional Santiago de Cuba
022686444 33km 640mCar Rental office Hotel Las Americas
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Ave de las Americas, Santiago de Cuba
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Ave Manduley No. 159, Rpto. Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba
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(5322) 687070 33km 822mLa Maison
Ave. Manduley e/ 1ra. y 3ra., Rpto. Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba
Calvario e/ Aguilera y Enramadas, Santiago de Cuba
(5322) 686459 35km 093mRoof Garden
Heredia y San Pedro, Hotel Casagranda No. 658, Plaza de Marte, Santiago de Cuba
(5322) 653021 35km 297mInternational Restaurant Casa Granda
Hotel Casa Granda, Santiago de Cuba
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Calle 11 No. 2 e/ E y F, Chivirico
(5322) 643894 33km 822mHotel Versalles
Ave. Raúl Pujols , Km 1½
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- Sigua Scuba Diving Center is located in Santiago de Cuba
It limits to the north with the province of Holguín; to the west with Granma; to the south with the Caribbean Sea, and to the east with the province of Guantánamo. The province covers a total area of 6 343 21 , Km². You can get here through Antonio Maceo International Airport, also by road from any other part of Cuba, or by sea â”€in this last case, requesting the services from Punta Gorda Marina.
Two particular features characterizes Santiago de Cuba that make it exceptional: its hospitality, with people of happy and relaxed temperament and its rich historical-cultural wealth. Its Caribbean identity is evident in its popular music and in folklore manifestations. It depicts the title of Heroine City of the Republic of Cuba for the role carried out by its inhabitants in the revolutionary struggle during the decade of 1950. Privileged by its historical past, in Santiago de Cuba there are two of the Cuban places distinguished by UNESCO with the title of World Heritage: the San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the ruins of the first French coffee plantations in La Gran Piedra. The Santa Ifigenia cemetery , the 26 of July Historical Museum and the Siboney Farm, are places indissolubly linked to the history of Cuba.
Cayo Granma and Baconao Park (Biosphere Reserve) also part of the attractiveness of this region. As a tourist destination, Santiago de Cuba, combines excellent possibilities for the enjoyment of beaches, city and nature tourism for to the places of interest in those three scenarios.
For those who arrive in Santiago de Cuba, there are diverse lodging options in the city and in its surroundings, linked as much to the sea as to nature. With a variety of categories and levels of comfort, it will always be a guarantee for the visitors looking for harmony and soothing rest. There are other things, among so many, that make people from Santiago proud: to be the birthplace, par excellence, of almost all the musical genres of Cuba, a country where the music is soul and root; also, the carnivals that every month of July take place here, are the most spectacular in the country; as well as their rum, the well-known Fiestas del Fuego and the already traditional Festival of the Caribbean.
The region of Santiago de Cuba has the necessary infrastructure to encourage tourism of events and congresses; it also has in its mountainous and seafaring environment the conditions to develop nature and adventure tourism, trekking, nautical activities, and health tourism. But there is nothing better than walk its undulating and narrow streets loaded with history and music at the same time.