Copacabana Scuba Diving, Havana . Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Copacabana Hotel, Calle 1ra, , Havana City. Cuba
- Telephone: Copacabana Hotel, Calle 1ra,
Description Scuba Diving Site and Center: Copacabana Scuba Diving, Havana . Cuba
The seabed off the coast in front of the city goes down in a series of steps. Access to the diving sites is quick and easy because they are cióse to the shore or vessel. The presence of fingerlings and crustaceans makes this área particularly attractive for underwater macrophotography and night dives.
Vessels Description: one rubber boat with a rigid bottom. Capacity per day: 8 pax Number of departures per day: 2
Services Types of dives: reef, sunken ship, wall, scuba diving from the coast, drift scuba diving and night scuba diving. Scuba-diving courses: resort and all other level, including specialties Equipment rental
Useful Information Numberof diving sites: 10 International certification: ACUC and SSI Forms of payment: cash (convertible Cuban pesos) and credit card (if not issued by a US bank or one of its branches)
Accommodations: Copacabana Hotel and other hotels in the city
Other information: You must present your passport before scuba diving.
Recommended Diving Sites Piedra de las 12 Esponjas Cueva de los Candiles Cueva de Sonja La Ferralla. Sunken Ship El Comodoro Cabezo de 70 Los Suspirupis de Perico
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Copacabana Scuba Diving is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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Scuba Diving Havana
Coral Island: 25 meters, A merchant ship that caught fire and ran aground. It's divided into three sections, and the stern has become a haven for various fish species. It surface is ideal for the development of corals, hydrozoa, bivalves, sponges and algae. Sanchez Barcastegui: 25 meters, An old armored Spanish vessel that foundered in 1895 after colliding with another ship while maneuvering to enter Havana Harbor. Swimming among the remnants of the old man-'o-war, you can discover tarpons, snooks and groupers. Hollywood Song: 15 meters, Wall with caves, a small tunnel and abundant corals, sponges and gorgonians; coral reef fish species form a multicolored cloud around divers. El Muerto: An area with considerable coral and tropical fish (this is offered by Blue Reef), you'll discover a site which has gained in popularity since the 1997 drowning of a young boy in this area. His family has had a marble angel pantheon sunken here in his memory, drawing many divers to see the site. Comodoro: 24 meters, An intentionally-sunken fishing boat has been turned into an artificial reef. It's extremely well-preserved and fish of various sizes roam its interior and exterior. Viriato's Song - 30 meters, Staggered coral formations resembling small hills drop to a depth of 20 - 30 meters. Adult and young fish and several lobster species can be found here. Cabezo de las Chopas: 15 meters, Close to the vertical wall there are large outcroppings peppering the sandy bottom as well as a cave sheltering many species of fish. Also discover pillar corals, large sponges (Venus's Basket) and schools of adult chubs swimming with divers. The Baracoa Umbrellas: 35 meters, This flat coral formation resembles large umbrellas when seen from the surface. Schools of adult fish, large sponges, and colonies of black coral can be sighted.