Dive Varadero in Cuba
Aquarius Scuba has put together a budget friendly and good diving destination in Varadero, Cuba. Varadero is found on the long, skinny Hicacos Peninsula, jutting out from the northwestern shore of Cuba. At its widest point, the peninsula is only .75 miles (1.2 kilometers) wide, guaranteeing that no matter where you look, the beach and the water are just ahead. There are wonderful things to see along the peninsula, and the beachy Cuban mindset pervades it all. Varadero is primarily a tourist destination, as it has been for many years, at least since the late 1800’s. There are golf courses, natural reserves, and 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) of white sand beaches, all thronged by sun seeking travelers from around the globe.
Coral gardens and incredible rock formations are just offshore from lovely Varadero. Head to the Coral Negro wreck, the Neptuno wreck or the Caribe wreck, all of which make for some great photographs and memories to take home. There are even a couple of caves to explore during your time on Varadero. Check out the cenote as well as the El Brinco Cave. A bit farther out is Cayo Piedra and several other small islands and islets. Some of the best, most unspoiled diving can be accomplished out here, mere meters from the tip of the peninsula.
The rich waters near the peninsula bring incredible marine life to Varadero. You can see all sorts of reef fish, as well as small sharks. Rays and eels can be spotted here near the reefs. Dolphins frolic offshore, and whales can sometimes be seen in season.