The waters around Cuba are some of the best in the world to go diving in, thanks to a distinct lack of human activity combined with strong environmental protection – the Cubans really know how to look after their natural wildlife and landscapes. It’s true what they say, that the warmth of the Cuban people is matched by the warmth of their waters.
The sea experience here is truly unique, and the area is home to the second largest reef in the world – second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The visibility under the water is great for spotting sharks and dolphins easily, and a lot of the protected areas allow no more than 300 divers a year – so the areas remain largely undisturbed.
Read on to find about our roundup of the best diving spots in the world – although be warned, the protected areas work on a first come, first served basis, and the spaces available fill up very quickly.