Diving in Havana
Get to know both the sea-dwellers and the heart of the country this week:
- 7 days in Havana with accommodation
- Diving instructors and diving equipment
- Final Certificate SSI
- Many optional activities
Learn to dive in one of the most beautiful underwater scenes on the planet and experience Cuba in a very special way. In addition to the underwater wonder you will see with your instructor you will also have the opportunity to discover the city of Havana. Dive in and immerse yourself in the holiday of a lifetime!
The diving area around our diving school is located about 15 km from the center of Havana and offers perfect conditions for diving beginners. After 10 minutes of paddling directly from the mainland, dive into the fascinating underwater world. Gentle tides determine the water there, so that no strong flow is produced. Also, the average water temperature is 24 ° C and the clean water ensures that the seabeds are covered with various vegetation. With coral fish, blue marlines, turtles and reef sharks, you'll be immersed in a diverse landscape of coral and animal species!
Our diving course is led by our instructor, Pepe, who knows this part of the ocean as if it was his home. Since his very first dive during his training as a deck officer, Pepe has completed over 15,000 dives (including with Nitrox) in Peru, Panama, Angola and Cuba. He'll share his 30+ years of experience with you as your instructor. Don't be shy to ask him about his favorite spots!
After your first classes, you will complete a few practical exercises in the pool, before doing a total of 4 dives in the sea. With the successful completion of the final exam, you receive the SSI certification as an Open Water Diver, which allows you to dive down to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Experience Havana, the heart of Cuba, during this diving trip. Explore the vibrant city as part of a guided tour, take an old-timer tour, visit the Rum Museum or the Hemingway Museum.
Make sure you don't miss Havana at night: when the city really comes to life! Stroll through the old streets of the city and experience the true Cuban way of life. You'll hear music, see dancing and maybe be swept up into the rhythm yourself. Enjoy a mojito in one of the many restaurants and pubs in the old town, or visit one of the famous shows in Cuba, the Tropicana Show or the Cabaret Parisien.
On your second day, you'll meet your diving instructor and start your lessons! These will continue on during the next few days, first in a pool, then when you're ready, heading to the ocean for your four open-water dives! There, you'll get to see and explore the fascinating underwater world next to Havana. Don't worry, you'll also have plenty of time to explore the city as well. We also have Optional Offers for you to book to further improve your time and trip. Be sure to take advantage of what Havana has to offer both in the water and on land!
On your last day you will participate in a final test and will receive your certification. This journey ends today but the perfect extension for your diving holiday would be our diving package in Playa Giron. You can use your newly achieved certification and discover the underwater world of the “bahía de los cochinos” (Bay of Pigs). You could also go on our diving holiday to Cayo Largo.
To participate in this trip you must be a certified open water diver. If you are not yet certified, you may take a course with SC Travel Adventures in Havana (as an add-on to this package). You must also be in good health condition in order to participate in this trip. Also note that you must wait a minimum of 24 hours between your final dive and boarding an airplane. This restriction is in line with the guidance and regulations of all major diving organisations.
- 6 nights accomdation including breakfast
- English speaking instructor
- Diving equipment
- SSI certification
- Flights to / from Cuba
- Entry card (visa): booking available upon request
- Other meals and drinks
- Optional excursions
- Departure tax
- Travel Insurance
- Transfers between airport and accommodation
Prices & Dates - Diving in Havana
Double Room p.P.
Single Room p.P.
15.08. - 31.10.17
01.11. - 21.12.17
22.12.17 - 30.04.18
01.05. - 31.10.18
Important Information about our Diving Courses:
As listed above in our Information section: In order to dive you must be certified as medically fit. Please also note that you must wait a minimum of 24 hours between your final dive and boarding an airplane. This is to allow the nitrogen which accumulated in the bloodstream during diving to dissipate. This restriction is in line with the guidance and regulations of all major diving organisations.