Isla De La Juventud Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in Cuba.

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Off the southwest coast of Cuba, the snorkeling at Isla de la Juventud is excellent especially along the protected western coast. There are 40+ species of coral such as black coral, stag staghorn coral and elk elkhorn coral. Overall, there are 56 marked and buoyed dive sites, though most are too deep for good snorkeling.

One of the best snorkeling dive sites on Isla de la Juventud is the protected cove at the El Pequeno Reino dive site. It is located west of Hotel Colony out on the long peninsula. It can be accessed by shore, with some hiking, or by boat. In addition, there is a very good boat-accessed snorkeling dive site at the Jibacoa cargo-ship wreck. This wreck is only partially submerged and offers an excellent opportunity to observe extensive marine growth in 25 foot deep waters. It is located northwest of the Hotel Colony.

While snorkeling Isla de la Juventud, you may encounter grunts, snooks, angelfish, barracuda and possibly sea turtles.

To reach the snorkeling on Cuba, fly into Havana Jose Marti International Airport located on the northwest side of the island. To reach Isla de la Juventud by air, there is a small airport, Aeropuerto Rafael Perez, which is accessible by inter-country airline.

Overall, Isla De La Juventud is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 18 snorkeling dives in Cuba.


Local Contact(s):  Colony International Diving Center; Cuban Tourist Board +1 (416) 362-0700 (Canada)

Recommended Book:  "Best Dives Snorkeling Adventures" from Joyce Huber

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Luxury Loding:  Hotel El Colony, Isla de la Juventud

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Article Source:   Best Isla De La Juventud Snorkeling Review

GPS:  21.597208, -83.17046

Date Published:  12/25/2011

Date Updated:  12/4/2016

ID:  24565

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