SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Santiago de Cuba is guarded by the castle of San Pedro del Morro and stands in the shadow of the dramatic Sierra Maestra mountain range. This historic city is surrounded a region of superb natural beauty and borders one of the country's most stunning nature reserves, Baconao National Park.

WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA:

Phenomenal wreck diving - some real history here!

The real Cuba - beautiful topside scenery

Vibrant culture and atmosphere.

SANTIAGO DE CUBA GALLERY

Diving in Santiago de Cuba

Diving in Santiago is all about wrecks and seasons.  Given the mountainous surrounds, the visibility can be badly impacted by the rainy season run-off, so stick to the winter months and plan your trip from September to April.

For the wreck diver, there is no better place in Cuba to dive! The Spanish-American war of 1896 has left a graveyard of ships, ranging from coal careers to destroyers, dotted along the coastline. The vast majority of wrecks are relatively un-dived, intact, and combined with the amazing story that surrounds the war, offer the diving historian plenty of first class dives. That said, some of the wrecks, especially the Cristobal Colon, involve a scramble down the beach and a challenging entrance through the surf!

 

There are also plentiful modern wrecks to dive too - victims of tropical storms and a hurricane that hit this coast - an upturned ferry, marine patrol vessel and fishing boats also make great dives.

WEATHER

Winter average of 27°C / 81°F 

Spring average of 28°C / 82°F

Summer average of 32° C / 90°F

GETTING HERE

Flights from LONDON

9 hours

Flight from HAVANA

2 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 5 hours

Deep Thought

This part of Cuba is completely unspoiled.  Santiago de Cuba is vibrant city with wreck diving that should not be missed.

- John   

WATER TEMPERATURES

Winter average of 27°C / 81°F 

Spring average of 27°C / 81°F

Summer average of 29° C / 84°F

VISIBILITY

20 to 40m / 65 to 130 ft average

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