Havana is Cuba’s busy capital. The city, founded by the Spanish in the 16th century attracts over a million of tourists annually. Havana offers a great variety of history, culture and ancient monuments, making a visit more than worthwhile. As the city is located close to the water, Havana not only has an impressive harbor, but the area is also surrounded by beautiful beaches.
The beaches surrounding the Cuban capital grant you more than 70 dive sites, with beautiful coral reefs providing refuge for a great variety of tiny fish, sponges and gorgonians. The reef runs near and parallel to the coast and drops off step by step down into the deepness. Some of the main attractions for scuba divers are several small caves and shipwrecks. Even though, many shipwrecks can be found in the area, most of them are hard to access.
The Jibacoa coral reef is an unforgettable place for snorkeling and scuba diving, because the quantity of tropical sea life beneath the surface is simply astounding. It is ideal for the development of corals, hydrozoa, bivalves, sponges and algae.