In our city one of the most popular nautical activities are the boating on the bay, which you can book through our travel agencies (See Useful Information) or directly to the Marina Marlin located 2 km from the city on Calle 35 / 6 and 8 Punta Gorda. Phone: 43551620. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cienfuegos Bay is one of the most beautiful of the Country, doing a tour by its calm waters will allow you to contemplate the city from other point of view.
Boating on the Bay of the City of Cienfuegos at Sunset
For this occasion you will enjoy one of the most beautiful natural spectacles, the sunset, unique experience that can only be realized in our bay of Jagua.
2. Experienced crew
3. Recorded Music
4. Liquids per person
Price: 16.00 CUC per person.
Boating on the Bay of the City of Cienfuegos with view to the Jagua Fortress
For this occasion we propose during your tour to visit the Fort Our Lady of Los Angeles de Jagua, unique of its type in the Central region.
2. Experienced crew
3. Recorded Music
Price: 16.00 CUC per person.
Diving & Snorkeling in Cienfuegos
Diving and Snorkeling are other of the nautical activities in Cienfuegos, at the Rancho Luna beach, more than 30 points of immersion await your visit.
Dive in the southern coast of Cienfuegos in practicing this sport in one of the most beautiful places in Cuba. Caves, labyrinths, vertical walls, more than 10 sunken ships, all framed between the mysteries and whims of the coral formations full of tropical species and a paradise of submarine photography.
On the zone we have secure diving all year long due to its meteorological and oceanographic conditions, in great transparency of the clean waters that contribute the current of the gulf, allowing a very advantageous visibility.
The temperature of the water is generally high (between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius), with very few cold days (between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius), during the December-February season.
The platform of Cienfuegos coast, like almost all of Cuba, is narrow, a few hundred meters from the beach, reaching great depths, practicing diving between 6 and 40 meters, approaching the abysmal vertical drop.
In addition to the large number of sponges, gorgonians, flora and fauna in general, a special motive is the sunken ships, which because of the position and conditions allow the diver to practice the underwater sport without risks of any kind, as well as wrecks of all the eras that are seen in the funds bordering the coast and also inside the bay.
The prevailing currents and temperature are important indicators for the development of different life forms, which allow us to have the largest specimen of column coral (Dendroggyra cilindrus) reported in Latin America. Many divers know it as "Notre Dame" Or "Lady of the Caribbean", for its remarkable majesty and beauty.
Main Spots for Nautical Activities in Cienfuegos
East and West Crowns:
Attractions: Vertical wall, sunken ship, coral life, flume lines.
Depth: 40 m / 132 ft.
Visibility: 20 - 35 m / 115 ft. (Rainy season: 15 to 20 m / 66 ft.)
Description: The site is in the vicinity of the lighthouse "Las Coloradas" so it is also known as the tongue of the lighthouse or crown of the lighthouse. The wall is covered with underwater life and several fish appear and hide in the presence of divers. This point combines, as only a few do, the attractions of the area: the vertical wall, the canalizos, a sunken ship and abundant coral life.
Cable “El Inglés”:
Attraction: History, coral life, semi wall.
Depth: 20 m / 66 ft.
Coordinate: 22°1´54´´ 80°26´21´´
Visibility: 20 - 30 m / 99 ft. (Rainy Season: 15 a 20 m / 66 ft.)
Description: The site is near the lighthouse of Las Coloradas, it shows the remains of the English cable, as it is commonly known by the nationality of the company that installed these lines of communication that went from Cienfuegos to Santiago de Cuba, by the east, and The south coast of Havana, to the east. The same settled on April 26, 1876, to connect our city with Santiago de Cuba and allow telegraphic communications with the U.S. and Europe. During the Spanish - Cuban - American War in 1898, Cienfuegos was blocked by the US Navy, and lines of communication were cut, with the support of Cuban troops on the ground. The dive course begins at 10 m / 33 ft deep, from the coral reef and you can see the cables falling into the depths. The remains of the cable are conquered by marine life, showing beautiful sceneries, especially where the cables are suspended between the reefs. Coral life is abundant, as are gorgonians, small coral fish, and remains of sunken ships.
Attraction: Coral life, flume lines, sunken ships.
Depth: 12 m / 40 ft.
Coordinates: 22°1´58´´ 80°26´10´´
Visibility: 20 - 30 m 99 ft. (Rainy Season: 12 a 20 m / 66 ft.).
Description: This site is located in the coral reef west of the center of the Diving zone. The coral is known as Notre Dame or Lady of Caribbean and is a huge column of coral formation, dendroggyra cilindrus, approximately 5 m/17 ft. high from its base, 9 m / 30 ft. deep, to the highest column. Although the main attraction is to contemplate this magnificent coral, there are many other coral formations and canals that make the diving very pleasant. There are also remains of two sunken ships where they shelter small multicolored fish. But undoubtedly, the protagonist of this submerged garden is the majestic coral Notre Dame that is recognized as the largest column coral in Cuba of all those who know each other.
Attractions: canals and tunnels, coral life, wall.
Depth: 40 m
Coordinates: 22°2´00´´ 80°25´45´´
Visibility: 20 - 35 m / 115 ft. (Rainy Season: 15 a 20 m / 66 ft.).
Description: This site has a very peculiar configuration and training that exceeds the whims of the rugged platform in this area. Its different channels allow making to four routes or circuits from its starting point, hence its name. The most liked and complicated circuit is a tunnel that descends up to 30 m / 99 ft. deep, where you can see numerous sponges and gorgonias of interesting shapes. One of the major attractions is the exit to the slope while observing the intensity of it at the end of a tunnel.
Attractions: Sunken ship, wall, coral life, canals and tunnels.
Depth: 35 m / 115 ft.
Coordinates: 22°1´45´´ 80°25´38´´
Visibility: 20 - 30 m / 66 ft. (Rainy Season: 12 to 15 m / 50 ft.).
Description: Here is a ship of steel sunk to a depth of 16 m / 53 ft on the sand, observing in its vicinity interesting formations of the madreporite; Mushroom coral banks that cover the underlying rocks giving way to steep canals leading to a slanted wall where sponges are very attractive for their color and shape. It is not dangerous to get into the boat, because it has no obstructions, having several exits.
Guajimico. (20 diving zones)
Another very attractive diving area is Guajimico located on the south coast of the island of Cuba on the road that links our city to Trinidad, in an environment of natural purity, attractive forests, caves and small hidden beaches. Its seabed is characterized by the presence of walls, tunnels, massive corals, Venus sea fans and tropical fish. Recommended dips: the Poza, Orange Mouth, Boca Ambuila, Gunabana, Ceiba, Farallón, Real, Blue Lady and Paradise.
Snorkeling in the Cienfuegos Coral Reef
Snorkeling in the coral reef is another nautical activity to do in the Cienfuegos diving area. Includes: navigation to the barrier, lifejackets, snorkeling set, snorkel guide, water, toilet, showers and a Nautical activities instructor as a guide for carrying out the activity. Time of snorkeling (1 hour of sea) and return to the Center of Diving Faro Luna. Price: 20.00 cuc.
Also offers dive classes for those who want to learn.
Diving in Cienfuegos
Operator: Náutica Marlin Cienfuegos.
Didactics: ACUC and SNSI.
Boat: Taxi boat.
Compressor: BAUER K Versículos.
Tanks: 20 Steel and 20 Aluminum 12 liters.
Classes: Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced and Specialties.
|Scuba Diver / Easy Diver
|Open Water Diver
|First Aid Diver
All courses except the Resort include International Certification, Diving Instructor, boat, all the diving equipment, Kit with teaching material and other materials, Classroom classes, pool exercises.
Oxygenation equipment: Yes
Nearest Hyperbaric Chambers: Naval Military Hospital "Dr. Luis Díaz Soto "at 254 km.
Dive sites: 30 official dive sites.
Among its options are contemplative diving, which include initiation classes, and titration and practice of this sport in more than 30 official diving points. Up to two dives per day can be performed to obser ve marine species in the depths.
Price 35.00 CUC (the first dive)