Jardines de la Reina

A favorite spearfishing and scuba diving spot for Fidel Castro, he had no desire to see it get fished out so fishing was discouraged even before the area was officially a marine preserve. It’s situated 60 miles south of Cuba’s central coast near the village of Jucaro and VERY remote.

Unique to this area is the chance to encounter crocodiles swimming amongst the mangrove forests. You’ll also see more Caribbean fish life species than anywhere else!

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

Los Mogotes

Known as one of the best dive sites within the Jardines de la Reina National Park, Los Mogotes has it all: a mini wall drop off, healthy reef, and cavern overhangs with lots of active marine life.

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Playa Ancon

There is a beautiful coral garden here that also looks quite healthy but the fish life is sparse, possibly due to overfishing by the local community.

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Cayman Brac

With over 50 named dive sites, Cayman Brac, the least populated of the Cayman Islands, has something for everyone. Breathtaking wall dives, great wrecks, and beautiful coral gardens.

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MV Captain Keith Tibbetts (Wreck)

This spectacular wreck lies on the northwest side of Cayman Brac but is also accessible by boat from Little Cayman. This 330-foot-long Koni II class frigate was built for the Cuban Navy by the Soviet Union in 1984. It was purchased by the Cayman Islands and sunk in 1996 as an artificial reef and dive site.

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Buccaneer Reef

Buccaneers Reef is an easy entry shore dive on the western end of Cayman Brac. A thriving reef great for beginning divers and snorkelers alike. Lots of reef life to see.

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Little Cayman

Diving the island of Little Cayman should be on every serious diver’s bucket list! The reefs are pristine, the walls are breathtaking, and the marine life is abundant.

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Jackson Wall and Reef

This site consists of a mini wall, coral head formations, sandy boulevard, and main wall riddled with swim-throughs. As super fun dive and perfect for beginners and advanced divers alike.

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Marilyn’s Cut

Marilyn’s Cut is one of the most popular sites in the Bloody Bay Marine Park. This gorgeous drop-off is best known for its large swim-through and Sid Vicious, a damselfish with anger issues.

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Bloody Bay Wall

Bloody Bay Wall is known as the most spectacular drop-off in the Caribbean. The top of the reef starts in only 20 feet of water and then drops off into the abyss. Visibility here is more than 200 feet! What an amazing dive!

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Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco offers good, easy, shallow diving, in some places right from shore. A great spot for beginners and snorkelers. For more advanced divers you can catch a day charter out to Jardines de la Reina on the other side of the island for amazing diving.

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