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754 Logged Dives

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!


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

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

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt Water

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 21m

Visibility

  • 23m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Crocodile
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Jackfishes
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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