20.8287, -78.9292

655 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 Diving
  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

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
  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

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

Try Scuba
Scooter / DPV

Want to enjoy longer dives, explore further and cover a large area? The SSI Scooter/DPV Specialty program is the best course for you. Your legs can only take you so far, but with an underwater scooter or diver propulsion vehicle (DPV), you can enjoy easy diving every time. In this DPV course, you’ll learn all you need to safely use DPVs and earn this specialty certification.

Try Scuba
Open Water Diver

If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, the Open Water Diver program is your international certification to be part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about joining. Learning to dive is much easier than you think. The best way to experience this amazing new sport is the SSI Open Water Diver program.

Try Scuba
Shark Ecology

Many people fear sharks, but these awe-inspiring fish are vital for healthy oceans and are truly spectacular to dive with. Join the SSI Shark Ecology Specialty program and you’ll learn how to safely dive with sharks, plus discover how sharks and their behaviors are misunderstood. Upon completion of this program, you’ll earn your SSI Shark Ecology Specialty certification.

Try Scuba
Deep Diving

Are you ready to become a deep diver and explore deeper wrecks, coral-encrusted walls, reefs and more? Many exciting dive sites lie in deep waters and the SSI Deep Diving Specialty will teach you how to get there – safely and with confidence. You’ll learn how to plan and conduct dives to between 18 and 40 meters deep and earn your SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification.


DIVE SITES NEARBY