HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Aimed at adventure and nature lovers, Cubanacan Travel Agency is promoting various scuba diving programs in its quest to diversify Cuba’s tourism product.
The agency, a leader in sales for the domestic market and the main cruise agent in Cuba, has designed tours through the west and east of the country for diving activities, including sites of priceless beauty and value.
The first of these tours allows visitors to discover the charms of Cayo Levisa (Pinar del Río), the Havana coastline and the Zapata Swamp (Matanzas), including accommodations in the comfortable facilities of Cubanacan hotel group.
The eastern part of the country invites diving into the depths off the beaches of Covarrubias (Las Tunas), Santa Lucia (Camaguey) and Marea del Portillo (Granma), an ideal opportunity to appreciate the seabed and coral reefs that characterize that region.
During the nine- and ten-days tours, divers can make dives off vertical walls and explore ships sunk during the 18th and 19th centuries still lying on the Cuban seabed.
These programs are designed for adults only, who must show the appropriate international qualification.
Also the removal of any underwater flora and fauna is strictly prohibited, in order to preserve Cuba’s sensitive and valuable ecosystem.
Cuban dive centres have experienced instructors in underwater rescue, first aid, oxygenation and evacuation in case of accidents, including hyperbaric chambers.
The Cuban archipelago is made up of two major islands, other smaller ones and about 4,100 cays that are the summits of seamounts, which area extends for 70,000 square kilometers.
In the recently concluded 34th International Tourism Fair, Cubanacan Travel Agency presented these and other offerings aimed at showing the product diversity that visitors can find on an island rich in history, culture and nature.