Scuba/Snorkel in Cuba : Viva la Scuba!

Havana, Cuba

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Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12
Scuba/Snorkel in Cuba : Viva la Scuba!
Havana, Cuba

Globe Drifters
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$2900
Deposit: $1450
Mar 30 - Apr 6, 2019
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife. Cuba has one of the last remaining healthy ecosystems in the Caribbean. While diving, you will see pristine coral reefs, chilling shipwrecks and a plethora of colorful fish! 


While many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea in pursuit of a growing tourist industry, Cuba’s wild landscapes remain unspoiled. Today, about 22% of Cuban land and 25% of its marine habitat are protected by law. The Cuban government has also imposed laws that limit fishing in the waters surrounding Cuba making it an ideal place to dive.


Although the main draw for this trip will be your underwater adventures, we have included many land-based activities so that you can experience Cuba’s vibrant culture. Join us on this amazing adventure as we explore Cuba both on land and at sea.

Available Packages

Scuba Tour
Available until Feb 28th

Accommodation is on a double occupancy basis and if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender. If there is no one of the same gender with whom to pair you, you will not be required to pay the single supplement. Final payment is due 60 days before the trip start date. 

$2900
Deposit: $1450
Snorkel Tour
Available until Feb 28th

Accommodation is on a double occupancy basis and if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender. If there is no one of the same gender with whom to pair you, you will not be required to pay the single supplement. Final payment is due 60 days before the trip start date. 

$2700
Deposit: $1350

Available options

Single Supplement
$450
Extra night in Havana pre-trip
$105
Extra night in Havana post-trip
$105
Airport pick-up
$60
Airport drop-off
$60

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Reviews

A pretty deep dive into several diverse locales in western Cuba, travelling in a small group on a good 24 passenger Chinese built mini bus with a fabulous, knowledgeable, intelligent English speaking young guide named Mickel. Staying at B&B's, or Casas Particulares as they are known in Cuba, was OK if you're not expecting a Hilton Motel. Each one had good clean bedding, strong, but oddly inflexible A/C system, a room safe, and was situated in a good location. Plumbing was usually good but water pressure could pose a problem occasionally. , Water is a common problem in the 'worker's paradise' where everyone is equal, as in equally poor. The Cuban Convertible Peso, pegged to the USD rules; the regular peso of the people is dying a slow death. Rather than recommend this trip, I say that it should be MANDATORY for any American who has an unearned gov't entitlement, especially college grads who have Federally insured loans. I have neither but I still am digesting the experience two weeks later. Cuba is at a crossroads; it can stay the course and wind up like Venezuela, or veer toward private ownership, and prosper like China has done. I blew a kiss to the air when I landed home in FLL. Great trip, but I would like to understand why such an inexpensive location (casas were $20-$65 per night) was over $2500. That was the sole reason I gave it only four stars out of five. Terry G.
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While I would travel with Globe Drifters again and do recommend them, it was Mikel, our Cuba tour guide who really made this trip a cultural experience. It is extremely obvious that he has developed relationships with people in order to enhance travelers experience. And, I lost my passport and Mikel went out of his way to attempt to track it down at the airport where I believed it was lost. He did not have to do that and when he couldn’t find it, he stayed with me the entire 3 hours it took to get a new one. In that process, he remained calm and deciphered how to best get me a new passport. If you go to Cuba with an interest in learning about the country, you will have a great time. If you are interested in bringing items to share with people I’d recommend, bars of soap, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, and sunscreen.