What To Expect On a Cienfuegos Liveaboard
Liveaboard diving at Cienfuegos will normally form the start of a longer tour, where Cuba liveaboards will sail out into the Caribbean over a period of around 7 days in order to visit the world class sites at the Canarreos Archipelago and Cayo Largo. Located around 250 kilometres south of the capital Havana, the city of Cienfuegos, known as the 'Pearl of the South', has a stunning setting and has received many accolades for it's efforts to ensure water cleanliness in it's surrounding beaches and bays. Liveaboard.com features Vision III, a majestic 54 foot yacht of high specification which has been custom built for diving. It is well equipped to ensure maximum comfort for guests, featuring a friendly crew only too happy to accommodate your every need. A Cienfuegos liveaboard will start your Cuba dive safari off with a bang, and will leave any diver itching to see what lies ahead over the following few days.
In the crystal clear waters around Cienfuegos there are more than 30 different sites, with new spots being discovered regularly. Common reports heard from divers who have returned from a live aboard cruise in Cienfuegos consistently mention that they have not encountered visibility as good anywhere in the world. Of course, this is condition dependent, but normally you'll be able to see clearly for 40 metres plus which means that those with an interest in underwater photography will have the best environment to practice their hobby.
Dive sites around Cienfuegos offer a range of diving for all experience levels, with depths ranging from 10 to 30 metres. Some of the corals living here are simply huge - almost reaching the surface, before dropping abruptly to sandy areas on the bottom. The coral formation have uniqe channels running through them as well, in which lurk Groupers, Barracuda, Crab and Lobster. Liveaboard captains will sometimes visit one site with 2 sunken fishing boats, which have flourished as an artificial reef, harbouring all manner of tropical fish species amongst the vast array of colourful corals. If you choose to take a Cienfuegos liveaboard dive safari during winter, it's not unusual to see the huge, graceful and awe inspiring Whale Shark.
Getting To Cienfuegos
Cuban liveaboards diving in this region normally start at the port of Cienfuegos itself. Cienfuegos does have it's own international airport, serving a handful of overseas locations in North and Central America. It's much more common however for tourists to fly into the capital Havana, to the north of the island, as the airport there has flights arriving from across the globe - including Asia and Europe, as well as the Americas. From the capital it's a long drive, but the liveaboard operator can usually arrange this for you from Havana and transfer you to the port.