Liveaboard Diving in Isla De La Juventud
What To Expect On a Isla De La Juventud Liveaboard
Liveaboards to Isla De La Juventud normally visit the marine national park of Punta Frances, a stunning and remote area of natural beauty in Cuba. Isla De La Juventud is the second largest Cuban island, and the seventh largest in the entire West Indies. Literally translated as 'Isle of Youth', and locally known as Treasure Island, it is famous for spectacular white sandy beaches, unparalleled wildlife, and incredible scuba diving.
Liveaboards in Isla De La Juventud are modern, equipped with all necessary safety equipment along with luxury amenities to ensure a holiday full of style, relaxation, and of course diving. Liveaboard diving in Isla De La Juventud will allow guests to log multiple dives per day, giving ample opportunity to explore the best sites around the island.
Isla De La Juventud Underwater
Visibility is excellent in every site around the island, ranging from between 20 and 40 metres and occasionally reaching more than this making a dive liveaboard to Isla De La Juventud a great addition to your Cuba itinerary. Water temperatures have an annual average of 24 degrees Celsius, and the weather is normally ideal. There are several sites to explore, but the best diving is undoubtedly at Punta Frances, which is around a 90 minute sail from Isla De La Juventud. Large fish are common here, including the particularly striking giant Tarpon, which can grow to around 2 metres long. Divers have the opportunity to see Turtles, Eagle Rays and sharks from time to time, which are regularly accompanied by Nassau groupers, Black Groupers, and Barracuda.
A few sites showcase great examples of black coral colonies, which will be good news for underwater photographers. There's also a couple of wrecks which can be dived if the guests and crew decide to, again offering fantastic photo opportunities for those interested due to the guns, ladders and anchor ropes still in tact.
Getting To Isla De La Juventud
Isla De La Juventud is located some way from the Cuban mainland, directly south of the capital Havana. The island can be reached by local flight, but if you want to get the most out of your holiday to Cuba the best plan is to get on a liveaboard tour lasting a few days allowing you to explore the best of what Cuban waters have to offer. Liveaboards in Cuba depart from a variety of different ports, but rather than arrange transfers yourself, it's worth saving the hassle by contacting your liveaboard operator and asking them to pick you up from Havana. The capital has an international airport serving many places across the globe, including Asia, North America (not the US), South America and Europe. The Cuban Convertible Peso is the main currency used by tourists, but cannot be obtained abroad. As such, it's a good idea to bring some cash - Euros, Pound Sterling or Canadian Dollars are best - and change them at the airport on arrival.