Visibility is generally good while scuba diving in Cuba and often exceeds 40 meters. To maximize your chances, aim for the dry season. The marine currents are not very strong in Cuba. The northern coast of Cuba, subject to ocean currents present more uncertainty and has large tidal coefficients. Ask your dive club for advice. Levels required: It might be a good choice to learn scuba diving in cuba as the underwater conditions are excellent. However, no American federation is allowed on the island because of the embargo.
Jardines de la Reina is perhaps the most organized diving area in Cuba in terms of diving service and environmental protection. The area enjoys full protection from the Cuban government since 1990-ish. In this area, scuba divers will enjoy the diving with tens of sharks, healthy corals and perhaps to meet a famous crocodile, Franco, a saltwater American crocodile who is frequently visit the floating cabin Tortuga where the scuba divers usually stay.
Photographing saltwater crocodiles in their natural, mangrove habitat is not for the faint of heart. And I’ll admit I have been known to be the “faint of heart” type.