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Dive Review of Memories of Jibacoa in
Cuba/Memories of Jibacoa, Varadero

 
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Memories of Jibacoa: "Good beach, poor diving", Jul, 2018,

by Jocelyn Gill, ON, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 10455.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Indonesia, Komodo, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, St Lawrence seaway, lakes and quarries in Canada, Caribbean islands (many), Mexico (Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta), Florida, Belize, ABC islands, Roatan, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
Closest Airport Varadero Getting There Sunwing Vacations

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 30 to 31 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No afternoon nor night dives available.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Underwater photographers with a ton of experience might want to give this destination a pass. If you are looking for a cheap dive destination to practice your ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Iíve been to a number of Cuban dive destinations (Cayo Largo, Havana, Santiago de Cuba), and this one was the worst. Itís very unfortunate that Cubans need to over fish these waters. The result of this over fishing was a distinct lack of any large vertebrates such as groupers, barracuda and cera, sharks, turtles, southern sting rays, green morays, manta rays, and mammals, etc. There was also a distinct lack of large schools of fish such as blue chromis, tangs and creole wrasse. However, there were a few surprises, such as soap fish, scrawled cow fish, orange file fish, glassy sweepers, and a large Caribbean squid. The dive master has a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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