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Snorkelling in Havana

  • 28 reviews | 237 travellers
    This was a phenomenal experience! Ama was very kind, accommodating, patient, informative and clearly cares for her clients as well as the environment. I would highly recommend this for visitors who want to experience snorkeling with great reefs, fishes and even a capsized ship!
    10 Maria-elizabeth
  • Free cancellation up to 7 days before
  • Free cancellation up to 7 days before

A 19th-century shipwreck still lies at the bottom of the sea on Havana's coast. Dive down and explore it with this snorkelling activity and learn about the history of the shipwreck.

A 19th-century shipwreck still lies at the bottom of the sea on Havana's coast. Dive down and explore it with this snorkelling activity and learn about the history of the shipwreck.

Snorkelling in Havana

It's the end of the 19th century. After a series of diplomatic tensions, war breaks out between Spain, the United States and Cuba who's fighting for its independence. Some remains of this conflict are still buried under the waters of the Caribbean sea. To discover them for ourselves, we'll pick you up at 9:30 am from the entrance of Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts in a classic 1950s American car.

In just 30 minutes we'll reach the beaches located at 10 kilometres east of Havana. Once we're on the shore, we'll receive an introductory class with physical warm-up exercises and information on the basic safety rules for the activity. When we're ready we'll put on our masks and get kitted out ready to dive in. Throughout the activity you'll be accompanied by two guides who'll have buoyancy aids to offer you more safety. 

Depending on the sea conditions and the fitness level of the group, we'll swim up to one of the following two shipwrecks: the City of Alexandria (300 metres away from the shore, a one hour's swim there and back) or the SS Olivette (750 metres away from the shore, a one and a half hours' swim there and back). 

The SS Olivette sank in 1918, and the City of Alexandria in 1893. As we'll find out, both shipwrecks are very important in Cuban history. We'll be able to dive down and see these half-buried shipwrecks for ourselves. To finish the activity, we'll head back to the shore and enjoy a refreshing coconut water

At the end of the experience, we'll change out of our wetsuits and head back to the starting point at 2 pm in the classic American car we came in. 

Important Information

  • You must be a strong swimmer and be in a good physical condition
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Price

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Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Transfers in a classic American car .

English speaking instructors.

Complete snorkelling kit.

Underwater photos.

Coconut water.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: Not wheelchair accessible. Show more

Intellectual: Has measures for cognitive accessibility.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

This particular activity contributes as follows:

  • Printed material is avoided.
  • No single-use plastics are used.
  • The show represents local culture.
  • The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.
  • The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
  • The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
  • The activity helps vulnerable groups.
  • The activity promotes local production.
  • No printing of documentation required.
  • Has a gender equality policy.
  • Promotes local employment.

Provider

Havana Snorkel Show more

  • Havana Snorkel

    Corporate name: Amanda Maygret Chang Pagés

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - Your safety is our priority. Civitatis works with certified providers for reliable and safe adventures. More information

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Meeting point

Havana's National Museum of Fine Arts.

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