About Us

 ScubaCuba.ca is the result of the alliance between the Marine and Nautical Company MARLIN and Aquasub Scuba Diving Centre Inc. to bring Canadian divers the experience of enjoying their trips to Cuba to the fullest. Organized by experts in the diving and tourism industry, Scuba Cuba offers clients the opportunity to dive in Cuba with the most experienced Cuban instructors who are knowledgeable about local dive sites.

 ScubaCuba.ca packages are designed by specialists experienced in diving around the island. The packages include other activities to complement their diving vacation. We also offer packages for travel companions who are non-divers, so that they feel like part of the group, and everyone enjoys an unforgettable experience. Well connected through their partner Hola Sun Holidays, the Cuba Specialist with airlines, hotels and travel agencies, ScubaCuba.ca gives its clients everything they need for worry-free vacation.

    Who is MARLIN?

 MARLIN is the marine department of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba and develops activities such as excursions and nautical walks, sport fishing (high altitude, bottom fishing or fly fishing), scuba diving, kite surfing, kayaking, beach activities and other water-related recreational activities. It has 5 international marinas: Marina Hemingway, Dársena de Varadero, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba. It has offices in Tarará, Chapelín Varadero, Jardines del Rey, Guardalavaca, Santa Lucía, Jardines de la Reina and a Naval Repair Base in Havana.

 For scuba diving, Marlin has a fleet of 298 boats and many dive centers around Cuba, including Barracuda in Varadero, Faro Luna Diving Center in Cienfuegos, Coco Diving Centre in Ciego de Ávila, Shark’s Friends in Santa Lucia and Cayo Largo east of the Isla de la Juventud,. In addition, Marlin also organizes FOTOSUB, an annual international underwater photography event, designed to showcase the beauty of Cuba’s underwater flora and fauna.

    Who is Aquasub?

 Aquasub Scuba Diving Centre Inc. is a dive centre with its own travel agency, established since 2002, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. AquaSub was founded by Norbert Pietkiewicz, an accomplished scuba diving instructor, former Polish Navy clearance, and commercial diver, with more than 35 years of experience in the dive industry. It is a successful PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Facility that has trained over 12,000 divers at different levels from beginners to dive leaders. Given the short diving season in Canada, Aquasub developed a successful diving program for Cuba due to Canadians’ love for the country and its excellent diving. All AquaSub trips to Cuba are guided personally by Norbert, who has introduced many Canadian divers to the underwater beauty of Cuba as well as its rich culture and history.

    Who is Hola Sun?

 Hola Sun Holidays, the Cuba Specialist, which is a Canadian tour operator with over 30 years of experience in the Canadian Market. Hola Sun Holidays partners with more than 1,900 agencies across Canada and approximately 190 hotels in the island ranging from 2 to 5 stars categories, leading the way in offering the best comprehensive Cuba products for all travellers, catering to different tastes, budgets, and needs. OWG is Hola Sun’s main carrier and it serves 9 destinations in the island through out the year.  Let the Cuba Specialist take care of your next trip to Cuba. 

Meet our team

 Not just another travel agency, not just another tour operator selling seats and rooms: ScubaCuba is a special collaboration and partnership that leverages the combined expertise and experience of Marlin, Hola Sun and AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre to create a diving-focused travel experience.
 
 The ScubaCuba team brings together the most experienced Cuban instructors and guides distributed throughout the island and an established Canadian dive operator in tune with the needs of Canadian customers. ScubaCuba is custom-created dive travel designed by divers for divers: personalized attention and flexible programming to take care of divers and their diving as well as non-diving friends and family.

Norbert Pietkiewicz

PADI TEC Instructor
Norbert has been diving since 1985, first as a Polish Navy clearance diver, then a commercial diver and seafood harvester in Canada. Over the last 20 years, Norbert has owned and operated Aquasub Scuba Diving Centre, training divers and dive instructors, as well as organizing dive trips around the world. Over the years, Norbert fell in love with Cuba as a dive destination. He founded scubacuba.ca to introduce more Canadian divers to the beauty of underwater Cuba and the wonderful people of Cuba
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El Flaco Manzanares

ACUC Trainer Instructor
Scubacuba Faro Luna
Has managed the Faro Luna Diving Center for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, the Center has been established as a scientific observatory that carries out numerous projects with the Cuban scientific community and also the headquarters of Fotosub, an international underwater photography event - a unique event in Cuba.
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Osvaldo Damas

Scubacuba Albacora
He has worked as a dive instructor, guide and manager for Albacora for the past 30 years. He played an important role in the development and execution of organized dive trips with Norbert and Aquasub for more than 10 years. Due to his unique ability, he can locate and set up a dive boat even at the most remote dive site using only his observation skills. Many of us refer to it as human GPS.
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Ahmed Ortega López

Trainer Instructor ACUC
ScubaCuba Barracuda
Specialties instructor (oxygenation, first aid, nitrox, depths, rescue, night current and wrecks) 26 years of experience, 19 years of experience, instructor with more courses taught in Cuba, marketing and management courses!
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Oromelio Rodriguez Salabarria

Instructor Avanzado
Scubacuba Sharks Friends
Years of experience: 27
I started my first steps in diving in 1995, working as a Dive Master combining practice with theory and gained experience, participating in many events and meetings at the National and International level.
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Jorge Millet Corchete

Scubacuba Eagle Ray
I started diving professionally in 1991, continuing my improvement as an open water instructor, first aid, oxygenation, wrecks, caves, nocturnal and paramedic together with the SIUM, as well as the title of ACUC instructor trainer and instructor evaluator trainer.
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Manolo

Trainer Instructor ACUC
Scubacuba Sierra Mar
Specialties instructor (oxygenation, first aid, nitrox, depths, rescue, night current and wrecks) 26 years of experience, 19 years of experience, instructor with more courses taught in Cuba, marketing and management courses!
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Igor

Instructor Avanzado
Scubacuba Cayo Blanco
Has been working as an ACUC Dive Master and Instructor since 1994 training many divers to many levels of recreatiinal diving. Igor is very knowledgeable about local dive sites making him a great choice for an underwater guide.
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Osvaldo

Scubacuba Coco Diving
I started diving professionally in 1991, continuing my improvement as an open water instructor, first aid, oxygenation, wrecks, caves, nocturnal and paramedic together with the SIUM, as well as the title of ACUC instructor trainer and instructor evaluator trainer.
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Yarual Pino

Trainer Instructor ACUC
Scubacuba Blue Diving
Diving Instructor
4642-MA
ACUC
In love with the sea and my profession as a diving instructor, I like to teach and transmit to others that passion for the great blue.
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Reinier Lop

Web programmer
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