Operator: Marlin

Yes

No

Night dives

X

 

Nitrox dives

X

 

Equipment availability

X

 

Diving courses

X

 

-Wall

-Sunken ships

-Barrier

-Channel tunnels

-Tanks: Aluminum 12 lts

-Connection: Din – Int

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

About 18 kilometers from Cienfuegos city, bordering the bay towards the east, it appears, after a hill, the open sea, wide horizon, with Rancho Luna beach at the shore, traditional bathing place of Cienfuegos inhabitants. Six kilometers away it is Pasacaballos Hotel, on the entrance channel of the bay, under the watch of the Jagua Fortress. The main attractive of this area is sunken under the transparent waters of the silence world.

Between Los Colorados and Gavilanes points, a wide inlet opens where the platform extends up to 200 meters offshore in front of Rancho Luna beach before sinking to the abysm. In this area the recreational contemplative diving is practiced in 30 official dive sites characterized by the diversity of its flora and fauna and the way they mix to enchant divers.

In the central south region there are other important diving areas, splendid underwater sceneries. These sites can be reached by boat or by road taking the excursions from the diving center.

 

Diving area

List of the 30 official dive sites

Description of the five most reknown dive sites

Excursions

Dive Center – Scuba Cuba Faro Luna

Dive center technical sheet

Courses ACUC

Why choosing Faro Luna for a journey of dive?

The diving area of Faro Luna characterizes for its diversity, and the platform appears curiously accidental bottoms depicting channels, tunnels and monticules that feature real labyrinths.

 

The colorful bottoms are colonized by corals which reefs rise up to a few meters near the surface in some points. Corals, sponges, seaweed and gorgonies form this submerged garden, where many sea-life species have their natural habitat. The coral column (dendroggyra cilindrus) is very common, which magnifies in the reef called Notre Dame or The Lady of the Caribbean, rising more than five meters high.

On sand among the rocky bottom, rest several sunken ships, covered by multicolor life where many fishes and other pleasant surprises find refugee. There are also historical sites as the English cable, while still others callously watch the legends inheritaged from the natives, former inhabitants of Jagua. The vertical walls apart the submerged garden from the limits of appreciative diving (40 mts), a farewell with the spelling contrast of the blues.

 

Depths of diving points in the plattform range between 5 and 40 meters, and there are many points ideal to snorkeling and underwater photography, enjoyable as much for the companniards of the divers as for them themselves.

 

All the diving sites (officially 30) are near the coast, and the farthest can be quickly reached by motor boats in less than 10 minutes from the diving center.

 

Depth

m / ft

Attractiveness

Snorkel

Channels

Tunnels

Coral

Life

Sunken

Ships

Vertical

Wall

1.   Los Huecos

30 / 99

 

X

 

X

 

2.   Boya de Recalo

25 / 83

X

X

 

X

 

3.   Barco del Canal

35 / 116

 

 

X

 

 

4.   El Canto

40 / 132

X

X

 

X

 

5.   La Corona

40 / 132

X

X

X

X

 

6.   La Coronita

35 / 116

X

X

 

X

 

7.   Barco Arimao

35 / 116

X

X

X

X

 

8.   El Cable Inglés

20 / 66

X

X

 

 

X

9.   El Coral

12 / 40

X

X

X

 

X

10.   Rancho Club

12 / 40

X

X

X

 

 

11.   La Patana

35 / 116

X

X

X

X

X

12.   Los Palos

9 / 30

X

X

X

 

 

13.   El Canal

20 / 66

X

X

 

X

X

14.   El Laberinto

40 / 132

X

X

 

X

X

15.   Los Tres Amigos

40 / 132

X

X

X

X

 

16.   Los Mogotes

30 / 99

 

X

 

 

 

17.   Patanita

13 / 43

X

X

X

X

X

18.   Faro Luna

12 / 40

X

X

 

X

X

19.   Angélica

30 / 99

X

X

 

X

 

20.   Camaronero III

35 / 116

X

X

X

X

 

21.   Camaronero II

35 / 116

X

X

X

 

 

22.   Rancho Luna I

12 / 40

X

X

 

X

X

23.   Rancho Luna II

12 / 40

X

X

 

X

X

24.   Rancho Luna III

12 / 40

X

X

 

X

X

25.   Los Cabezos

12 / 40

X

X

 

 

X

26.   Punta Barrera

35 / 116

X

X

 

X

 

27.   Patanita II

15 / 50

X

X

X

 

 

28.   El Bajo

30 / 99

X

X

 

 

X

29.   Punta Gavilanes

40 / 132

X

X

X

X

X

30.   La Guasa

35 /116

X

X

X

X

X

Dive center technical sheet

Contemplative scuba diving with compressed air / Day and Night dives / Excursions by boat or road / Rental Equipment / ACUC courses with International Certification / Snorkeling / ...

Characteristics:

Maximum Depth: 40 metros = 132 feet Average visibility: 30 mts, on rainy season 15 meters. Average temperature of water: 26 0 C. Winter: 24 0 C. Summer: 28 0 C.. Instructors: ACUC. Boats: 2 fast motor boats Taxi w/ 2 F/B Yamaha; 10 pax each. Compressor: Bauer Versiculos 4 filling takes. Tanks: Steel 12 Lts w/ connection DIN or INT. Available, Nitrox 32 and Nitrox 34.

Excursions by boat

From Cienfuegos, Faro Luna – based, the visitor can dive not only in the area of Faro Luna, but also navigate to extraordinary spots due to its marine life conservation and biodiversity, on underwater banks, keys surroundings and a blue hole; or move by road to unique sites as cenotes and other ones near the coast.
By the southern seas or the central region of Cuba, en route to Cayo Largo from Cienfuegos, splendid sceneries treasured awaiting the diver. Such as the Jagua Bank, submerged bank with more than six miles long, that in some points is only 5 meters (16.5 fsw) deep, and Cayo Guano del Este, a group of keys featuring beaches and isolated places in wich whereabouts the bottoms are wonderful. There are still other sites, farther away, like the Sigua Blue Hole and other keys, all unspoiled and magnificent. The navigation times to the points vary from 5 minutes to the most distant 15 minutes All this sites can be reach by boat, taking on-board excursions from the diving center.

Excursions by road

From Cienfuegos, Faro Luna – based, the visitor can dive not only in the area of Faro Luna, but also navigate to extraordinary spots due to its marine life conservation and biodiversity, on underwater banks, keys surroundings and a blue hole; or move by road to unique sites as cenotes and other ones near the coast.
All this sites can be reach by road, taking land excursions from the diving center.

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