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Discovering Cuban Reef Species

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Discovering Cuban Reef Species

1 review
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
snorkelling

Discovering Cuban Reef Species

snorkelling

Discovering Cuban Reef Species

1 review
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will pick you up at your location (hotel or private house) at 8:00 am, then we'll take a 50 minutes road trip (35 km) to Playa El Salado (El Salado beach). On our way there, we'll get to know each other better and information about the sites we're passing through will be given to you, so you get to know the surrounding areas. Once there, we will take the equipment and go to the beach. Prior diving into the sea, we'll explain the intinerary and the main safety rules inside the water. Then, while snorkeling you'll get to know the marine ecosystem, how the different species coexist and interact with each other. Afterwards, we'll teach you about Cuban Coral Reefs; the main species identified and the problems they face nowadays as well as the ways to solve them (as a way of promoting marine conservation through a better understanding of this ecosystem) At the end, we will have a tasty lunch so you could have the opportunity to try out some Cuban traditional food before taking our way back.

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Your hosts

I was born in Havana. I love adventure and the 'salty life', so I'm all passionate about all related to the sea and marine life; and I enjoy sharing this passion with others, I'm a SNSI advanced,nitrox,and rescue scuba-diver, so I have experice in sea water activities and security norms. I'm Biologist too, thus I can teach you all I've learned about the main Caribbean Reef Species and how to protect them. Ian, my co-host, was also born in Havana. Since the age of eight he started practicing water activities due to doctor orders to strengthen the spine muscles. Today, both of these (Medicine and Swiming) have become an intimate part of his life. He recently gained the degree of Doctor in Medicine and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / Enriched Air Diving. He's very pasionate about these aspects and it brings him joy showing them to others.
Sandra
Sandra
Ian
Ian

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Where you'll be

When it comes to Cuban beach zones, Playa El Salado figures amongst the most relevant ones, located in Baracoa (Artemisa), at the western side of Cuba, aprox. 30 km from Havana. It possesses an admirable coral reef with excelent conditios for snorkeling and scuba-diving. It took its name due to the unsual saltiness of its waters, being probably one of the most salty ones due to natural conditions of the zone.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. You only need to have basic swim skills, be enthusiastic and enjoy the sea

What to bring

You must bring towels, bathing suit and sun lotion.

More tips

Transport is NOT INCLUDED in the initial fee. The taxi will cost $60 extra. If you travel with several people would be more economical because you can divide the payment amongst yourselves. Ex. 1 person = $60, 2 people = $30 each, 3 people = $20 each...
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Discovering Cuban Reef Species
1 review
From $58/person
1 review
From $58/person