PLAYA SANTA LUCIA
A diving destination for lovers of wrecks and bullsharks
Playa Santa Lucia is still a neglected (somewhat without reason) destination on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean; it takes slightly over eight hours (700 km) to get there by car from Havana. And just there we have the chance to dive with one of the most astonishing shark in the world - bullshark (Carcharhinus leucas). This shark can also swim in fresh water thousands of kilometres upstream of the river and live in the lakes of those rivers (its African form was once called Zambezi shark and even considered to be fresh-water shark). It can move and attack even in shallow water half a metre deep; and a hypothesis exists that a lot of attacks on people put down to great white shark were actually committed by bull shark. Although bull shark is sometimes considered to be the most dangerous shark for people, in Playa Santa Lucia no attacks on holiday divers have been reported. Besides bull shark, the area is famous for a number of interesting wrecks full of fish.
Playa Santa Lucia is a very interesting diving destination, suitable particularly for divers who prefer the comfort of an all-inclusive hotel to the accommodation on a ship. With its 20km of white beaches and several nice hotels it is even predetermined for wonderful family holidays with diving. Besides the interesting wrecks, you can see - if you are a bit lucky - one of the most interesting shark - bull shark. However, it is necessary to take into consideration that it is a possibility, in no case a guarantee, of seeing this interesting creature. If somebody insisted on a 100% guarantee of diving with shark, they would have to go to Jardines de la Reina...
Guided trips :
The price from 1,370 euro includes two nights at a hotel in Havana with breakfast, transfer from Havana, 7 days of accommodation in a double room in Playa Santa Lucia with a full board, 10 dives, and transfer back to Havana (the prices are in force from 01-01-2017 until further notice, min. 9 divers).
For individual travellers (without guide)
On-line BOOKING DIVING PLAYA SANTA LUCIA (10 dives = 264 EURO) BOOK YOUR HOTEL (from 43 EURO p.p.) : Club Amigo Mayanabo, Roc Santa Lucia, Brisas Santa Lucia