A unique attraction in the Varadero
beach area is Marino Cayo Piedras del Norte Park. This barrier
reef has everything to captivate both the professional or amateur
divers and snorkel users. Transparent water and bright colors
prevail, shoals of diverse fishes, corals that seem to be sculptured
and hand-coloured. Besides different sunken ships from the conquest
eras some were recently discovered.
Beauty, adventure and security
characterize this amazing place, that covers two square miles
, 8 miles from the famous Varadero's Spa, the most beautiful
beach of the island and the Marina Gaviota Varadero.
There are various sunken ships
that can be visited in this area, these are some of the most
- Coral Negro: Steel ship that
is 40m length and weighs 140tons. It was sunk on February 5th
1996 at a depth of 27m.
- Naval frigate vessel: Steel structure,
36m in length and weighing 180tons. It shows 4 rocket launching
banks and two pieces of artillery and two 30mm cannons. It was
sunk to a depth of 20m.
- AN-24 plane. It was sunk to a
depth of 15m.
- Naval Frigate. 102m in length
and weighing 1500 tons, equipped with a double 57mm cannon and
a second double 76mm cannon in the poop, 2 x 30mm cannons at
each side of the vessel, a rocket launcher, anti-aircraft artillery
with 2 rockets and two antisubmarine launchers.
It was sunk to a depth of 27m,
the command tower is only 2 meters from the surface. It offers
diving to different depths, depending on the experience and
the level of the visitors.
-Tugboat: Steel structure 29m in
length and weighing 300tons. It was sunk to a depth of 7m.
Dive at any of these sites by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
calling our office when you arrive. We also organize full diving
packages including dives, flight and accommodation.