There are far superior dive sites around Cuba than the ones off the Varadero coast, but with several diving clubs on the peninsula this is one of the best-served areas for diving. The clubs here can offer diving equipment and instruction, and can arrange excursions to elsewhere in the province, commonly to the Península de Zapata in southern Matanzas. Most of the local dive sites are on the coral reefs around the offshore cays to the east of Varadero, such as Cayo Blanco and Cayo Piedras, where there are various wrecks, and also at Playa Coral, with a coral reef just 30m from the shore along the coast towards Matanzas. As well as the standard coral reef visits, clubs usually offer night- and cave-dives, the latter often in the Cueva de Saturno to the west of Varadero, not far off the Vía Blanca.

 

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