Cubaism Products: Scuba Diving Classes & Sessions
The International Diving Center “María la Gorda” is located is in most western province of Cuba, Pinar del Rio and is ideal place for both, beginners and experienced divers. The dive Centre is efficiently run and the dive guides give excellent briefings and try very hard for you to get the most out of your diving. More information and photos about the hotel and diving centre you can find at Villa Maria La Gorda Website. (link to www.villamarialagorda.com)

Prices for diving are: 3 dives – 100.80 CUC, 6 dives – 150.00 CUC, 8 dives 192.00 CUC, 10 dives 230.40 CUC, 12 dives – 265.20 CUC and include tanks, weights, transport from hotel to and from diving centre, & one instructor for every 6 divers. Price does not include masks, flippers & wetsuits. Prices for diving lessons are: Introduction course (1) – 43.20 CUC, Introduction course (2) – 62.40 CUC, Open Water – 350.40 CUC, Advanced – 240.00 CUC, Master Diving Dive – 336.00 CUC. Minimum age for diving - 12. Duration – 45 min/dive.

Transfer in a bus from any Hotel in Havana to Hotel Maria la Gorda and back can also be arranged. Transfers are every day at 8.00a.m from Havana Hotels, returning at 15.00 p.m.. Exact time for return transfer must be re-confirmed at hotel reception when you arrive.

One way transfers prices are: 1 person – 72.00 CUC, 2 – 60.00 CUC, 3 to 10 people – 48.00 CUC and more then 10 people – 36.00 CUC per person . Return: 1 person: 120.00 CUC, 2 to 4 – 96.00 CUC, 5 to 7 – 84.00, 7 to 10 people – 70.00 CUC and when there are more than 10 people - 60.00 CUC per person

*** Rates shown above are in CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos). Please note, you will be charged in GBP, based on mid-market rate of exchange on the date of paying.


The following can be rented and paid locally:
  • Long-Sleeved Wet Suite - 6.00 CUC per day or 3.00 CUC per dive.
  • Short-Sleeved Wet Suite - 5.00 CUC per day or 2.50 CUC per dive.
  • Life jacket / vest - 5.00 CUC per day or 2.50 CUC per dive.
  • Regulator - 5.00 CUC per day or 2.50 CUC per dive.
  • Slippers - 0.00 CUC per day or 0.50 CUC per dive.
  • Mask - 3.00 CUC per day or 1.50 CUC per dive.
  • Snorkel - 1.00 CUC per day or 0.50 CUC per dive.
  • Torch - 5.00 CUC per day or 2.50 CUC per dive.
  • Lead Belt - 1.00 CUC per day or 0.50 CUC per dive.
  • Complete equipment set - 15.00 CUC per day or 7.50 CUC per dive.
  • Renting Equipment rates can be changed by the diving centre at any time.


    The International Diving Center El Colony is well-known diving centre in the province of Isle of Youth. It has 56 sites of high level diving offering beautiful coral reefs, sunken ships and big verity of different type of fish including angelfish, rock hind, eagle ray, whale and bull sharks, stingrays and many more. More information and photos about the hotel and diving centre you can find at Hotel El Colony Website. (link to www.hotelelcolony.com)

    Prices for diving are: 3 dives – 87.80 CUC, 6 dives – 155.55 CUC, 8 dives 215.55 CUC, 10 dives 252.20 CUC, 12 dives 300.00 CUC and include tanks, weights, transport from hotel to and from diving centre and one instructor for every 6 divers. Price does not include masks, flippers & wetsuits. Night dives are available on request. Minimum age for diving - 18. Duration - 45 min/dive.

    *** Rates shown above are in CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos). Please note, you will be charged in GBP, based on mid-market rate of exchange on the date of paying.



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