It is located on the southern side of Cuba, about 2.5 – 3 hours southeast of Havana. The towns closest to the Bay of Pigs are Playa Larga in the North and Playa Giron in the south. The water is actually warmer, with water temperatures around 29°C in summer, and drop to 22°C in winter, with air temperatures similarly balmy. Just perfect to enjoy your dive and relax without being swamped by other people.
The Bay of Pigs is a deeply cut bay (approximately 20km), protected from the breaker, with no strong streams, and therefore enjoys permanently excellent visibility. It has plenty of dive sites offering wrecks, walls with tunnels, canals, terraces and caves, and cenotes (sinkholes) with haloclines between the top freshwater layer and the saltwater below, offering the sights of colonies of stony coral, brain coral, gorgonian, and large sea sponge, and numerous schools of coral fish running around between them. Barracuda and little stingrays are quite common in the area as well.