At deeper sites, you will find schools of jack, tuna, tarpon, and barracuda, as well as grunts, snappers, red hinds, parrotfish, squirrelfish, and triggerfish. There is also a surprising array of critters, like lobsters, crabs, shrimps, and numerous other macro species hiding amongst the coral heads.
It is possible to dive all year round, however, due to a large number of cyclones in October and November, we stay away from diving at these times. Sea temperature and visibility are never a problem. For the calmest waters, the best time to visit is between December and April.
The waters of Cuba, unlike many other Caribbean islands, have been spared the fate that commercial fishing has wrought on these shores. This is due to strong environmental protection laws in Cuban territory which ensure that divers are guaranteed a marine spectacular on their visit, with some places that we visit, such as the Bay of Pigs, containing no less than 17 species of coral. Another is Playa Ancon. Here over 40 coral species from the huge reef, bursting with color and attracting hundreds of reef fish beckoning your discovery.