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Cayo Levisa Scuba Diving

The Cayo Levisa scuba diving center offers scuba tanks, weights, boat and dive guide but you have to bring your own wetsuit, mask, fins, regulator, BTU and night diving equipment. Divers must bring their accreditation or Dive License and passport in order to board the boat to Cayo Levisa for scuba diving. 

The Cayo Levisa International Dive Center is operated by Marlin and is located at Costa Norte de la Palma, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

There are four instructors and the daily capacity for scuba diving is ten divers in each of two departures, double immersions available in each departure.

The average annual visibility is twenty horizontal meters and the average annual temperator is 25° Celsius. Overall there are twenty three dive sites.

Our sister site Cuba Diving will offer more information about all the scuba diving sites around Cuba.

cayo levisa cuba scuba diving

Here is the nautical map of Cayo Levisa from Nigel Calder's Cuba - A Cruising Guide.

Recommended Cayo Levisa Dive Sites

La Corona de San Carlos
El Infierno
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La Poza de los Tiburones
La Cadena Misteriosa

Cayo Levisa Scuba Diving Features

Coral reef diving: YES
Wall diving: YES
Wreck diving: YES
Cave diving: No
Night diving: YES
Nitrox Service: No
Equipment rental: YES
Classroom: YES
Dive Courses all levels: YES
Instructor courses all levels: YES
Specialty courses: YES
Photography/Film developing service: No
IN / DIN systems service: No
Training tank (pool): No
Specialized Store: No
Medical office: No

  • Kind of bottom : Coral reefs, walls, shipwrecks. Plenty of flora and fauna. 
  • Compressor :  k-14 
  • Bottles  :  12 litros 12 aluminio      Sheward 
  • Equipment : 10 set Mares 
  • Diving capacity :  20 buzos en dos salidas 
  • Instructors  : ACUC 
  • Dive boats : Una 41 pies 
  • Hyperbaris Chamber : In Ciudad Habana, transfer by helicopter 

Scuba Diving Conditions

at Cayo Levisa

Cayo Levisa is 3 Km (2 miles) long and is formed on a coral reef. The dive zone begins from the coast and has lots of attractions including a qide sessile fauna, a variety of fish and an array of fantastic sea life in a well preserved environment.

In some sites starting from 8 meters (26 feet) you can find star and brain coral, sea fans and feather like gorgonians and among them schools of grunts, sergeant major, parrotfish, surgeonfish and chubs, nassau groupers, medium size snappers and dog snappers along with morays and lobsters.

At 15 and 30 meters (49 and 98 feet) deep, the landscape is formed by big developments of 10 meter long (33 feet) flat corals, which are an amazing show of underwater architecture. You can also see ridges and coral billocks.

The most frequent fish are blue chromis, yellow grunts, yellow-tail snappers, queen angelfish, gray angelfish and big groupers, cubera snappers, dog snappers and black groupers.

The numerous dive sites are on the northern side of the cay, where there is abundant coral, sponges, black coral and medium to large tropical fish. Especially notable is the presence of accessible 17th and 18th century wrecks of archaeological interest. No currents and there are walls at a 20 meter plus depth.

The Guanahacabibes in Pinar del Rio also offer great scuba diving and here is the complete list of scuba diving centers in Cuba.

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