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International Diving Centre Eagle Ray

Below palm trees on the beach next to Club Amigo Atlantico hotel, and minutes away from Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel sits Eagle Ray dive centre. BSAC accredited and well equipped with new ScubaPro equipment, this friendly dive centre run very professionally.
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International Diving Centre Eagle Ray

Nestled below the palm trees on a huge beach, right next to the Club Amigo Atlantico hotel, and just a short boat trip from the Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel, sits Eagle Ray dive centre. BSAC accredited, and well equipped with new ScubaPro equipment, this is a small and friendly dive centre run very professionally.

Jorge (George!) and Alex, together with the rest of the team, will welcome you warmly, check your certification and take you through the check in process, providing you with all necessary equipment and showing you around.

Small it may be, but it is a very well equipped centre with compressors on site, a kit drying and changing room, rinse tanks, and kit storage facilities as well as showers and toilets. The classrooms for diver training and learn to dive programmes are a short stroll along the beach to the purpose built training centre and Head Office.

Tables, chairs and parasols on the patios at the front of the centre, right on the beach, provide you with a good opportunity to chat, fill out your log books and rest between each dive.

The diving here is delivered by short speed-boat trips to the sites, all of which are within 15 minutes ride. With over 30 specified dive sites that include small wrecks, soft coral gardens, stunning walls with caves, tunnels and swim-throughs in great viz (20+ metres), even the expert diver will not be disappointed.

Most of the dive sites have a recommended maximum depth within the standard safety limits, although it is possible to drop down to 40-50 metres+ on several of the walls.

It is unlikely (but not impossible!) to see sharks here, but the stunning scenery and almost pre-historic rock formations provide an excellent experience. Soft and hard corals in abundance, a plethora of macro-life, and giant groupers that are often 6' in length are intrigued by us weird neoprene clad visitors, approaching you to within an arms length, and ‘buddying' you for your whole dive. Giant morays that forget they are eels and swim freely in open water, again very close to you, are also not uncommon, and gentle currents and great viz make this relaxing diving in stunning scenery.

There are numerous tunnels and holes to dive through and coming out into the blue at 25m from a drop down into and through the wall gives an excellent opportunity to take a really atmospheric photo, particularly if you are accompanied by a grouper!

Diving here is based on 2 dives per day, 7 days per week and are typically completed by 2pm each day, preventing the diver from abandoning their families for a whole day! Perfect! Additional dives are available, including night diving, with prior arrangement being required – just ask your Travel Advisor!


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Accommodation in the area

  • Blau Costa Verde

    Blau Costa Verde 4* Blau Costa Verde

    Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and enjoying a grand setting facing a beautiful strip of the Guardalavaca beach, the Blau Costa Verde is a fabulous 4* All Inclusive resort that caters for the whole family, with activities for everyone to enjoy!

  • Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort And Spa

    Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort And Spa 5* Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort And Spa

    The beautiful and spectacularly luxurious Paradisus Rios de Oro Resort and Spa is an luxurious oasis of peace and calm in Cuba's beautiful Guardalavaca beach resort. Oozing romance and enchantment this resort offers unforgettable Cuba holidays in paradise

  • Brisas Guardalavaca

    Brisas Guardalavaca 4* Brisas Guardalavaca

    The lovely 4-star Brisas Guardalavaca resort in Cuba's enchanting eastern province in Holguin, offers guests with a great and lush background in which to enjoy relaxing holidays in sheer tranquility and pure seclusion.

  • Playa Pesquero

    Playa Pesquero 5* Playa Pesquero

    The Playa Pesquero is a deluxe 5* hotel in Guardalavaca and the pride of Cuban tourism entities. Having received a blessing by Fidel Castro himself the inauguration of this hotel established a new set of standards for Cuba's hotel industry.

  • Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca

    Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca 3* Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca

    Offering travellers with great 3* Cuba holidays in the blessed Guardalavaca beach resort, the Club Amigo Atlantico is suited to all kinds of travellers looking for great value, friendly service and good entertainment.

  • Sol Rio de Luna y Mares Resort

    Sol Rio de Luna y Mares Resort 4* Sol Rio de Luna y Mares Resort

    An eclectic and fun resort for all, the Sol Rio de Luna y Mares offers travellers of all ages and interests with active Cuba holidays in a privileged beach location overlooking the pristine shores of Playa Esmeralda.


Scuba diving sites

  • La Corona (the crown)

    La Corona (the crown)

    A semi-circular formation resembling the shape of a crown the fantastic seabed found here is made up of big gorgonians and corals with a wide variety of sponges and an extensive range of medium to large tropical fish of all colours and shapes.

  • Canto Bonito (pretty corner)

    Canto Bonito (pretty corner)

    A wall that drops 15 metres down and teeming with lovely fauna of lobster, octopus, crab and coral fish. The site itself is located 35 metres under surface level and surprises visitors time and time again with the charming beauty of its small living gems.

  • El Pesquero (the fishing spot)

    El Pesquero (the fishing spot)

    This place has a living coral bottom with sponges, gorgonians and all kinds of tropical fish of all sizes and shapes. The site's main attraction however are the numerous colonies of rare black coral, an amazing world inviting you to admire its beauties.

  • Casa Coral (coral house)

    Casa Coral (coral house)

    This is a coral barrier with blooming fauna mainly made up of small coral fish, a wide diversity of coral and gorgonians. Sea fans are the main feature of this site that despite being the closest to the surface still manages to surprise with its beauty.

  • La Cadena (the chain) - Guardalavaca

    La Cadena (the chain) - Guardalavaca

    This diving site is in fact a chain with massive links that span the entrance of the Bahamas Channel from East to West. Numerous kinds of different invertebrates have made their home here, you will greet them all whilst swimming at a depth of 40 metres.

  • Guardalavaca Coral Garden

    Guardalavaca Coral Garden

    At 15 metres maximum depth, this is a stunning dive site for a second dive, or perfect for those learning or intent on getting great photos. 10 minutes away from the beach by fast boat, you drop into a huge coral garden, absolutely teeming with life.

  • Corona cave - Guardalavaca

    Corona cave - Guardalavaca

    This dive site offers a healthy reef and coral garden at approximately 8 metres, gorges and channels in the reef edge, a tunnel through the reef edge to the wall, and a drop off down to below 50 metres in places. Something for everyone!

  • Laberinto (labyrinth) - Guardalavaca

    Laberinto (labyrinth) - Guardalavaca

    15 minutes by fast boat from the beach is this spectacular reef formation. With underwater topography that has a prehistoric feel to it, rocky outcrops that are almost like a dinosaurs' armour plating drop down from 8 metres to 35 metres at maximum depth.

  • La Sirena (the mermaid) - Guardalavaca

    La Sirena (the mermaid) - Guardalavaca

    Leaving the dive centre, this dive site is approximately 10 minutes by fast boat. Dropping off into the clear waters on top of the reef (8-10 metres deep) as you descend you are more than likely to spot Giant Grouper, up to 6' in length.



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