A natural paradise
filled with myths and legends of pirate ships and Spanish
galleons sunk along its coasts. The natural wealth and others
deposited there are only but a part of its treasures. Give
yourself a special treat by exploring this beautiful, silent
The Puertosol María La Gorda International Scuba-Diving
Center is on the Southern coast of the most Western tip of
the Cuban archipelago, at Corrientes Cape on the Guanahacabibes
Peninsula, Pinar del Río Province, 300 kilometers (186
miles) from Havana.
UNESCO has declared the area to be a reserve of the biosphere.
The fantastic scenery and the seabed- rich in marine species,
with coral reefs of impressive beauty- make this an ideal
place for both scuba diving and ecological turism.
Valle de Coral Negro, with coral walls more than 100 meters
long and Salón de María, a cave 18 meters deep
with plumule coral, are musts adjoining areas where the concentrations
of fish during the migratory seasons are truly impressive.
The Puertosol María La Gorda International Scuba Diving
Center is also an excellent place to drop anchor for all yachtsmen
coming from the Yucatán Channel, the Gulf of Mexico
and the Western Caribbean.