What you'll do
We will swim and snorkel near Havana to find the remains of one of either this two ships, SS Olivette or City of Alexandria, both American ships that sank in the waters off Havana in an incredible, historical natural event. Depending on the weather and the guests' skills, we will decide to go to one of them each time. We will meet early in the morning in Old Havana. On the way to the beach, I will tell you the story of the century-old shipwreck. At the beach, we will warm up with simple physical exercises and go over the safety rules. We will also check everybody's comfort with sea activities, as safety is an absolute priority. If needed, we will teach you basic breath-holding techniques. We will swim 450 yards over the coral reef (SS Olivette) or 300 yards (City of Alexandria), until we get on top of the shipwreck. If we are lucky—and any seaman knows that luck is part of the game—we will find the remains of the ships. Normally, you can see the wreck perfectly from the water's surface. The whole expedition might take two to three hours. Later, we can enjoy the beach while sharing stories about other nice snorkeling adventures.
Coconut water / beer
Clothing to swim with
Taxi both ways
-Snorkeling gear (If you have your own gear, bring it. We might not have every size) -Photos
I am Amanda, a linguistics laureate in 2015. I was born in Havana. I have found that I have a natural aptitude for snorkeling and holding my breath. I want my part-time job to include this new passion —sharing the snorkeling experience with people who feel the same passion or just want to discover it.
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Where you'll be
We will swim at Bacuranao / Boca Ciega Beach, 10/20 miles east of Havana. We will start from the shore, slowly swimming to the reef wall, where the ship lies. If necessary, we'll bring a kayak with us. Afterward, if you feel like, we can enjoy lunch (seafood) at the beach or nearby in a nice restaurant.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
We are staying for around 2 hours in the water. Be sure this is physically suited to you.
Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana