A must for underwater photographers of all experience levels. Join photographers from all over the world in this annual event, and discover the mysteries of Cuba’s deep blue waters. An opportunity to dive into uncharted marine territories and become one with sealife. Repeats every year in February. Message us for details on the next edition.
Visit: Havana, Zapata
8 Days / 7 Nights
Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. Warm pickup by our staff and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Evening free at leisure to explore Havana’s nightlife and traditional cuisine.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave at 8:30am to Playa Girón where you’ll check in at Hotel Playa Girón, settle in and enjoy lunch and beach time. Meet at the hotel lobby at 4pm for the event opening, briefing and accreditation. You’ll have time to mingle with fellow participants, then and gather for the inaugural dinner at 7pm.
After breakfast, transfer to local dive sites for the first day of the competition and experience the first recognition dive. You’ll break for lunch at a traditional restaurant and have some time to rest and water recreation. End the day with a dinner at the hotel and the evening free at leisure.
After breakfast, transfer to local dive sites for your second day of the competition and experience 2 competition dives with a sound driving instructor. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, and dinner back at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to a local dive sites for your third day of the competition and experience 2 competition dives. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, and dinner back at the hotel.
Start the day with breakfast, then have some extra time to select the pictures to submit to each modality category. The jury will start their voting at 1pm, and you’ll have the evening free to explore the local town or participate in recreational water activities and get ready for the awards ceremony. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail and awards presentation, as well as a traditional Cuban dinner and entertainment.
Start the day with breakfast, then check-out and leave back to Havana at 10am. Check-in at your hotel and have the day at leisure, with the possibility of adding an optional activity such as doing a city tour, going on a classic American car ride, attending the Cannonball Ceremony or visiting the Cabaret Parisien or Tropicana Club
Check out of the hotel. Transfer to the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana to board your flight back home.
This international underwater photography competition consistently brings together photographers of all levels who appreciate Cuban’s biodiversity and ecosystem. The competition rewards the best marine snapshot hiding our beautiful blue waters. But capturing the marine habitat is just half of the thrill of this adventure will take you deep into Cuba’s blue seas to encounter diverse sharks, turtles, dolphins and other species.
Airport pick-up and drop-off. 2-night accommodation in Havana with breakfast included. 5-night accommodation at Hotel Playa Girón in all-inclusive accommodation. Competition registration and accreditation. Diving instructor. Tanks of compressed air in each dive. Transfers and activities described in the program.
Air tickets to Cuba, tips, medical insurance, visa, meals not mentioned in this itinerary. Optional tours available as add-ons in Havana, including: visits to the Cabaret Parisien, Tropicana Club, classic American car ride, and Cannonball Ceremony.
physical activity level:
Light: Light physical activity required
Standard: Standard Accommodations
private option available:
Prices in US Dollar and subject to change. All hotels will be in especified or similar category. Itinerary subject to change or modifications based on weather conditions, changes in transportation schedule or any other situation beyond our control
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made 30 days before the vacation starting date will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made between the 30 days and 48 hours to the vacation starting date will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within the 48 hours before starting day will be subject to a 60% cancellation fee.