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It is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula, between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Straits of Florida, some 140 km east of Havana, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca highway. The peninsula is only 1.2 km wide at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. This spit of land however extends more than 20 kilometers from the mainland in a northeasterly direction and its tip, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba.
At the northeastern end of the peninsula there is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches. The Hicacos Point Natural Park is a 3.12 km² (1.2 sq mi) ecological preserve established in 1974. It contains the 250 m (820 ft) long Cave of Ambrosio, Mangón Lake (home to 31 species of birds and 24 species of reptiles) and the ruins of the La Calavera (The Skull) Salt Works (one of the first salt works to be constructed by the Spanish in the New World). The cays developed off shore, such as Cayo Piedras and Cayo Cruz del Padre are the western most part of the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago. Source: Wikipedia
The dive zone extends for more than 40 miles including the nearby cays with a depth varying between 4 and 35 meters. There are almost 30 dive sites including wreck (AN-24 aircraft, etc.). Most sites are in Parque Marino Cayo Piedras del Norte, northeast of Varadero (1hr by boat). Don't miss the blue hole :)
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|Dive sites (12)||Quality||Avg depth||Max depth||Experience||Dive type|
|Barco Hundido||- / -||10 m||15 m||All divers|
|Blue Hole||- / -||20 m||70 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Cajilone||- / -||15 m||20 m||All divers|
|Canal||- / -||7 m||10 m||All divers|
|Carbonera||- / -||20 m||35 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
|El Cayel de Camacho||- / -||18 m||25 m||CMAS * / OW|
|La Pared||- / -||40 m||90 m||CMAS *** / Rescue|
|Los Pinos de Camacho||- / -||15 m||25 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Mella||- / -||15 m||25 m||All divers|
|Paradise||- / -||30 m||40 m||CMAS *** / Rescue|
|Playa El Coral||6 / -||8 m||15 m||CMAS * / OW|
|Power plant||- / -||20 m||60 m||CMAS ** / AOW|
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