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Address: Calle 59 y Playa in Varadero | Retiro Josone, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
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+53 54879091
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Barracuda dive center

Just returned from my second dive week with Barracuda dive center, I found the staff very willing to help, Friendly and very competent. You do not need to take your own gear with... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2016
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My now fiancée and I took our certification last spring and had 10 and 13 dives respectfully. I took my equipment down as I took the ring and sign under water for the engagement! She used the rental gear that was in poor shape, we could hear air leaking but were reassured that it was acceptable. We had no safety... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We signed up for the snorkeling and decided on this as it would be on the other side of the island - calmer water. 45cuc's - small group of 9 - took us 2 hours to get there for just over an hour of snorkeling. Not bad, but have been to better snorkeling places. After snorkeling we went to a... More 

Thank jmvett
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

I just returned from Varadero and did 4 dives with Barracuda Dive Center. I found the company to be extremely disorganized and had very old equipment. Our first dive was on a Russian Frigate at about 100 feet. It didn't matter that I was only certified to 60 feet but this is consistent around the Caribbean. The boat was in... More 

1 Thank Pat C
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

I've heard of the big 18-person dive trips where it's like herding cattle, but never experienced it before until our trip on 02/21/17. I chose this shop (also known as Barracuda Diving) because it was recommended in our Lonely Planet Cuba book 2015 edition. We stayed at the Melia Marina, the last hotel on the eastern tip of Varadero at... More 

Thank displayedname
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

My fiancee and I just got qualified in Oct. We booked are vaction to cuba in hopes of fitting in some scuba diving; we found this with Barracuda. The prices looked great; got four dives for 120CUC. First day of 2 dives we went to the Bay of Pigs; great site, lots of coral, great visibility and lots to see.... More 

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wasaga beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Just returned from my second dive week with Barracuda dive center, I found the staff very willing to help, Friendly and very competent. You do not need to take your own gear with you, you can use there's at no extra charge the equipment looks well used but I did not see any problems with it. Very good large boats... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Went on a trip with this company and as I was flying the following day I couldn't dive. When I saw the state of their equipment I was pretty relieved that I had only planned to snorkel. There are some interesting corals but not a huge variety of fish to see when snorkelling - nothing in comparison to other places... More 

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Peace River, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

I am 66 years old and decided to try SCUBA diving. They spent 1 1/2 hours on lessons in the pool first. I learned all the basics for a successful dive. They said the dive would be about 45 minutes and it lasted 64 minutes. It was a very interesting experience lots of coral and fish. I went to a... More 

2 Thank Larry A S
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Had 2 dives with Barracuda to the Bay of Pigs. Unfortunately it takes about 3 hours to get there and 3 hours back on the bus. The divers were appropriately put into groups of similar experience and the briefing was fine. It is a shore dive to a beautiful reef and a smallish wreck, which I lied to see. I... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Reasonable holiday dive centre. Usual issues with kit that has been well used but all ok. As the weather was poor we went to The Bay of Pigs. Long 2.5hrs trip (11hrs round trip). Worth it for 1 day but would not go back having done it. 1 customer was told he would see the Russian Frigate to get him... More 

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