Spent 7-days @ Sol Cayo Largo resort and scuba dove each day. Excellent destination: really good diving & outstanding people. Sol Cayo Largo appeared to be the most up-to-date resort. Everywhere is close-by. VERY relaxing, not big on night life.
Deserted cay when we rented a boat privately
Stayed at Sol Cayo Largo, Cayo Largo, Cuba- diving at the only Dive Centre there. This is a serious well organized and well equipped Dive Operation. The dive centre operates their own bus to do the pickups for the dive centre. Their storage facility is very well run. After dives and rinsing, we hung our gear on hangers they've made for BC's and wetsuits/skins, etc and when dry they locked them away for the night. The Dive Shop people were all outstanding people with their customers - thoroughly professional and very friendly, wanting to make our dive time a complete success. Plenty of varied dive sites. Very reliable boats set up for diving and a well-greased plan for recovering divers after dives... Matter of fact the 1st boat we were on (about a 30' twin diesel) was the strongest most confident dive boat we've been on. Maybe not the absolute fastest but a great dive boat. As more divers arrived we switched to a larger boat (40' to 45') that while a bit slower was also well set up for diving. All the dive sites we went to were within about a 20 minute 'drive'. The hotel staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Sand is very white and fine.
feeding fish on a dive
Fresh-made Paella station at supper buffet. Lobby bar fast & efficient. Pool restaurant for afternoon snack & drinks. Massage over the pool. The Dive Shop at Marina!! Catamaran tday-trip.
What's really great:
sea turtle that accepted us swimming with it
The Diver Shop staff -- all of them. Both the resort & dive shop really correesponded well via e-mail so we were well set up before our arrival!! If staying at a Sol-Melia resort, get a MaS membership from them before you go: Helps @ check-in and with late check-out.
Catamaran trip stops at deserted cay too!!
Catamaran trip -- or better yet, rent a boat privately from the Dive Shop for an afternoon cruise to deserted cays!!!
Supper at the Int'l Restaurant - great folks!!
Sol Cayo Largo is the best developed, up-to-date resort on the island of Cayo Largo.
Dive Centre Map of Dive Sites
The Dive Shop - very well set up for really good diving. When we were there it was 2-single tank dives per day + ight dive if there were 4 people. Busier season goes to 3-single tank dives + night dive possiblility -- and will change to 2-tank dives if enough want it with a 3rd single tank in the afternoon.