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Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana

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Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana

295 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian, Spanish
snorkeling

Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana

snorkeling

Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana

295 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Italian, Spanish

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, historic 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 nice snorkeling adventures. If there are no availabilities in the calendar for the dates you are looking for, please, CONTACT ME!

Your host

Learn more about Ama Y Ale

Ama Y Ale

My name is Amanda and I am a young enthusiastic Cuban that has fallen in love with the sea. I didn’t know what an amazing activity snorkeling was until I met my partner, Ale, who is a regular swimmer and apneist. Since then, the sea is a force binding us together. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, I was dwelling on ways of improving our lives and decided that sharing this new passion with others was the best way. Then Ale suggested a shipwreck he knew off and the idea really excited me. By those chances in life, we did our first experience on the SS Olivette on January 12th, 2018, exactly the 100th anniversary of the wreck, and since then, we visit it every weekend! You can look at our accounts for more info: Instagram: @amandahavanasnorkel Facebook: Havana Snorkel

What's included

Drinks
Coconut water / beer
Tickets
Clothing to swim with
Transportation
Taxi both ways
Equipment
-Snorkeling gear (If you have your own gear, bring it. We might not have every size) -Photos

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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 (optional, extra cost) in a nice and warm Abanay´s house. She is a chef who will cook for us typical Cuban dishes... the moment to enjoy the company and good talk!

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

More tips

We are staying for around 2 hours in the water. Be sure this is physically suited to you. My cellphone is +535 3576551, in case you need any other information!

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Ama Y Ale
Snorkel to a Shipwreck in Havana
295 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ171/person
295 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ171/person