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Varadiving Scuba Club School

#2 of 2 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Matanzas Features Animals
Calle 59 y Playa in Varadero | Retiro Josone, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
+53 5 4879091
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A Great Private Dive

I'm an inexperienced diver, but had a great day with my dive master Ricardo, and his brother. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
very pretty, got engaged! poor company

My now fiancée and I took our certification last spring and had 10 and 13 dives respectfully. I... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Halifax, Canada
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Calle 59 y Playa in Varadero | Retiro Josone, Matanzas 40100, Cuba
+53 5 4879091
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm an inexperienced diver, but had a great day with my dive master Ricardo, and his brother. This being Cuba, the ability to communicate thru technology and making appointments and reservations is always a challenge, but they were relatively on time for our picking up...More

Thank jeffo715
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank gallant87
Reviewed 20 March 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....More

Thank jmvett
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 1 March 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...More

Thank displayedname
Reviewed 2 January 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...More

2  Thank Kirk C
Reviewed 20 December 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...More

2  Thank bourbon2682
Reviewed 8 December 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...More

Thank sarah120861
Reviewed 25 November 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....More

2  Thank Larry A S
Reviewed 4 November 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...More

Thank Darren0733
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What is the email address to contact them?
30 December 2016|
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Response from BarracudaCuba | Property representative |
You can find Brracuda Cuba in FACEBOOK!!
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Hi . what are your prices for dives? I have my open water cert. also have my own equipment. will just need to rent a air tank and weights.. would like to do as many dives I can in 2 weeks.
27 October 2016|
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hi I'm going to the Royalton in October and plan to dive regularly and hear the equipment is pretty poor so plan on taking my own. my question is do you know if they have DIN fittings also is the diving any good. cheers Paul
21 February 2015|
Response from Derek R | Reviewed this property |
No problem with A-clamp or DIN. Book dives in Bay of the Pigs. (4 hours drive from Varadero but worth it) and Playa el Coral (30 mins from Varadero), Both places are so unique and different it will be shame to miss. No need... More