With over 900 different species of fish—22 of which are endemic freshwater species—to be found near Cuba and the archipelago, it’s not surprising that Cuba tends to attract a lot of naturalists as well as game fishers. Ernest Hemingway, for one, was an avid game fisher and took advantage of the Cuban water’s diverse fish life.
You can find clown fish, angelfish, tangs, groupers, and countless others coloring the blue waters or traversing the labyrinthine bright coral reefs. Above, turtles swim placidly in the warm waters alongside playing porpoises and dolphins. Flying fish scull the water with their tails as they open up their pectoral fins, gaining momentum and flitting along the surface. Here are a few of our favorites!