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Dive Review of Avalon Cuba Diving Center/Gerogiana in
Cuba/Gardens of the Queen

January, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by James Filipczak, MD, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Cuba's Sharks and Lion Fish"
Report Number 8807 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Coastal Atlantic and Florida, All Caribbean, Leewards and Windwards,
Eastern Pacific of Central America, South America
Closest Airport
Getting There
American flies a charter
service from Miami, at high

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limited to about 33 meters; most dives between 20 and 25 meters till
reaching the reef top.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Four of us hooked up with Discovery Diving for five days under water in the
Gardens of the Queen off the southern coast of Cuba. Discovery was granted
a scientific license for us to research Lion Fish population and behavior. 
We tripped over on a charter flight to Havana, spent New Years Eve
regaling with the street and bar crowds, and had another day in training
seminars.  Six hours of travel to the port by bus still meant five hours
cruising on Georgiana, our live-aboard, to our first mooring near the
famous Tortuga floating hotel in the midst of the queens gardens  an area
of 600 or so square miles.  The gardens are one of Avalon Cuba Diving Cen
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