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Dive Review of Avalon Dive Center/Tortuga in
Cuba/Jardines de la Reina

August, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Schindler, AZ, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7722 has 4 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Indonesia, Palau, Maldives, Caribbean venues, etc
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Very professional, respectful. Guide led dives for as long as you want to
stay down and have sufficient air  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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We are not photographers, but plenty of space on board for accommodating
cameras, etc.  Staff are supportive of needs ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Gardens of the Queens is far and away the best diving in the Caribbean, and
the marine life present is comparable to top notch locations in the Western
Pacific/Coral Triangle and Indian oceans. The highlights are dive
encounters with sharks unlike any other.  Caribbean reef sharks, Silkies,
nurse sharks abound and accompany you on every dive. The largest fish I
have ever seen -- a goliath grouper guestimated to be over 600 pounds,
relatively healthy corals, including some color (this was peak ocean
temperature ...
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By 117455 at Oct 07, 2014 19:58 EST  
How many dives per day/week?
By 117455 at Oct 07, 2014 19:59 EST  
How many dives per day/week?
By eschindler at Oct 08, 2014 10:43 EST  
Jeff, the package is for five days of diving, three dives per day.  It is
possible to add extra "twilight" dives for a stated $40 per.
Night dives are technically not allowed, but our twilight dive started late
enough to transition from dusk to darkness
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