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Dive Review of Avalon in

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE
Sr. Contributor   (20 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Avalon Jardin de la Reina"
Report Number 8235
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
29   to    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
40 m max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
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  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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With no vacation plans for this year I was happy to find a new destination
in on Cuba, Avalon and the Jardine de la Reina. I
checked with some travel agent who only could offer me the Tortuga or la
Reina there, I booked the latter. To make the most of the 14 days in Cuba I
chose 2 spots to get a good overall picture of the diving there. On arrival
in Havana it took 40 minutes for my suitcase to drop onto the carrousel.
Immigration and customs l had heard were similar to US entry one hell of a
long procedure. Lucky for me with 3 incoming international flights at the
same time I guess the workload for the officers was just too much and they
decided on a fast job to get rid of all the passengers. You need to fill
out the usual forms and bring a so called tourist card which must be
signed and stamped by your travel agent. Coming from US it might be a
different issue. Cubanacan the local operator was supposed to give me the
e-tickets for my domestic flights, which I had only a voucher for so far.
These guys knew nothing of that. I had to call their boss to check things
and learned the whol ...
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