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Dive Review of Avalon/Tortuga in
Cuba/Gardens of the Queen

April, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Robert M Symington, BC, CA (1 report, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Excellent trip and some of the best diving I have seen in 30 years"
Report Number 7829 has 3 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Honduras, St
Lucia, St Vincent Grenadines, Cayman, British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta
Closest Airport
Havana
Getting There
Overnight in Havana, 6 hour
bus ride and 3 hour boat ride

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
60   to 110    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
We all dove as a group and would enter and exit the water at the same time.
 The 6 in my group all dove at about the same level which worked well.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
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Corals
  5 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
1 stars
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Comments
There is no dedicated area for UWP or facilties and we were left to o
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Comments  
Utterly fantastic diving, some of the best I have ever seen and comparable
in my mind to Sipidan Island of the 1990's.  The trip out was long and
tiring but the experience was well worth it.  I highly recommend the stop
over in Havana before or after as it is well worth the few days I spent
touring it.  Luisa Sacerdote of Avalon booked all the hotels, transfers and
diving and I thank her for her help and the seamless holiday.  

Gardens of the Queen is an offshore pristine reef in which I saw 
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