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Dive Review of Jardines Aggressor in
Cuba/Gardens of the Queen

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Tom Baker, CA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Diving Cuba's Gardens of the Queen"
Report Number 8954 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
California, Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Galapagos, NY/NJ Wrecks, Cayman, Great
Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Maldives, Belize,
BVI, Roatan, Bonaire, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There
We flew via Panama City on
COPA  Airlines, which was
excellent. Direct flights from
US coming soon!

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
86   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits were usually 110 fsw. Dive times were an hour.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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There was a large camera table and lower shelves on the dive deck, but
people put a lot of wet stuff there, which made it unsuitable for changing
lenses, ports, etc. I t ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
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For those of us who've been diving for a long time, this trip to the famous
Jardines de la Reina was an exciting trip back in time, to when the
Caribbean itself was healthy. The "inverted pyramid" trophic
structure signifying healthy coral ecosystems  was evident everywhere, with
sharks and lots of big groupers, barracudas, and other top predators
accounting for a large portion of the marine biomass. There were many
sharks and groupers on almost ...
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