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Dive Review of Villa Maria La Gorda in
Cuba

 
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Villa Maria La Gorda: "Not as awesome as I had hoped", Sep, 2015,

by Jay Bitzer, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 8553.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, Florida, Roatan, Utila, Hawaii, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Havana Getting There About a five hour drive from Havana.

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 90 foot limit. No restrictions or even suggestions on air usage (e.g. being back on board with at least 500 psi)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Diving in Cuba has long been on my bucket list, so I was really looking forward to it. However, it didn't live up to my expectations. Villa Maria La Gorda is a fairly large, modern resort, with multiple, four-room buildings spread out over a large area. The centrally-located dining room is large, comfortable, and clean. The food is not bad, but after five days, having the same thing every day got a bit old.
The dive shop is on site. I say "shop," but it's really just an office ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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