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Dive Review of Aggressor/Jardines Aggressor I in
Cuba/Jardines de la Reina

 
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Aggressor/Jardines Aggressor I: "Excellent live-a-board diving", Nov, 2016,

by Dale H Cowan MD, OH, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9286 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Overall this is an excellent dive experience. The staff of the Jardines Aggressor I was excellent in all respects. The divemasters were knowledgeable and attentive, the food was plentiful and very good, and the non-dive staff were helpful. The diving was outstanding. The reefs are lush and healthy and the fish life is abundant - much like Caribbean diving was like 30 years ago. The Cuban government has taken great pains to create a healthy marine park and their efforts showed. The diving was through the auspices of Oceans for Youth Foundation. The trip included some brief touring of Havana and several presentations of the efforts to create and preserve a favorable marine environment. Special moments are diving with the sharks, particularly the silky sharks, and snorkeling with crocodiles.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, Palau, Grand Cayman, Australia, Bonaire
Closest Airport Havana Getting There Flight from Miami. No difficulties

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We generally dove with the divemasters since some of the dives were drift dives and all were off a tender. There were no restrictions but there was no reason to dive one's own profile.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Like all Aggressors, Jardines Aggressor I is set up for UWP and nearly everyone was photographing. They made it easy.
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By Michael Bennettin CA, US at Jan 06, 2017 20:44 EST  
Like to see some topside photos and a detailed cost breakdown.
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