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Dive Review of Avalon 2 in
Cuba

 
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Avalon 2: "Good diving in Garden of the Queens", Aug, 2018,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 12 Helpful votes). Report 10471 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We were on a REEF trip (www.reef.org) on the Avalon boat, so all of the divers were doing REEF fish surveys and most of us were diving with cameras, although only a few divers had big camera rigs.

The cabins are fairly spacious, but there is very little storage space on the boat. We had a couple of shelves in our room and a small area for hanging a few things. There was nowhere to put empty suitcases for storage during the week (other than our room), virtually no storage on the dive deck (other than places to hang wetsuits), and no bins or boxes or anything on the tenders. Bring a drybag if there is anything you want to keep with you on the tender like sunglasses, hat, etc. Also, there is ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Puget Sound, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, Solomon Islands, etc.
Closest Airport Santa Clara or Camaguey Getting There JetBlue and American fly to Santa Clara and Camaguey from FLL and MIA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-86°F / 27-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limits on certain dives, don't go into deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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
UW Photo Comments There were dedicated camera buckets on the dive deck, but no camera or charging tables. No camera buckets on the tenders. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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