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Dive Review of Avalon Cuba Diving Center/Gerogiana in
Cuba/Gardens of the Queen

 
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Avalon Cuba Diving Center/Gerogiana: "Cuba's Sharks and Lion Fish", Jan, 2016,

by James Filipczak, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8807 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Coastal Atlantic and Florida, All Caribbean, Leewards and Windwards, Eastern Pacific of Central America, South America
Closest Airport Havana Getting There American flies a charter service from Miami, at high cost.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limited to about 33 meters; most dives between 20 and 25 meters till reaching the reef top.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

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 1 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 5 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 3 stars
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Comments Four of us hooked up with Discovery Diving for five days under water in the Gardens of the Queen off the southern coast of Cuba. Discovery was granted a scientific license for us to research Lion Fish population and behavior. We tripped over on a charter flight to Havana, spent New Years Eve regaling with the street and bar crowds, and had another day in training seminars. Six hours of travel to the port by bus still meant five hours cruising on Georgiana, our live-aboard, to our first mooring near the famous Tortuga floating hotel in the midst of the queens gardens an area of 600 or so square miles. The gardens are one of Avalon Cuba Diving Cen ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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