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Dive Review of Avalon Dive Centers/Tortuga in
Cuba/Jardines de la Reina

 
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Avalon Dive Centers/Tortuga, Nov, 2013,

by Scott O'Born, ON, CA ( 1 report). Report 7397.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cocos Island, French Polynesia, Thailand, Cozumel, Belize, Bahamas, Galapagos.....
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Discuss plans with DM and should not be a problem. 45 - 55 minute dives on average depending on profile.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Avalon has a number of boats and the floating Hotel Tortuga, diving is conducted using smaller boats that accommodate 8 divers ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments This was my second trip here in 3 months, awesome place.....a real divers paradise. If shark action is what you are looking for check this place out - Silkies, Reef, Lemons and Nurse are the most prominent, but sightings of many other species are quite common. The coral gardens are some of the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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