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Avalon: "Avalon Jardin de la Reina", May, 2015,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 29 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 8235.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide
Closest Airport Havana Getting There see below

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 29 to Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 40 m max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 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 N/A
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
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Snorkeling 3 stars
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments With no vacation plans for this year I was happy to find a new destination in on Cuba, Avalon and the Jardine de la Reina. I checked with some travel agent who only could offer me the Tortuga or la Reina there, I booked the latter. To make the most of the 14 days in Cuba I chose 2 spots to get a good overall picture of the diving there. On arrival in Havana it took 40 minutes for my suitcase to drop onto the carrousel. Immigration and customs l had heard were similar to US entry one hell of a long procedure. Lucky for me with 3 incoming international flights at the same time I guess the workload for the officers was just too much and they decided on a fast job to get rid of all the passengers. You need to fill out the usual forms and bring a so called “tourist card” which must be signed and stamped by your travel agent. Coming from US it might be a different issue. Cubanacan the local operator was supposed to give me the e-tickets for my domestic flights, which I had only a voucher for so far. These guys knew nothing of that. I had to call their boss to check things and learned the whol ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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