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

 
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Avalon/Tortuga: "They grow the sharks bigger here!", Apr, 2016,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9405.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Malaysia, Philippines, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Red Sea, Cocos Island, Cuba, So Cal Local
Closest Airport Havana Getting There LAX to Mexico City to Havana

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The Tortuga did not have any camera facilities. All camera work was done on the outdoor living area at the back of the Tortuga. ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We traveled to Havana under the People-to-People Educational Exchange program between the U.S. and Cuba. At the time of our travel there were no regularly scheduled commercial flights to Havana aside from charters via Miami. As the charters were notoriously unreliable, we flew commercially through Mexico City from LAX to reach Havana.

Our destination was Jardines de la Reina or "Gardens of the Queen". Based on positive reviews from prior Undercurrent readers, we booked the Tortuga houseboat located in the mangroves of Jardines de la R ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Michael Bennett in CA, US at Jan 06, 2017 20:35 EST  
Would like to see some photos taken by author while enroute to the harbor, the port town and the ride to the Tortuga.
By Michael Bennett in CA, US at Jan 06, 2017 20:36 EST  
Also like to see a detail breakdown of the costs.
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