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

 
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Avalon/La Tortuga: "Cuba!", Feb, 2017,

by Laurie Pemberton, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9480 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Turks&Caicos, Cozumel, Curacao, StKitts-Saba, Florida, California, Sea of Cortez, Socorro, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Bali-Komodo, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Cuba
Closest Airport Getting There bus from Havana takes 6-7hrs, then ~3hr boat ride to La Tortuga at Jardines de la Reina

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We had 1-2 guides with a group of 6-8 people, but the guides were just that and not restrictive.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
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 Separate rinse tanks for cameras, but then took equipment to our rooms for charging, changing batteries, etc. There really was no "camera designated area" on the boat. ... 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 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
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Plan to spend some time in Havana - there is much to see (besides the old cars!). The people in Cuba are friendly, warm, and positive. Lots of history, culture, architecture, music, and more. Wear some good walking shoes, and take a tour of the city and area. Good food. Th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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