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Dive Review of Jardines Aggressor in
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Jardines Aggressor: "Cuba, Must See while you can", Apr, 2018,

by Kevin Darnell, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10609.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]We booked the 10 day with 2 days in Havana and the balance on the Aggressor. Havana was an amazing , beautiful city that is falling apart due to lack of investment. Very inexpensive to eat, shop, and enjoying the city. Be ready to haggle over prices. The 6 hour bus trip from Havana to the dock was eye opening. We saw a man plowing a field with a ox and a single furrow walk behind plow. There were more horse and mule carts on the road than cars. The Aggressor was on par with there other boats. Cabins were side by side beds, tight restroom, nice lounge and dive platform. All the diving were from rigid pangas that were larger and more comfortable than other trips. The diving was wonderful with very pristine reefs, Large numbers of Reef Sharks and Silky Sharks, and large Numbers of Huge Grouper like we saw 35 years ago. We typically did 4 dives per day with 2 Night Dives. One of the most unique sightings was snorkeling with Salt Water Crocodiles. We tried unsuccessfully once and went back the next day and saw 2 crocs with 1 getting close enough for some very good pictures. The food was plentiful but fairly plain yet very good. The crew was great. Greeting you after every dive with music, dancing, and a Hot Towel. After the night dives we had Spiked Hot Chocolate. Overall it was a Great Trip and I would highly recommend going while we still can.
Websites Jardines Aggressor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Turks & Caicos, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Roatan, Utila, Australia, Palau, Yap, Fiji, Maldives, Cocos Island. Florida Keys, Belize, Cuba, BVI
Closest Airport Havana Getting There American flight from Miami, Need Visa

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]No Deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Not much for cameras on the Pangas but the crew were careful with them. The Aggressor had dedicated Camera rinse tank and a dedicated Camera Table for charging with air hose.
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