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Cuba Jardines de la Reina on Avalon II, 20-27 Feb 2021

Cuba Jardines de la Reina on Avalon II, 20-27 Feb 2021

Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) in Cuba, is a remote reef and mangrove system famed for its Shark and Crocodile encounters! During this trip on Avalon II Liveaboard you will have easy access to all of Jardines de la Reina’s best dive sites where you can encounter a variety of fish life, turtles, rays, eels and plenty of Caribbean Reef Sharks and Silky Sharks. You can also visit the mangroves, to snorkel with Cuba’s famous American Crocodiles and the beach to see some of Cuba’s land creatures, such as Hutia (a very cute rodent), Hermit Crabs and Iguanas. This trip has been timed for February as this is when the underwater visibility at Jardines de la Reina is at its very best!

This Cuba trip is being led by Joe Daniels, an award winning underwater photographer and author. Check out some of Joe’s amazing work here: Joe Daniels Underwater Photography

Jardines de la Reina 7 night itinerary
Saturday – Embark Avalon II at Jucaro port around 6pm and depart for Jardines de la Reina.
Sunday – Full day diving at Jardines de la Reina.
Monday – Full day diving at Jardines de la Reina.
Tuesday – Full day diving at Jardines de la Reina.
Wednesday – Full day diving at Jardines de la Reina.
Thursday – Full day diving at Jardines de la Reina.
Friday – Morning diving at Jardines de la Reina, depart for Jucaro port, dinner and final night onboard.
Saturday – Disembark Avalon II at Jucaro port around 9am.

Avalon II Liveaboard is the flagship vessel of Avalon Fleet, launched in April 2014 she is an impressive yacht, with plenty of space for all guests. Avalon II carries up to 20 guests in 10 deluxe cabins with air conditioning and individual thermostats. There are 8 cabins on the main deck and 2 cabins on the lower deck. All cabins have private bathrooms. The design and interior decor give the yacht a touch of intimacy, refinement, a sense of warmth and simplicity. On the main deck there is a salon and on the upper deck there is a dining room and bar area. On the sun deck there is a hot tub offering panoramic views of the Caribbean and the perfect place to enjoy a mojito at sunset! Avalon II Liveaboard has a Detroit Diesel power plant with twin Onan generators, twin Bauer air compressors with cascade filling station and a Brownie’s NitroxMaker System.

There are spaces available on this trip.

Cuba Jardines de la Reina on Avalon II, 20-27 Feb 2021

The cost of the trip is 3,995 USD including 7 nights on Avalon II with up to 4 dives per day (inc night dive), all meals, beverages (fruit juices, soft drinks, iced tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine) and return transfers between Santa Clara airport or Camaguey airport and the vessel. Flights are not included in the price, but can be readily arranged by Equator Diving upon request.

Inscription fee: 200 USD
Conservation fee: 100 USD
Authorisation letter (US guests only): 100 USD
Nitrox: 100 USD

Trip prices in GBP and EURO are also available upon request.