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Cuba - Gardens of the Queen
Feb 21 - March 1, 2020 

Experience - Cuba has the Caribbean's most healthy coral reefs, sharks, and a plethora of marine life, all found in southern Cuba, known as the gardens of the Queen. The only way to reach these isolated reefs is by liveaboard. Don't miss your chance to join this unique trip! 

Learn more about UW photography and marine biology - Take the chance the explore and dive in a country that few others have travelled to. You and 15 other persons will be get guidance so that you can better your photography skills, all the while learning about the fantastic marine life around Cuba. During this time you will be most comfortable onboard the liveaboard boat that offers great food and service. To visit the legendary city of Havana, to dive with sharks and see crocodiles in the mangroves all on one trip is not to be missed!

Lodging - The Avalon was built in 2014 and is a 40-meter boat with room for 16 guests. On board offers high standard and luMiga open spaces. Two staterooms back from the main salon, four staterooms on the lower deck (all have private bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, and A/C) and two staterooms on the middle deck (with sharing bathroom).

Our ambassador Anders Salesjö - Fascinated by marine life from a young age, Anders has actually been crowned "Sweden's biggest fish nerd." Anders curiosity about our marine life has led him into photography as a way of spreading knowledge about this fantastic environment that we have. In his opinion, this is the best way to keep it safe. Through the years he has won both the Swedish and Nordic underwater photo championships and has represented Sweden at the world championships. See his work here: undervattensbilder.se.

Features

DESTINATION CUBA

START DATE Feb 21, 2020

END DATE Mar 1, 2020

TRIPS DURATION 7 NIGHTS

TYPE OF HOLIDAY LIVEABOARD

LODGING AVALON I

TARGET GROUP DIVERS

WORKSHOP MARINE BIOLOGY

GROUP LEADER ANDERS SALESJÖ

MAXIMUM GUESTS 16

PRICE PER PERSON 35 995 SEK

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About Cuba

You will arrive in Havana on Thursday afternoon and have two nights in a hotel, where you will have a full day to explore central Havanna. With so much history and an exciting culture, your day here will fly past.  

Malecon, the 8km long beach walk, is well worth the experience, as is a visit to the old town. Spontaneous dance, music, fishermen, and many beautiful old cars can be seen throughout the city. The Revolutionary Museum and a visit to a cigar factory are other things you can do, or just stroll around and experience the atmosphere, the old colonial buildings, and the people. A visit to the bar La Bodeguita to experience an amazing mojito can end the day on a high note.

There are three important people in Cuba's history; Fidel, Che Guevarra and Ernest Hemingway. These three names and pictures you will encounter everywhere, and Hemingway's “home bar" is the La Bodeguita that was mentioned above.

The diving is amazing compared with Caribbean diving elsewhere and the corals here compared to other destinations in this region are more untouched, bigger and more prosperous. It is only here in Southern Cuba's outer reef that you can see something so untouched.

ITINERARY - Day by day

Day 1
We leave Scandinavia and fly to Cuba's capital Havana. On arrival we have transfer to hotel.
 
Day 2
Breakfast and a day off free at leisure.
 
Day 3
We check out from the hotel in Havana and will then have a bus transfer about six hours to Jucaro in southern Cuba. The bus will stay along the way for food, drinks and toilet visits. After embarking on the boat Avalon I and heading out to Jardinas de la Reina, the gardens of the Queen. Allow for approximately five hours for the boat to take you there.
 
Day 4 - 9
Diving days with three dives / day except last day, Friday when two dives are made. Full board boarding and some excursions in the mangrove and islands are included for those who want and are up for it.

Day 9
After Friday's last two dives, the boat returns to the mainland and arrives at Jucaro late in the afternoon. Dinner together and last night on board takes place at the port.

Day 10
Check-out, bus loading and return to Havana. Also on the way back we will stop to get something edible and for toilet visits. Return to hotel in Havana and a last night there.

Day 11
Sunday and check-out from the hotel 12.00. Possibly we can extend the rooms, or a few  of them, so that there is a chance to shower and change in the afternoon. Transfer to airport and flight back home, or for those who choose to extend the trip to further adventures.

Please note!
Please note that the itinerary is only a preliminary plan. Activities can change, or may need to be exchanged, in the case of adverse weather conditions or other unexpected incidents. Accommodation can also change due to availability. We ask you to be flexible.

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