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Energy and Environment

It’s not just corals — sharks and other big reef predators are also vanishing

The coral reef formations of the deep sea are huge rocklike structures with thousands of nooks and crannies that little fish call home. John Bruno, a University of North Carolina marine biologist, has seen them up close while diving.

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Living the Scuba Diving Dream in Cuba

Jardines de la Reina is one of the world’s most beautiful natural ecosystems.

We’ve just tied our skiff to the mooring line at Farallón, a dive site 50 miles off the southern coast of Cuba, when Ramón, our wiry boat captain, points behind me. “Shark,” he says, smirking.

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Best Restaurants in Havana 2017

Food - Cuba Journal

Havana’s restaurant scene in 2016 is changing as rapidly as an action film. Is there any other choice but to explore?

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Shooting Compact In The Gardens of The Queen

by Howard Rosenstein

When Sony recently announced their Mark 5 model of the RX100 series I was eager to try it out. I previously had used the Mark 3 and Mark 4 models with great satisfaction. I was especially happy to learn that the Mark 5 had the same body configuration of the Mark 4 and would fit my Fantasea FRX100 lV housing.

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Dive Trip Report - Aqua Spirit

UW Photo trip to Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

On November 4th, 2016, we set out to colorful Cuba, in hope to dive in one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret – The Gardens of the Queen archipelago, located just south of the main island of Cuba.

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Diving in Cuba - Cuba Journal

An Outpost for Discovery by Simons Chase

50 miles south of the fishing village of Jucaro, Cuba, a windswept village itself teetering on the edge of the last century’s middle years, 20°24”12.2’N 78°55”26.5’E is actually anchored to a patch of sandy mangroves and coral that make up this archipelago, the subject of my exploration

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Jardines de la Reina - Alert Diver

Cuba's pristine paradise by Stephen Frink

I had never known a trip to garner such demand. Every year we organize a couple of photo tours to distant and exotic destinations in the tropical diving universe. This year we arranged our first trip to Cuba — to the Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) — and it sold out in only two hours.

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Cuba: A Paradise for Underwater Photographers

By Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey

In 1962, Cuba nationalized the properties of US citizens and corporations. Since that time, the US government has imposed a financial embargo on Cuba, effectively preventing US citizens from traveling to this Caribbean island.

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Cuba’s Underwater Jewels Are in Tourism’s Path

Story and Photographs by David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

Will Gardens of the Queen, a sprawling marine reserve, be threatened as the island nation opens to U.S. visitors?

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Roaming in Cuba

AT&T follows Verizon and T-Mobile Offering Roaming in Cuba

“We know our customers want uninterrupted connectivity and a continuous mobile experience. This is especially true as more visitCuba,” said Bill Hague, executive vice president, AT&T Global Connection Management. “Extending service to our customers while they are in Cuba further solidifies our position as having the best global coverage of any U.S wireless provider.”

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