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Source: Cuba MasterClass | Amos Nachoum, President of BigAnimals.com

Airbnb’s New Magazine Features Havana | Cuba Journal

Airbnb and Hearst have been developing a print travel magazine concept for a year, and on May 23rd the first issue will hit the stands with Havana as the feature.

Airbnbmag is part guidebook and part travel magazine. According to reports, it is targeted to adventurous travelers, rather than luxury-focused editorial common with other travel publications.

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Source: Cuba MasterClass | Amos Nachoum, President of BigAnimals.com

Cuba MasterClass | Amos Nachoum, President of BigAnimals.com

Jardines de la Reina, the best underwater studio in the world, is the perfect location to learn and practice photography of large, toothy sharks and crocodiles in Cuba's first ever marine protected area. Warm, crystal clear waters full of wildlife to capture safely await you.
MASTER CLASS: PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A PURPOSE

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Chicago Harp Quartet - Cuba Journal

Chicago Harp Quartet Prepares For First-Ever Cuban Residency

The Chicago Harp Quartet (CHQ) will be spending a weeklong residency from May 29 June 4 in Cuba. The island nation, a country of 11 million people, today has only one harp teacher and only four pedal harps, and those are in disrepair.

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Days Before Trump - Cuba Journal

The First Direct Flight to Havana from LA

Alaska Airlines launched today its first flight from Los Angeles to Havana. The airline’s new service is part an agreement to normalize regularly scheduled commercial flights between the two nations

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Short Film - Shark Bay Films

The Crocodile and The Hutia Wins Award

We are very pleased that our short film – ‘The Crocodile and The Hutia’ recently won a special award in the Belgrade 20th International Underwater Film Festival. The short was edited from a sequence taken from our documentary ‘Castro’s Secret Reef’.

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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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Flights to Havana from the U.S.

Here Are All the First Nonstop Flights to Havana from the U.S.

The above new flights are regular scheduled flights operated under a new agreement between the U.S. and Cuba. Previously, all flights from the U.S. to Cuba were considered “charter” flights. The charter flights have permission to continue flying but may decide to suspend service due to price competition.

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