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Cuban Diving Centers

Natural Conservation & Protected Marine Parks.

Untouched marine ecosystems

The healthiest populations of sharks, snappers, groupers, huge mangrove systems, reptiles, birds, impressive coral formations

Amazing Species

Ecological & responsible diving The paradise for ecotourism lovers.

Jardines de la Reina

Jardines de la Reina Cuba Diving Avalon

Some of the protected areas you will have the opportunity to discover in Jardines de la Reina.
The Cuban government has created several agencies to protect the environment. Among them are the National Parks Service, the National Commission of Environmental Protection and Rational Use of Natural Resources (1977), the National Environmental Education Program, the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, and the National Commission for the Protection of the Environment and for Conservation of Natural Resources. As of 2000, Cuba's most pressing environmental problems were deforestation and the preservation of its wildlife. The government has sponsored a successful reforestation program aimed to replacing forests that had gradually decreased to a total of 17% of the land area by the mid-1990s.
Endangered species in Cuba include the Cuban solenodon, four species of tree rats( jutías), two species of crocodile (American and Cuban rombifer ), and the Cuban tree boa. In 2001, 9 out of 31 mammal species were considered threatened.

Zapata Swamp

Zapata Swamp Cuba Diving Avalon

13 ouf 137 bird species were also in jeopardy. 7 out of 105 kinds of reptiles were dying out,along with 834 plant species out of a total of 6,000-plus. The ivory-billed woodpecker, Cuban red macaw, Caribbean monk seal, and Torre's cave rat have become extinct. The National System of Protected Areas of the Republic of Cuba has proposed, after detailed studies on the values of the biodiversity of the country, to establish the areas of greatest ecological, social-historical-cultural relevance of the nation. This is to guarantee the conservation and the sustainable use of the Cuban biodiversity, considering it a priority within the National program of Environment and Development. It is also to show commitment of the Cuban State to dedicate part of the Convention on biological diversity. This system is integrated by 236 units, 79 of them protected areas of national importance, and the rest considered protected areas of local importance.



Accommodations

Avalon Fleet 1

Jardines Avalon F I - Jardines de la Reina

Jardines Avalon F I has great accommodations for up to 18 guests in 8 Staterooms: two Staterooms back from the main salon, four....

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Avalon Fleet 2

Jardines Avalon F II - Jardines de la Reina

Jardines Avalon F II has 10 deluxe comfortable state rooms with air conditioning and individual thermostats. All cabins have private...

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Jardines Avalon I - Jardines de la Reina

The Jardines Avalon I is a very spacious 110 foot live aboard yacht. It has exceptional cruising capabilities allowing you to...

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Jardines Avalon 2

Jardines Avalon II - Jardines de la Reina

Jardines Avalon II is a 136' long and 25' wide professional steel yacht, like all Avalon Fleet's yacht, it was...

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Jardines Avalon 3

Jardines Avalon III - Jardines de la Reina

The 160 foot Jardines Avalon III is a luxury motor yacht with 15 staterooms, including 4 suites with balcony. All cabins have...

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Jardines Avalon 4

Jardines Avalon IV - Jardines de la Reina

This amazing 180 foot vessel will be permanently moored in Jardines de la Reina and will feature 20 staterooms, a spacious lounge, a...

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Georgiana Zapata Swamp

Georgiana - Zapata Swamp

Escape to the Canarreos Archipelago on Georgiana live-aboard. Scuba diving adventures in new diving sites, some places will be revisited after more than 20 years!...

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DIVING

Cuban Diving Centers Avalon invites you diving in CUBA

Cuba is a wonderful destination for scuba divers of all levels. You can visit all of Cuba's great dive sites including: Jardines de la Reina, Zapata Swamp, Maria la Gorda, El Colony in the Island of Youth, Bay of Pigs, Cayo Largo, Cayo Levisa, Varadero, Rancho Luna, Jardines del Rey (Cayo Coco), Santa Lucia, Guardalavaca, Santiago de Cuba.

If you have never scuba dived before, or if it's been quite some time since you last did, many Cuban diving facilities/centers offer instructors that can help you brush up on all the basics. Usually, after orientation and education sessions, you can start small, scuba diving in shallow waters. At Cuban dive centers, beginners can often qualify to get in the water by combining a couple hours of class with sessions in a pool.

Diving Cuba Avalon

For foreign visitors, Cuba scuba diving is one of the most enjoyed watersports choices. Pristine coral reefs, clear Caribbean waters, and an abundance of curious sea creatures are just part of what makes diving in Cuba such a joy. Cuba boasts thousands of miles of coastline, which lends itself nicely to those looking to plan Cuba diving holidays.

The scuba diving resorts that Cuba offers are getting more and more plentiful each year, and with facilities that meet all the modern demands, you can bet that safety and fun are the two primary objectives. Both novice and experienced divers will find scuba diving in Cuba to be highly rewarding and memorable.

Cuba diving holidays are easier to plan than ever. Various Cuba vacation packages feature scuba diving as a major component, and they can help you find the best destination for your Cuba scuba vacation. Generally, you can arrange to go diving in Cuba at one of the many Cuban beach resorts if you haven't arranged your expedition before arrival. Most of these resorts are all inclusive, though you will usually have to pay extra for scuba diving.

Environmental Protection

Learn more about the conservation efforts in Cuba

Go to BlueSanctuary.org