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Avalon III Launches in Cuba

Plus advice on wetsuits and resort options for older divers | Undercurrent

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The Most Curious Grouper

My Favorite Dive Experience in Cuba | Reef Divers

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Magnificent Elkhorn Coral Habitat

Gardens of the Queen, Cuba | Reef Divers

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Scolymia Coral Spotting

Scolymia Coral Spotting in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

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Los Mogotes Dive Site, Cuba

Reef Walls, Sharks, Tarpons, and More!

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5 Seas Dive Site Cuba

The Perfect Balance of Corals and Fish

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Scuba Diving With Silky Sharks In Cuba

Picture this, your dive boat approaches a buoy where shallow turquoise reef drops off to meet deep dark azure blue.

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Premiere of Facing Grace

A film by Michael Aw

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Avalon II, Jardines de la Reina, Cuba | Undercurrent

Is it the Caribbean’s best?

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Dive Like Royalty Aboard the Avalon II in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen | Undercurrent

Are these the Caribbean’s last pristine reefs?

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Source: Cuba Journal

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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¿Qué significa declarar la guasa en veda permanente?

Naturaleza Secreta

La prohibición de la #guasa en Cuba como parte del ordenamiento pesquero se puede calificar como un hito de la conservación y el manejo, es posiblemente la primera especie de interés comercial que van a prohibir su captura en todo el archipiélago cubano.

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Mirando el cielo | Noel López

Espacio Profundo

Te invitamos a conocer el portafolio fotográfico de Noel López, denominado "Mirando al Cielo".

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Magazin BOOTE 7/2018

Food - Cuba Journal

Gibt es noch ein Paradies, dessen Umwelt nicht zerstört ist und wo sich Mensch und Tier friedlich begegnen? Eine Reise zu den "Gärten der Königin"

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לצלול עם קרוקודילים: חופשת אקסטרים בגני המלכה בקובה

קרוקודילים, כרישים ואלמוגים מרהיבים. מסע מצולם באחד מאתרי הצלילה השמורים בעולם ששוכן כ-110 קילומטרים מחופי קובה

ברוכים הבאים לגני המלכה בקובה, אוצר טבע תת ימי שהתגלה על ידי כריסטופר קולומבוס. מדובר למעשה בארכיפלג המהווה שונית חוגרת באורך של כ-100 קילומטרים ובמרחק דומה מהחוף של קובה. אזור מבודד זה כולל איי מנגרובים רבים היוצרים פסיפס אינסופי של תעלות ומעברי מים בין שני צידי השונית ונוף מרהיב של טבע בראשיתי.

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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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