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Come and Explore CUBA

Experience A Once In A Lifetime ADVENTURE

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Let The Dive Place take you on an adventure to experience the warm waters and rich marine life of The Gardens Of the Queen - Jardines de la Reina.

The marine park offers a variety of dives including walls, reefs, tunnels, coral caves and canyons. 

 

Dive in these pristine waters with an abundance of marine life including Goliath Grouper, Ells, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Parrot Fish as well as Silky, Reef, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Lemon and Nurse sharks.

 

Discover and explore some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world without traveling half-way around the planet.

 

And for those who are brave enough you can even snorkel with crocodiles.

Call The Dive Place on 407-517-4737 to join us on this fun and wonderful dive adventure!

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During Your Adventure To CUBA

Being home to the third largest reef in the world The Gardens of The Queens offers divers an experience they will never forget.

With more than 80 dive sites divers will discover an amazing pristine environment that include Black Coral I and II, Boca de Pier, Farad;on, Five Seas, Los Indos to name just a few.

While onboard you will experience Marine Conservation and Education. The Gardens Of The Queen is a beacon of hope and a prime example of proper ecosystem management. Throughout the week guests will have interaction with marine biologists, naturalists, dive guides and fish and wild life officers.

Diving The Gardens Of The QUEEN

Take a break from diving and experience the many Eco Adventures that are offered during your stay onboard.

Eco Adventures

Snorkeling with endangered croccodiles

Feeding fury native hutias and iguanas

Exploring island inlets

Touring mangrove and lagoon channels

Watching the sunset over the Caribbean Sea

Assisting with conservation efforts

Shark Diving

Discover the thrill of swimming with sharks in their natural habitat and learn about the important role sharks play int he eco system.

Year-round The Gardens Of The Queen is home to 6 species of sharks. Caribbean Reef Silky, Nurse, Lemon, Great Hammerhead, Blacktop and seasonally Whale Sharks.

Eco-Adventures - Shark DIVING

Gardens of The Queen LOCATION

Sample ITINERARY

Sample ITINERARY!

Friday : 

Fly from The USA to Cuba. 

Saturday :

  • Morning - Transfer from Havana or Camaguey to Jucaro

  • Boarding begins at 2pm. Arrive at dock and check in.

  • Safety briefing, equipment outfitting and prep dive equipment.

  • Dinner

  • Educational Presentation by marine biologist giving an overview of coastal marine habitat preservation.

  • Evening - Travel to the marine park. A 4 hour trip

Sunday to Friday :

  • 6:30am - Breakfast

  • 7:30am - Depart for the first dive following the dive briefing.

  • 9:00am - Return to boat for snack.

  • 10:00am - Depart for second dive following dive briefing.

  • 12:00pm - Lunch.

  • 1:30pm - Depart for third dive following dive briefing.

  • 3:00pm - Return to boat for afternoon snack.

  • 4:00pm - Depart for fourth dive following briefing.

  • 6:00pm - Log fish surveys after dives review findings with marine biologists and guides. 

  • 7:00pm - Educational and conservation lectures with marine biologists.

  • 8:00pm - Dinner, plan for next day's activities.

*4 dives per day including 2 night dives during the trip. Friday dives are limited to 2 dives to allow 24 hours prior to flying.

Friday :

4:00pm - Return to Port Jucaro; overnight on boat.

Saturday May 11th:

9:00am - Disembark to Havana or Camaguey to fly home..

Its All In The Details - AKA the Fine PRINT

Trip INFORMATION

Trip PRICING

  • Boat 7 nights/8 days $4560.00 per person includes Port and Conservation Fees

  • Balcony Suite surcharge $600.00

  • Single Room Supplement $2750.00

  • Nitrox Upgrade $150.00

  • Transfers From/To Havana $320.00

  • Transfers from/To Camaguey $130.00

Deposits & Due DATES

  • Full payment required at time of booking

 

*REMINDER - All deposits and payments are non-refundable. 

Method Of PAYMENT

For this Adventure deposits and payments must be made using either cash or check. Credit cards will not be accepted for deposits or payment of the final balance.

Whats INCLUDED

  • Accommodations on the boat

  • All meals, snacks and beverages (soft drinks, bottled water, wine, beer and rum drinks).

  • 4 dives per day. 

  • All shore excursions.

  • Tanks and weight belts.

Whats Not INCLUDED

  • Air Fare to/from Havana or Camaguey.

  • Hotel accommodation in Havana or Camaguey

  • Dive gear rental (if needed) 

  • Gratuity for the boat crew. 15% recommended

  • Any specialty beverages other than listed above.

Cancelation POLICY

Deposits and payments are non-refundable. 

Covid cancelations. If boarders are closed at time of travel, then a rebooking will be allowed. All rebooked trips will be reinforces and any difference in fare and fees will be assessed.

Trip interruption due to storm, a future credit will be offered for any missed days with no expiration date using the credit. Please note there is no refunds due to weather cancelations.

 

Travel PROTECTION

It is REQUIRED and that all divers purchase diving accident insurance. Travel protection insurance is also recommended to help protect you and your trip investment. For more information and to purchase dive and travel insurance you can visit the providers listed below.

Diveassure: For annual combination trip and dive accident insurance. This policy also includes coverage for cancelation du to covid.

Divers Alert Network (DAN):

Proof of certificate of diving accident insurance is required!

To reserve your space, or if you have any questions about diving with us on this fantastic adventure, please call The Dive Place on 407-517-4737. 

 

Come with us and let us make this the adventure of your life!

Cuba Check LIST

Things To REMEMBER

Important To Leave At HOME:

GPS Devices, Drones, Satellite Phones.

They will be confiscated by the Cuban Government

Permitted DEVICES:

  • Kindles, iPads, Laptops and Cell Phones with GPS on them are still permitted.

Items To Bring With YOU:

  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel

  • Buoyancy Compensator

  • Regulator With Submersible Pressure Gauge

  • Dive Watch

  • Depth Gauge or Computer

  • Wetsuit

  • Dive Light (Required For Night Dives)

  • Chemical Light Stick Or Suitable Substitute (Required For Night Dives - May Be Purchased Onboard)

  • Passport

  • Divers Certification Card

  • VISA - U.S. Citizens - Issued At Airport At Check-in

  • Money (For The Night(s) Ashore, Souvenirs And Crew Tip. 15% Is Recommended And Can be Given To The Captain At The End Of The Week). The Recommended Currency To Bring To Cuba Is The Euro.

  • Island Hiking Shoes

  • Bug Repellent

  • Clothing To bring; The atmosphere on the  ship is always relaxed and casual. Several bathing suits, shorts, long pants, several t-shirts, blouse/shirt and wind breaker all packed in soft luggage. Also deck shoes, sandals, suntan lotion (non-oil based) and sunglasses. In winter sweatshirts or sweaters are advisable.

  • Personal items such as Aspirin and decongestants.

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