Jardines Aggressor liveaboard Cuba | Scuba Travel

Jardines Aggressor liveaboard Cuba - Caribbean

  • Guests 20
  • Rooms 10
  • Restaurants Air conditioned dining area and shaded outdoor bar and grill
  • Food and Drinks Varied and plentiful mix of international and local cuisine
  • FacilitiesComplete photo centre with digital video and still editing computer, individual dive lockers, hot tub
  • Diving Enjoy up to 4 dives a day with diving from both the mothership and the tender
  • Diving Extras Gear is available aboard including regulators, BCDs, dive computers, and torches. Nitrox available
  • Internet Access No email or internet available onboard

About Jardines Aggressor 1

The Jardines Aggressor 1 opens up an exciting new diving destination - Cuba. Now as part of the Cuba Travel Program you can explore this magical island both above and below the water. Your holiday to Cuba not only includes 7 nights on board the excellent Jardines Aggressor 1, diving the pristine Jardines de la Reina National Park, but also 2 action packed nights in Havana. With Aggressor excellence, attention to detail and customer service throughout your trip, the time has come to dive Cuba. Don't delay!

There are 10 cabins on the Jardines Aggressor, sleeping 20 people. There are 2 master cabins on the main deck with picture windows, with beds that can be arranged as either a twin or queen double. Downstairs in the lower deck are the 8 deluxe cabins - these have a twin bed arrangement. Each cabin has its own private bathroom with a toilet and shower. All have air conditioning. The Jardines Aggressor 1 has a central safe for any personal items that you wish to lock away during your cruise.

The Aggressor fleet has earned its reputation for excellence and on board comfort. The menu is always popular! Start your day with a hot breakfast, tropical fruit and cereal. Lunches are served buffet style in the main deck saloon. And then in the evening enjoy the freshly prepared table service. The homemade deserts are a must! And of course, all drinks are included in your package on board the liveaboard. Please note: whilst every effort is made, certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.

Between dives there is plenty of relaxing space. On the main deck you find a roomy, air conditioned salon. Ideal for presentations! The dive deck is also n this level, with large storage lockers for each diver and space to kit up. Nitrox is available but must be prepaid - please talk to your travel consultant at the time of booking. Head upstairs for the sun deck complete with a hot tub, shaded area , lounge and dining area, stereo, CD player (has an IPod plug-in), a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer.

Master cabin

There are 2 master staterooms, each having 2 twins that can be made into a queen

Deluxe cabin

There are 8 deluxe staterooms, each with single side-by-side beds

Boat layout

Dive itinerary

All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private toilets, showers and sinks, with hairdryers in each stateroom. Linens are changed mid-week, by request, and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Jardines Aggressor 1


Last Updated: 14AUG 2020

An in-depth look at Aggressor Adventure's Clean, Refresh & Sanitise program. Currently, our staff are hard at work getting all yachts and properties ready for the safe, healthy, and happy return of our valued guests. Our number one priority is to clean, refresh, and sanitise all our destinations. All safety checks are also being reviewed, updated, and improved including every safety drill from a stubbed toe to evacuations. Our staff continue to be fully trained in emergency response so that your next Adventure of a Lifetime is both fun and safe!

Clean refresh & sanitise Programme

Aiming to establish consistency across every destination
Restart plans reviewed at local level/protocols, each vessel's flag state regulations & internal Aggressor regulations
Operations team will visit each destination to ensure quality & consistency

Be sure to read your Aggressor liveaboard's specific covid know before you go information sheet

While boats have been out of operation:

Galley deep cleans
AC units stripped back
If a surface can be lifted, it has been lifted (carpets, matting on dive decks etc)
Re-inspection of tanks (beyond the standard quarterly tank inspections) & compressors
Preventative maintenance & stripping back of mechanical parts
Dive ladders refurbished
Window frames & windows refurbished
Better water heaters for showers
Safety kit inspection, upgrades & removal where required
Wood maintenance, painting and polishing
Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors installed (in addition to any in built fire suppressant systems a vessel may have) plus on board spares

Crew development during down time:

Staff CPR & first aid training
MOB drills
Emergency & rescue training scenarios
Evacuation training
Muster station training
Making sure staff understand PPE and covid secure requirements & protocols
Dive staff completed relevant digital SSI training and certifications

What is Aggressor going to do to protect me? How are the staff protected?

Many destinations have lower risk/infection rates than guests are travelling from

Social distancing at all times is encouraged but we recognise, more than 1m may not be not realistic at all times
Guest temperature check on boarding
Morning & evening temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for any service personnel boarding between charters
Designated quarantine procedures if someone has a fever
Medical referral for guests who become ill, with transport to a shore based facility for evaluation
Divers to bring their own PPE, masks, hand sanitiser - hand sanitiser will also be availbe on board, but do bring your own
Using outside space available as much as possible (briefings, taking meals outside on other decks etc)
Removal of self service buffets
Mask and gear rise buckets removed
Only dive crew staff will be allowed to use the camera rinse tanks for for customer cameras
Majority of on board courses can still be delivered (using digital) but some courses have been removed if they need very hands on education
New safety protocols & evacuation plans including battery charging procedures, night watch & life jackets
Emergency procedures quick reference guides produced- like an airplane seats emergency plan
Power point briefings on every boat
Transfers - steps will depend on your destination and if it is a public service (eg taxis comply with local rules) or Aggressor provide


Working out what the proper products are for each type of material (CDC & EU informed)
Sanitising procedures overhauled for entire vessel, with focus on cabins, kitchens, indoor common areas, rental kit, bathrooms & salon curtains
Rental kit stored in sanitised bags - washed, second stages removed & disinfected, fresh water rinse (if required), sealed up
2 step cleaning and sanitising process, with extra focus on high contact areas
AC systems will have UV lights built in (replacement or retro fitted)
Dive deck towel service will keep all individual towels separate
Chemical washing/spraying & UV light sanitisation techniques being applied
Increased frequency of cleaning, especially throughout day, of high touch areas
Handheld UV lights for disinfection of small items (phones, tablets laptops)
Twice daily cabin cleaning, especially high touch areas & bathrooms
Enhanced cleaning if somebody develops a fever
Hand washing instructions in all cabins
Updated procedures check in/check out of cabins to allow for deep cleaning between charters

Country Covid Travel Information

This section will soon be updated with the latest COVID-19 information for this destination.

Frequently Asked Questions


Cuba is just under 10 hours direct flying time from the UK.

Covid Travel Information

This section will soon be updated with the latest COVID-19 information for this destination.

Weather and Climate

Cuba's air temps don't really change too much over the year, staying in the mid to high 20s. November to April is the dry season. Over the summer months, expect short sharp rain showers. The water remains between 25-27C year round. Sites to the south of the island are a degree or two warmer than the northern coast.


Flight options

Depending on your travel dates, it may be possible to take a direct flight to Havana from the UK with Virgin. If not, there are various stopping services. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to South Africa, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


If you are on a stopping flight schedule, you can have a stop over in Amsterdam.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders must have a Cuba Tourist card prior to departure. You can obtain this from the Cuban embassy in London (167 High Holborn WC1V 6PA - 020 7240 2488). Alternatively you can use a 3rd party visa specialist. Scuba Travel is not able to arrange the Tourist Card on your behalf. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will be a rep to meet you - please ensure you have advised us of your travel plans prior to travel if making your own flight arrangements. If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


Transfers are included in your holiday. You be advised in your travel documentation of how to find your transfer.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is no departure tax.



Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, travellerís cheques or credit card.


Payment can be made by cash only in Cuba. USD can be freely exchanged for Cuban pesos locally. The best rate will be at banks. The next best exchange rate is at any Cadeca

Phone coverage

There is no email or internet available onboard the yacht.

Plugs and electricity

US 2 pin plugs on board


Hire equipment

A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night- lights but must be pre-paid.


Courses are not available on board.


Guests may purchase boutique items by going to: http://www.liveaboardboutique.com.


Nitrox Unlimited: $100


Deposits and Balances

Normally £1000 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure. Your deposit may be higher if we are adding international flights to your holiday package.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.


This is a boat only holiday with 2 nights in Havana and 7 nights on board JA1. In Havana you stay at the 5 star Iberostar Parque Central & tours: ocean conservation research talks, El Morro Fortress, Habana Vieja, local Cuban restaurant meals. You have 7 nights on board JA1 in a deluxe cabin, with all meals, snacks, fruit juice, soft drinks, tea, coffee. A limited selection of local beer and wine are complimentary. All diving is included on 12lt INTERNATIONAL air tank and weights. Havana airport transfers, port fees $190 and $100 marine conservation fee are all included.

Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine

All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included


Excluded from your holiday are international flights to Havana. Please ask for a competitive quote to add these to your booking. You must have a Cuban visa prior to landing in Havana. These can be obtained directly from the Cuban embassy. Any meals, kit hire and souvenirs not included in your package, are paid for on board.

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