Holiday Reference: TRP 33399

Holiday information

  • Exciting new Aggressor liveaboard in Cuba
  • Exclusive itinerary including 2 nights Havana
  • Includes drinks & alcohol on board
  • USA customers joining Alex Mustard workshop: $6180 deluxe or $6480 master cabin
  • Average Water Temp: 25-28C
  • Average Air Temp: 22-27C
  • Average Visability: 25M+
  • Good for: Variety of marine life as well as pristine corals
  • Suitable for beginners: Confident beginners upwards
  • Dive the pristine reefs of Cuba's premier marine park - the Gardens of the Queen. Up to 5 species of shark as well as vast schools of reef fish and huge groupers

Your Holiday Information

Join photo guru Alex Mustard on an adventure through Cubas famous Gardens of the Queen. This trip includes 2 nights in Havana as well as 7 nights on board the Jardines Aggressor and Alex workshop. Your two nights in Havana are spent at the 5 star Iberostar Parque Central (2 people sharing). You wil enjoy a full days tour the following day meeting with Cuban scientists and biologists speaking on ocean conservation and research, a visit to Fortress of El Morro, Habana Vieja, lunch and dinner at a local Cuban restaurant. On Saturday you will be transferred to Jucaro to board the Jardines Aggressor. Spend the whole week diving with Alex hosting his famous photography workshop. At the end of your trip you will be taken back to Havana. *This trip cost does not include any international flights, on board souvenirs, nitrox, kit hire or tipping. Included are the port fees $190 and $100 marine conservation fee.

 

Your Personal Information


Liveaboard Details

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 exc ...

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.

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Jardines Aggressor 1 contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

Discover the pristine national park Gardens the Queen in Cuba on board the luxurious Jardines Aggressor 1 as well as 2 exciting nights in the vibrant capital Havana

Gardens of the Queen Description

Gardens of the Queen itinerary dives Cuba's spectacular national park. 60 miles off the Cuban coastline, this is the jewel in Cuba's diving crown. More than 600 cays make up the gardens. It is famous for the pristine corals and vast clouds of schooling fish, alongside a healthy reef shark population. But there is more than just diving! As well as 7 nights on board your Cuba liveaboard, you will enjoy 2 nights in the soulful city of Havana, including activities with Cuban scientists and marine experts about ocean conservation and cultural exchanges.

Havana programme
Before you begin the diving adventure, you have 2 nights in Havana, staying in the elegant 5 star Iberostar Parque Central hotel. This is an action packed programme, with time spent getting to know more about Cuba's marine conservation works and visiting the city's cultural highlights. The tour is fully escorted by experts throughout, including Dr Julio Baisre. Havana is a lively city with some superb street photography opportunities and genuine interactions with the Cuban people.

Diving in the Gardens of the Queen
Jardines de la Reina or 'Gardens of the Queen' was named by Christopher Columbus to honor Queen Isabel of Spain. It is located 60 miles off the southern coast of Cuba and is one of the largest marine parks in the Caribbean and known to have the healthiest marine ecosystem.

The Gardens of the Queen is made up of 250 virgin coral and mangrove islands, extending along 75 miles of pristine coastline. The national park was created in 1996 and enjoys active protection. As a part of your packge, a park fee and conservation fee is prepaid. The walls and coral gardens are largely untouched by divers and mass tourism. From drop off to gentle bombies, the topography is diverse. Vast schools of fish swirl around the corals and sponges, whilst large grouper, sharks and turtles are commonplace. Nurse, black tip, lemon, silkies and even great hammerheads all patrol the waters.

Want to know more about Gardens of the Queen?

Gardens of the Queen contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.