Come join us on our trip to Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), so named by Columbus honoring Queen Isabella of Spain.
After diving this amazing archipelago, some divers have even called it the “Galapagos of the Caribbean”.
Jardines de la Reina is located 50 miles south of mainland Cuba, and is 150 miles long mangrove and coral island system forming the third longest barrier reef in the world.
In the middle of the reef is a 90 mile long and (in places) 20 mile wide natural marine park.
There is no commercial fishing in the park, enabling a multitude of marine creatures to flourish and make it a diver’s paradise!
Divers will dive 2/3 times per day, visiting many of the 100 dive sites that are currently available in the protected marine park.
You can expect to see fantastic corals and marine life, including many types of sharks, three varieties of grouper, bonefish, and if you are lucky, Whale Sharks!
You can visit Avalon Website or for videos and photos.
Read more about this exciting dive trip at:
(Issue #04 October 2012, pg. 28)