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Dive Review of Avalon lll in
Cuba/Gardens of the Queen

 
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Avalon lll: "Gardens of the the Queen is a must dive destination!", Mar, 2019,

by Frederick Michael Maisch, MI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 10899.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments My dive buddy Neil and I were very fortunate to book our Cuba excursion through PADI Travel on the brand new Avalon III put into service in January of this year. I can't overstate how wonderful the ship and crew were, as they have everything you could ask for aboard the boat. The dive deck was enormous with plenty of room to change and fresh water tank for cameras and wetsuit rinse and even a bathroom. The sun deck has a b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman, Florida, Palau
Closest Airport Camaquey Getting There We flew from Toronto to Santa Clara direct on WestJet a 3.5 hr ride to Jucaro where we met the boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Always dove as a group with the dive leader.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Fresh water tank for cameras, large tables with electrical outlets ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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