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Avalon I

Cabins
8
Length / Width
33 m / 7 m
Year built / renovated
1995  / 2015
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Dive the famous Jardines de la Reina Marine Park
  • One of the biggest treasures in the Caribbean and best-preserved marine areas
  • Dive with Caribbean reef sharks, silky sharks, large groupers, eagle rays, and more
  • Two dive tenders
  • Sea grass beds, patch reefs, mangrove fringes and barrier reefs
  • Optional snorkeling with small crocodiles
  • Night dives available for a generous tip to your guide
  • Spacious sun deck with whirlpool
  • Full gear rental available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 20% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 40% is due 200 days prior to arrival
  • 40% (balance) is due 77 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • Deposits are refundable up to 6 months prior to your trip (minus 800$ handling fee p.p.).
  • Within 6 months of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages.

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Description

As the original luxury liveaboard in this Fleet, the Avalon I provides every amenity to divers in Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina Marine Park

Jardines de la Reina Marine Park is one of the biggest treasures of the Caribbean, on a bigger scale can also be considered as one of the World's best-preserved Marine Areas. The importance of its protection goes beyond the Cuban Waters jurisdiction, as the connectivity between marine ecosystems has international importance.

The liveaboard Avalon I offers guests the opportunity to dive in sites rarely seen by other Divers with one of the most experienced liveaboard operators in Cuba, Avalon fleet is a Cuban/Italian management company.

Diving and excitement abounds at the third-largest reef in the Caribbean, boasting the region’s best Shark Encounters and an amazing variety of marine species.

What you can expect

The liveaboard Avalon I comes with air-conditioned cabins, comfortable beds, a Whirlpool on the Sun Deck and an exotic food menu.

Built for luxury diving, the liveaboard Avalon I has all the amenities to make your diving vacation easy and enjoyable. The layout of the liveaboard Avalon Fleet I is spacious and comfortable, A big Dive Deck houses gear storage, camera table and rinse bins for electronic and non-electronic equipment.

Avalon I has great accommodation for up to 18 guests in 8 Staterooms: two Staterooms adjacent to the Main Salon, four Staterooms on the Lower Deck and two staterooms on the Middle Deck. All Staterooms are luxurious and have private bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, telephone and A/C.

The beautiful pickled oak interior decor has an open and contemporary atmosphere. The lounging area is a large Salon with a set of large inviting sofas that form the central setting and also a desk and PC station. Clean, modern lines combined with a moderate, natural and warm color turn this space into an area that feels like a cozy classical salon. The soft carpet combines remarkably well with the walls. The cushions on the sofas spice things up and give the overall ambiance a subtle edge. In a corner, an intimate Dining Room with a glass table invites for elegant lunches and dinners; just in front, there is a nice Bar. Beside the Bar, a comfortable staircase takes us to the Lower Deck.

On the Upper Deck, the large Dining Area is surrounded by comfortable sofas to relax before dinner and enjoy a Cocktail while watching the sunset. There is a large Bar on one corner with a music system and well equipped to prepare all kinds of Cocktails, and also to assist in the preparation and service during dinner. Beside the Bar, a glass door leads to the Captain’s Bridge, including a nice bathroom and crew cabin. At the end of the large dining room, the stairs lead to the roof, to an open area with Jacuzzi, a majestic Grill, chairs and an excellent panoramic view. Meals are usually served on the Afterdeck where there’s a nice breeze

Dining on board combines the style of the best Continental Italian cuisine with delicious Seafood and traditional Cuban favorites like rice and beans, black bean soup and fried bananas. Beverages available on board are: Bottled mineral water (2 lt/day included in the package), sparkling and tonic water, various soft drinks, juices, beers, rums, whisky and excellent wines.

The Chef on the Avalon is excellent. The day starts with a hearty breakfast. Lunch and dinners are primarily fresh fish. Lobster is our speciality and is served in a variety of ways. For those who like something different, chicken, pork and beef are also available. Salads and different fruit are served at every meal. Desserts feature our famous Cuban caramel custard, rum-flavored cakes, cookies, puddings, pies and many others. Vegetarian and kosher meals are served on request with many different choices available.


Between the first and second dive, the dive tenders make excursions to pristine beaches for sunbathing.

Guests will have ample opportunity to explore the land areas of the Gardens of the Queen. Dense Mangroves are perfect for wildlife spotting. Journey through the small waterways in order to find the area’s endangered Cuban Crocodiles. If conditions are perfect, you’ll even have the opportunity to snorkel with these crocodiles. Be sure to bring your camera. You’re going to want a snap shot of that toothy Crocodile smile.

All supplemental purchases made on the liveaboard Avalon I must be paid with cash. Credit cards are not accepted. Please keep in mind that Euros are the best currency to bring to Cuba. There is a 10% penalty for converting US dollars.

How to get to Cuba and Jardines de la Reina: Access (also for Americans) is very easy these days

  • Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Cabins

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Bunk beds cabin

(Note: Picture shows triple cabin) Staterooms is luxurious and has a shared bathroom with the other bunk bed cabin, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, telephone and A/C

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  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Twin beds cabin

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Triples cabin

Staterooms is luxurious and has a private bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, telephone and A/C. Please enquire for price for third person. This room has 1 bunk and 1 single bed

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King Bed cabin

Staterooms is luxurious and has a private bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, telephone and A/C

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  • Beds:  1 King
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  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

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