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Cabins

10

Length / Width

40 m / -

Year built / renovated

  / 2014

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Dive the famous Jardines de la Reina Marine Park and spot Caribbean reef sharks, silky sharks, large groupers, eagle rays, along with caves, walls, canyons and wrecks in these largely untouched waters
  • Journey through dense mangroves and small waterways to spot the area’s endangered Cuban Crocodiles. If conditions are right, you’ll even have the chance to snorkel with them
  • Big-thrill seekers can explore the Caribbean's third-largest reef, boasting the region’s best shark encounters
  • Unwind after dives with a cocktail and 360 views from the top deck Jacuzzi or use the shaded dive deck to review your underwater photography
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Dates & Prices

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 216 days before trip start: 40%
  • 93 days before trip start: 35% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 22% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 61 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 61 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

The spacious liveaboard Avalon II is the newest liveaboard sailing Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina.

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 125-foot liveaboard Avalon II is the newest of the liveaboard Avalon Fleet yachts. It was launched in 2014 to provide every luxury possible to Divers in the Gardens of the Queen. The size and power of this liveaboard vessel ensures smooth sailing at all times, enabling its guests to sit back and relax throughout the week.

With 4 decks, the liveaboard Avalon Fleet II provides plenty of space for its 20 divers 

A combination Dining, Bar and Lounge can be found on the Boat Deck. The liveaboard's shaded deck is the perfect place to catch up on your favorite book or have a chat with your fellow Divers. On the Top Deck, there is a spacious Sun Deck with loungers and chairs as well as a relaxing 500-gallon Jacuzzi from which you can enjoy the panoramic view.

The liveaboard Avalon II features 10 luxurious cabins. Each comes equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers and panoramic windows to enjoy the pristine Caribbean scenery. All cabins have 2 beds (one full, one twin).

You won’t go hungry on board the liveaboard Avalon II

The luxury found in the accommodation and diving are carried over to meal times as well. The skilled Chef serves up Italian fare, Cuban cuisine and fresh Seafood on a daily basis. All meals, snacks and water are included in your charter.  Soft drinks, fresh juices, alcohol, beer and wine are available for purchase on this liveaboard.

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 II 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.
  • Please note that the travel regulation has recently changed and U.S. citizens are not allowed anymore to travel to Cuba
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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • 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

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 Languages On Request

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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