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Avalon II

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
  • 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
  • Dives from 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 and nitrox available

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.

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CONFIRMATION

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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

  • 22% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 40% is due 216 days prior to arrival
  • 38% (balance) is due 93 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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The cabin includes air conditioning with individual temperature controls, electricity plugs and private bathroom. Each room has panoramic windows to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Caribbean beaches. The bed is a bunk bed, with a double bed on the lower level and a single bed on the upper level.

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  • Beds:  1 Bunk bed (double lower, single upper)
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • 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

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool

Facilities

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

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

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