Cuba Dive Trip (5 Star)
Go back in time and discover the sharks of Cuba
Departs from: LAX to Havana
We will be diving the "Gardens of the Queen" which are a complex network of untouched marine ecosystems that have been regarded by many knowledgeable scientists and organizations as a reference of what is the original status of a coral reef as Christopher Columbus found it in the times of the discovery.
The biggest populations of adult fish in the Caribbean, Sharks, Snappers and Groupers, Jewfish up to 400 Pounds are an everyday experience. Sharks are one of the main attractions and can be seen everywhere. It is possible to dive with 6 different species: Silkies, Reef, Lemon, Black tip, Great Hammerhead and Nurse sharks.
Our accommodations while diving will be on the Halcon liveaboard. The Halcon only takes 12 divers in 6 cabins and 3 bathrooms so this will be a nice small trip.
No trip to Cuba is complete without spending some time in Havana so we've included 2 nights on either side of the liveaboard plus 2 classic car tours.
$3,995 for a spot in a shared cabin on the liveaboard with flights from LAX.
The price includes:
- 6 nights liveaboard accommodation
- all meals and beverages including soft drinks and beer
- approx. 15 dives throughout the week
- mandatory inscription fee (port fee) of $200
- new marine conservation fee of $100
- 2 nights in a casa particular with breakfast before and after the liveaboard trip
- 2 classic car tours (Old Havana tour and Hemingway tour)
- transfers from Havana
The price does not includes:
- Marine park fee (approx. 50CUC)
Thursday: Arrive in Havana, check in and free time to explore Havana.
Friday: Classic car old Havana tour.
Saturday: 4am pickup and transfer to Jardines del la Reina at 9am. Afternoon checkout dive.
Sunday to Thursday: 3 dives per day anticipated.
Friday: Transfer back to Havana, approximately at 8:30pm. Free time to explore Havana.
Saturday: Classic car Hemingway tour.
Sunday: Evening flight home. Arrive back in LAX at night.
Flights, Passports & Visas
6/1: AS286 Dep LAX 08:50 Arr HAV 16:55
6/11: AS287 Dep HAV 17:55 Arr LAX 20:45
An affidavit and accompanying program will be provided to you to enter Cuba for educational activities under the general license for people-to-people travel.
It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into Cuba on this itinerary as well as for re-entry and return back to their home country.