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Legal Educational Diving Tours to Cuba Featuring the Gardens of the Queen
by Tom Pederson
Departure Date: April 2-12, 2014 Trip Cost: $7600
All required fees and licenses for legal travel to Cuba by American citizens
Roundtrip charter flight Miami to Havana
4 nights at a 5 star hotel in the heart of old Havana
All meals while in Cuba
Cuban health insurance
Educational tours about the cultural and architectural history of Cuba
Interactions with leading Cuban marine biologists and scientists
All transfers during stay via air-conditioned transport
6 full days of diving at Gardens of the Queen Marine Reserve – 15 dives total.
Accommodations while in Gardens of the Queen on the brand new Avalon II.
About the Gardens of the Queen
Gardens of the Queen was named by Christopher Columbus to honor the Queen of Spain and the area remains as spectacularly beautiful and wild as when Columbus experienced it centuries ago. Among the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean, the 150 mile long mangrove and coral system forms part of the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. In the middle is a 90 mile long National Marine Park. There is no commercial fishing in the park and the number of inhabitants is zero.
A brief statement about the cost of this trip:
“We realize this is not an inexpensive trip. Here’s why: Our program is designed for legal travel by U.S. citizens and residents. Because of the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, there are many additional expenses required to comply with U.S. regulations. Tourism by U.S. citizens and residents in Cuba is prohibited by the U.S. government. Our program complies with U.S. regulations because it includes an educational component that promotes “meaningful interaction” with the Cuban people. Developing and running such an educational component requires additional staff and costs. We are also required to have a trained Ocean Doctor representative accompany all groups. There are additional costs associated with licensing including recordkeeping/administrative and legal costs. Since there is no regular commercial air service to Cuba, we are limited to regulated charter flights from the U.S. or costly trips through third countries. On the positive side, our program delivers rich content with top-notch accommodations and service. We’re the only program offering an opportunity for U.S. citizens to dive legally in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen. Finally, a portion of the travel fee supports Ocean Doctor’s research and conservation work in Cuba.”
Travel arranged through Ocean Doctor.
The Ocean Doctor is licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department for educational programs to Cuba and they work to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with U.S. Treasury regulations. Under the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba, travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens for tourism is prohibited. However, licensed “people-to-people” educational visits are permitted.
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Naturalist dive instructor and dive master.
Ecuadorian and international cuisine.
Main salon with audio/video entertainment center.
Dive platforms with fresh water showers.
Dive equipment and camera rentals.
Ample space for personal gear storage.
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