Thank you for your interest in our upcoming trip to Cuba! It's been almost twenty years since I've been and can't wait to get back! With a few more boats and more environmental regulations, the diving today is much better than in the past. Now there's more emphasis on conservation and respect for the environment than ever before!
Our upcoming trip will be aboard the All Star Liveaboard "MV Avalon III." The trip will include accommodations, diving, tanks, weights, educational workshops, meals, snacks, beverages (including beer, wine, rum) and eco-adventures. NOT included are: Flights, tours, $360.00 port & Conservaton fees, Nitrox ($130.00) and tip for the crew ($350-$450 suggested). All fees will be collected ahead of time in your final payment.
Standard cabin.. $4,200.00 per person / double occupancy..11 cabins
Balcany Suite...$4800.00 per person/ double occupancy..4 cabins
Departs Jucaro on Saturdays to Jardines de la Reina Marine Park (Gardens of the Queen). Unfortunately, Jucaro is far from Havana, so we need to be creative with touring. More later...
7 nights all inclusive
Up to 22 dives including 2 night dives
Luxury accommodations with private baths, TVs
Guest to crew ratio: 20 to 10
As with many of our more exotic trips, I like to offer special guided tours of the region, in this case, Havana. Two to three days prior to boarding the boat, I will be putting together guided tours of Havana to include hotel, meals, transportation, guides, etc. Stay tuned for more info.
As with all my trips, I suggest everyone not only have DAN accident insurance, but trip/travel insurance as well. Policies can be found at dan.org, diveassure.com and allianzassistance.com, to name a few.
In order to secure your spot on this trip, a $500.00, non-refundable deposit is required. Checks can be made out to: Orbit Marine, 3273 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT. 06605. Of course cash is accepted and if using a credit/debit card, I will add 3.5% processing fee. Scheduled future payments: January 10...$1000.00, May 10...$2000.00 and final payment due July 10..amount to be figured with extra fees.
Thank you, again, for your interest in this trip. I will have more updated information in the next few days/weeks. If you have any questions or want to be added to our "interest" list, please feel free to call me at 203-333-3483 or better to e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now in our "of" season with limited shop hours (Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 9-5). I will daily monitor my shop's answering machine and e mails. For more information, please go to: www.allstarliveaboards.com. Click on "Destinations" to get to Cuba link. For more detailed info on the boat, fees, flights, etc., please go to www.cubandivingcenters.com
Capt. Noel Voroba..group leader