Please note: Our November 3-12 trip to Cuba has already filled; however, if you are interested, we can put you on a waiting list for that trip in case someone cancels..
Learn about Cuba’s unique marine environment during an Oceans for Youth Foundation People-to-People educational program. You will spend two hotel nights at the 5-star Parque Central Hotel in Havana, and will visit with Cuban scientists and marine experts about ocean conservation and cultural exchanges.
One of these will include a presentation by world renowned expert, Dr. Julio A. Baisre. Interactive exchanges will discuss how Cuba has maintained one of the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean. Travelers will visit the town of Cojimar and Habana Vieja before spending a week on the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard.
Aboard the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard you will explore the spectacular Gardens of the Queen National Park. You can expect to see pristine coral reefs, steep walls dropping from the reef to the abyss, large populations of adult fish including sharks, jewfish up to 400 lbs, snapper, grouper and much more.
There are many different species of sharks you will see including; nurse, black tip, lemon, silky and the great hammerhead. During the week, biologists and Cuban specialists will host discussions and presentations on the marine environment, conservation, and the importance of this magnificent ecosystem.
Due to Cuba Travel Program restrictions, this trip is different from our regular trips that we have been trying to wrap our arms around regarding the strict policies. Under the US economic embargo of Cuba, travel to Cuba by US citizens for tourism is strictly prohibited. However, the US Government permits licensed “people-to-people” educational trips. Under this program, “each traveler must have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba.” Oceans For Youth has designed a full-time educational schedule in which travelers are required to participate in all activities, in compliance with the US Government rules for travel to Cuba.
Our travel schedule is as follows:
Trip Pricing: Pricing for this trip is as follows (pricing subject to change):
|Deluxe Stateroom (double occupancy)||$5,204|
|Master Stateroom (double occupancy)||$5,504|
Deposit and Balance Due: Requirements are as follows:
We will need a copy of your passport at sign up. Your passport must be valid for six months past the date of the trip and have at least two blank pages remaining. Divers must be able to present a certification card and proof of insurance.
What’s Included: The basic trip price includes the following (if applicable):
Not Included: Travelers are responsible for the following (if applicable):
Tax Deductions: This trip has partial charitable contribution write off as follows:
Additional Requirements: Travelers must supply:
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