The Queens Gardens: So named from Columbus to his Queen Isabel. Some divers after been here call it today the “Galapagos of the Caribbean” and come always back again. 50 miles south of the mainland of Cuba and 80 miles north of Cayman Brace is a 150 mile long mangrove and coral island system forming what belongs to the third longest barrier reef in the world. In the middle is a 90 mile long and at times 20 mile wide Natural Marine Park. There is no commercial fishing in the Park and the number of inhabitants is ZERO. Imagine a marine WILDERNESS with walls covered with brightly hued sponges and corals plunging well below the limits of safe diving to shallow reefs filled with both schooling and solitary fish and wrecks (even some Old Spanish galleons from the l7th century.)
The mangroves provide an incredible nursery for the smaller fish which in turn provide the reef with huge schools of baitfish. This has provided a home to a prolific number of LARGE fish. We think more than anywhere else in the Caribbean. All kind of Sharks and 200-400 LB Jewfish are an everyday experience. Our Diving Center is the only operation allowed by law in this entire area and hosts no more than 300 divers a year. Certainly, it is one of the last virgin reefs known to man.
Paradise is nothing compared to these surroundings: fantastic sea beds, scuba diving sites extending for nearly 70 kilometers (43 miles); coral reefs inhabited by many species of marina fauna; deep, craggy areas; large fish; and hawksbill and all kinds of turtles.
In this area, you can scuba dive with Silky-, Reef-, Whale-, Hammerhead-, Black Tips-, Leopard-, Bull sharks, whatever which shark will cross your way here, skin near you have them around you, a truly
unforgettable underwater experience!! Our International Scuba Diving Center offers also scuba diving courses at all levels, with internationally recognized certificates.
50 dive sites are currently available, scattered over the entire perimeter of Los Jardines de la Reina. Dive sites are well protected from the winds and sea currents. Our DIVING CENTER is well equipped with new compressors, tanks and weights, two fast and comfortable 41-foot and one 33-foot dive boats.
Live Aboards: "Tortuga" Floating Hotel Archipiélago Jardines de la Reina, Ciego de Avila: Set out from the pier at Júcaro for the Jardines de la Reina Archipelago, 87 kilometers (54 miles) south of Cuba.
Sea Hotel “TORTUGA”: Our “Hotel Ship La Tortuga” has been completely rebuild” Find now a very comfortable Accommodation at the Jardines de la Reina in the floating hotel 'Tortuga'; with 500 sq. m., made up of 7 sleeping-rooms, each of them has air condition and private restrooms. The crew is made up to 8 men and a professional cook. You get 3 meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. After diving you have a 'Cuba libre' or other cocktails on the natur near deck bar wharf 'Marlin'.
The floating Hotel gives the possibility to reach the diving sites in a few minutes by our fast dive boats and allows to live at close contact with a still wild nature, without having to give up all the comforts that a hotel can guarantee. Operating to all middle aereas of Jardines.
Our Liveaboard Sea Safari Boats of the Jardines de la Reina:
The Safari Boat “AVALON I &II” This 2 luxury cruising yachts are very comfortable. Avalon ihas107 ft. 6 cabins, 3 cabins with king size bed and private bath, A/C. 1 double cabin, 3 bed cabin and sailor bed cabin with 1 bath, all A/C. Max. 12 Divers. Single bookings possible. Jacuzzi. Operating in the best dive aereas of the Jardines. Specials to the silk shark places. Information about the AVALON II will be here soon!.
The Safari Boat “LA REINA” : A solid cruise boat which is specialy constructed for diving in Jardines de la Reina. 4 cabins with bath, A/C . Max. 8 Divers (9th diver/tourleader possible in crew room). Single bookings possible. Operating in the best diving aereas of the Jardines. Specialy to all the shark places.
The Safari Yacht “
The Safari Yacht “HALCON”: comfortable cruising yacht, 65 ft. 6 rooms, 3 bath, A/C. Max. 12 Divers, best for charter groups. Operating to all shark places of the Jardines de la Reina. Many times spectacular diving was found with this Yacht ! Groups like this Yacht for its club comfort.
We offer some of the best diving in the world! The dive sites of Cuba will astound and amaze you. A great Dive experience you will never forget! The waters surrounding Cuba are clear and warm year-round. With a visibility through the water between 20 and 30 meters, this underwater paradise offers indescribable seascapes, coral gardens, sunken ships,
underwater caves and amazing marine life. Explore the wonders of the Cuban seas with us
The waters surrounding Cuba are clear and warm year-round. With a visibility through the water between 20 and 30 meters, this underwater paradise offers indescribable seascapes, coral gardens, sunken ships, underwater caves and amazing marine life. Explore the wonders of the Cuban seas with us.
Shark´s Paradise - Dive the best Place in the Caribbean!
Jardines de la Reina
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