Cuban Avalon II Liveaboard Review: Jardines de la Reina Dive Boat

Cuban Avalon II Liveaboard Review
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At the time of writing this Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard Review, this Caribbean dive boat had a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10 and was rated Superb by 5 verified reviews. The Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard schedules year-round diving around Cuba’s Jardin de la Reina for diver singles and solo divers and couples in double cabins.

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The Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard is a 40 metre (131 feet) dive boat custom built for up to 20 scuba divers. With paid Nitrox onboard so you can extend your dive times. Meals cater for all dietary requirements. 10 en-suite aircon cabins for couples, singles or solo divers happy to share.

Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard overview
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Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard overview

In this Cuban Avalon II Liveaboard review I take a look at what this dive boat offers for scuba divers. In the above image you’ll notice there have been 5 verified customer reviews. This has resulted in an overall review rating of 9.0 out of 10 and 4.5 stars. That’s a good review by any one’s standards and a great start for any scuba diver.

Here’s an example of one of the customer reviews of the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard:

Some of the best reefs in Caribbean. Sharks on most dives, Friendly Goliath groupers, No other divers.” Recommended for: Large cabin, food, marine life.

One of the Cuban Avalon II Liveaboard Reviews by William H from the UK

Here is a list of what the features Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard offers to scuba divers and why you should choose this liveaboard to enjoy your Caribbean/Cuba scuba diving trip.

Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard Features Table
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Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard Features Table

FeatureAdvantage to You
Dietary restrictions catered forRelax knowing that whatever your dietary requirements, you can enjoy the food onboard, as the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have.
Paid nitrox availableNitrox onboard means you'll benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving, including extended bottom times. Especially important when you enjoy diving and you want to spend as long as possible underwater.
En-suite cabins (All 10 cabins)You benefit from your own private en-suite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in comfort.
Aircon cabins (All 10 cabins)You benefit from being able to choose the temperature of your cabin for complete comfort and a good night’s sleep.
Scuba gear rentalThe benefit to you is you can travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment onboard.
Includes great Cuban divingYou benefit from many dives per day, which include Jardines de la Reina, which is only accessible via liveaboard.
Sun deckAn advantage to those sun-lovers to relax and sun bathe between dives.
Leisure DeckRelax and unwind on the leisure deck with the onboard jacuzzi/hot tub.
Separate Rinse for u/w CameraUnderwater photography enthusiasts benefit from being able to easily rinse down their underwater cameras.
Din adaptorsIf you have DIN regulators you don't have to worry, as they have DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.

What are the pros and cons of the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard
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What are the pros and cons of the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard?

As with any scuba diving holiday booking, there are always pros and cons to take into consideration. Let’s take a look at the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard pros and cons.

Pros of the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard

  1. Middle budget cost Cuba liveaboard.
  2. The benefit of Nitrox onboard.
  3. The Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard cost (see below) includes your drinking water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, full-board meal plan, snacks, diving package and cabin towels.
  4. Alcoholic beverages are included in your trip cost.
  5. 7 night diving package includes up to 18 dives in total.
  6. The meal package includes western and local food and includes fine cuisine and vegetarian options.
  7. Specific dietary requirements are catered for, but you need to add this when you book your trip.
  8. Warm water outside showers to rinse after scuba diving and snorkeling.
  9. The cabins are en-suite and all have aircon and TVs.
  10. The chance to scuba dive Jardines de la Reina.

Cons of the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard

  1. Doesn’t include flexible booking terms.
  2. Only 7-night trip itineraries to book.
  3. No WIFI and internet onboard.
  4. The Cuba Avalon II liveaboard doesn’t offer diving courses.

Liveaboard.com legit company?

You can book with confidence as Liveaboard.com are a legit company. You can never be too cautious when booking online, especially when spending on the cost of a liveaboard trip.

Why should you book the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard
Sharks on most dives if you like to dive with sharks

Why should you book the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard?

The Cuba Avalon II is a custom-built dive boat that ‘s great for scuba divers. So if you’re not looking to scuba dive the unspoilt dives sites of Cuba, the Cuba Avalon II is not for you.

You can scuba dive Cuba from a land-based resort. But the disadvantage of this is you won’t be able to dive as much as you can on a liveaboard dive boat. For example, Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) is only accessible via liveaboard. This is another reason to book the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard for a scuba diving trip of a lifetime.

Here’s a taster for you of what it’s like scuba diving Jardines de la Reina. Did you notice the crocodile? This is one the exciting things about scuba diving in Cuba is the fact you may see crocodiles on your dive.

Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard cost
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Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard cost

To book a trip on the Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard, prices begin at £271 ($369/€304)* per person per day – cost right at the time of writing this article.

If you want to book the cheapest or the most expensive liveaboards or look at other options, please take a read of this article that includes a Caribbean liveaboard comparison chart.

The Cuba Avalon II liveaboard cost to book includes the following:

  • Drinking water, tea & coffee and soft drinks.
  • Alcoholic beverages and wine with dinner.
  • Full-board meal plan, which includes specific dietary requirements (but this must be requested at the time of booking) and snacks.
  • All your diving on the 7-night diving package includes up to 18 dives in total.
  • Cabin towels.

The Cuba Avalon II liveaboard cost to book excludes the following:

  • Dive Insurance.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Nitrox.
  • National park fees.
  • Port fees.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Hotel transfers.
  • Optional gratuities.
  • Scuba rental gear.
Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard discount code
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Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard discount code

If you are searching for a Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard discount code you are best to look out for the discounts Liveaboard.com offer on certain trips.

Also, take a read of this article about how to book a last minute Galapagos liveaboard cruise, as this shows you how the discounts show up when you come to book.

I hope you enjoyed this article about Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard Reviews

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkeling, in the comments below. But in particular if you’ve been on the Cuba Avalon II liveaboard. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkeling or scuba diving (or specifically on Cuba Avalon II Liveaboard Reviews), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkeling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

Cuban Avalon II Liveaboard Review: Jardines de la Reina Dive Boat

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