Cuba Scuba November 2024

  • 16 Nov 2024
  • (CST)
  • 30 Nov 2024
  • (CST)
  • Gardens of the Queen, Cuba


  • Due within 10 days of registration to hold your reservation.

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Cuba Scuba 2024

Another Bucket-List

Trip With

Rainbow Divers


Undersea Expeditions


Goliath Groupers

Pristine Reefs

Led by

Maureen McEvoy &

Greg Hamman


Waitlist registration enabled


November 23, 2024

Optional Cuba Tour

Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos

November 16, 2024

7 nights onboard Avalon III

Gardens of the Queen

About Avalon III

Optional Cuba Tour

Here we go! Another bucket list trip with Rainbow Divers and UnderSea Expeditions. Join Maureen and Greg for an unforgettable tour of Havana, Cienfuego, and colonial Trinidad before setting off on a 1 week dive trip in the famous Gardens of the Queen.

Travel legally to Cuba with us on a humanitarian environmental project expedition in the spectacular Gardens of the Queen marine park onboard Avalon III. Travel to Cuba under this program is legal for U.S. citizens and residents. The environment, and particularly the marine environment, is something that both biologically and culturally joins Cuba and the U.S. You'll spend seven nights onboard the beautiful liveaboard dive vessel, Avalon III, in the heart of Cuba's Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) National Park, located 60 miles off the southern coast of Cuba, an archipelago comprising a chain of 250 virgin coral and mangrove islands extending along 75 miles of turquoise waters. Gardens of the Queen was featured on an award-winning segment of the CBS news program, 60 MINUTES hosted by Anderson Cooper. Gardens of the Queen is Cuba's first marine park and the largest no-take marine reserve in the Caribbean, where much of the story lies underwater. U.S. visitors will accompany Cuban specialists and scuba dive in one of the healthiest marine ecosystems remaining in the Caribbean. Highlights of the optional land tour prior to the diving week:

  • Step back in time to Old Havana

  • Try a genuine Cuban Cigar, visit a local dance company

  • Visit Ernest Hemingway's home

  • Ride in a 1950's American classic convertible and tour the antique car club

  • Visit famous jazz clubs, private restaurants, and nightclubs

  • Travel overland to the Bay of Pigs, historic Trinidad, and Cienfuego

Space is limited, and this trip routinely sells out well in advance, so click the link and sign up today.  


  • Standard stateroom: $3595 On waitlist!
    • Single supplement: $700
  • Optional land tour: $2995
    • Single supplement: $600
  • Deluxe balcony stateroom: $4399 pp Sold out! 


  • $500 to register
  • $1000 due Jan 1 2024
  • $1000 due Feb 1 2024
  • $1000 due May 1 2024
  • Balance due Jul 1 2024
  • Up to 4 dives daily, including some night dives, conditions permitting
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the dive week, some meals during the tour
  • Local non-alcoholic beverages
  • Participation in Humanitarian Environmental Project with Blue Sanctuary
  • Transportation in Cuba to the liveaboard from Camaguey (or from our land tour.)
  • Extra $$ discounts for NCRD early-bird signups

Airfare to Cuba, OFAC License fee of $100 (if on land tour), Port Fee of $240, Conservation Fee of $120, Cuban medical insurance fee $100, Nitrox ($120 for week if you wish to dive with EANx), alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature. Visa or visitor fees, departure or arrival taxes, may be collected when purchasing your airfare, or may be paid separately.

Divers coming for just the liveaboard will need to arrive in Camaguey (CMW) November 23.
 Alternatively fly in on November 16 to Havana if you are participating in our land tour. Don't book flights until consulting the trip leader. Preferred departure is on the CMW-MIA flight on the morning of Nov 30.

About Rainbow Divers

Rainbow Divers is a 501(c)7 non-profit mutual benefit organization, and can only organize activities and trips for its members. Membership is cheap and comes with a bunch of new lifelong friends at no extra charge. So if you’d like to participate in this trip, please join us.

Payments are due within 10 days of sign up, and are generally non-refundable. If you sign up and your plans change there may or may not be someone interested in taking your spot. If you cancel without having made all payments it is your responsibility to find someone to pay your obligation in full. It is a very good idea to carry trip insurance to cover such an eventuality.

Trip payments may be made by PayPal or by personal check. PayPal will accept credit card payments, regardless of whether you have a PayPal account. The price is the same regardless of payment method.  Please consider using PayPal, as electronic payment greatly simplifies the work of our volunteers.  Please send PayPal payments to paypal@rainbowdivers.org

Divers are required to carry valid, in-force dive accident insurance, such as may be obtained from Divers' Alert Network (DAN).

Divers must agree to NCRD's Event Terms and Conditions to participate in this trip.

Event Terms and Conditions.pdf

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