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Jardines Aggressor II

Jardines Aggressor II
From USD 394 per day
135 ft
Max 24
At a glance...
  • Cruises around Jardines de la Reina
  • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
  • Complimentary local beer and wine
  • Shaded upper deck hot tub
  • Large steel hulled yacht

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The Jardines Aggressor II liveaboard yacht explores the spectacular Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) of Cuba, one of the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean, on 7 night diving cruises. This remote national park is famous for encounters with giant groupers, a range of sharks such as Caribbean, silky and nurse, as well as saltwater crocodiles. It is a large yacht (120 ft/41m) with a wide beam built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. It is diesel-powered and cruises at 10 knots.

The Jardines Aggressor II, a member of the Aggressor Fleet, sleeps 24 guests in privacy and comfort. There is a roomy, air conditioned saloon and dining area, sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge seats and deck chairs, stereo and CD player (with IPod plug-in), shaded wet bar and grill. There is also a photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer. There is a variety of evening entertainment, including diving and marine presentations, movies, games and more. A small book exchange library is maintained onboard, as well as fish identification reference books.

Diving facilities include nitrox, individual dive lockers with ample storage space, camera table with low-pressure air hoses, and 2 hot, fresh water showers. The dive deck and platform area are very spacious. The egress ladders were designed for convenience to allow divers easy entries and exits. Enjoy fresh water showers on the deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. The dive crew of the Jardines Aggressor II, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate scuba service. While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the crew members. All diving onboard is from 2 x 30 ft/9m long tenders and should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. The yacht’s video professional will capture your diving adventure to share your Cuban liveaboard dive adventure with family and friends.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Notes: The age limit to scuba dive by Cuban law is 15 years of age.

Dive experience: When guests compete their Cruise Application they affirm to Aggressor that they are fit to dive in Cuba. That 'fit to dive' implies physical fitness, dive skills, and dive experience. Aggressor expect divers to accept personal responsibility for their fitness to dive.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch (including on final day), dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced dive guides (DM ratio 12:1), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer and torch: US$ 225 per week), port fees (US$ 240), marine park conservation fees (US$ 120), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be prepaid.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (other than local beer or wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per week), 15 liter tank (US$ 75 per week), transfer to the boat from the local airports (Santa Clara, Cayo Coco or Camaguey: US$ 60 each way, prepaid), transfer to the boat from Havana Airport (payable in advance: US$ 120 each way). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: These liveaboard cruises are operated under the Oceans For Youth Foundation which has an approved license for the 'People-to-People' educational exchange program. This means they meet OFAC regulations that permit US citizens to travel to Cuba, as well as citizens of the rest of the world.
You will be met at Santa Clara (SNU) or Camaguey (CMW) airport on the Saturday and transferred to the Jardines Aggressor II at Port Jucaro. A Cubatur representative in a yellow shirt who will assist with your luggage and transfer. If you arrive after 6 pm, you must make your own way to the boat in Jucaro which is about a 3 hour ride. Transfers can also be arranged from Havana (pick up at 12 noon, 7 hours). Boarding begins at 5 pm for guests making their own way to Jucaro. Once at Jucaro Port, you will board the Jardines Aggressor II liveaboard for the 3 hour voyage to Jardines de la Reina National Park.
On the last full day of the trip you will cruise back to Jucaro and then disembark at 4-5 am on the final morning (Saturday). You will then be taken back to the airport, stopping along the way for lunch. The last dive of the trip will be around 11 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
There are many daily international flights available to/from Cuba. For more details, including airlines, see our Cuba travel information section.

Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 12 guests, and 2 extra persons can join the cruise in a Deluxe Stateroom free of charge (total 12 or more guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 21 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (24 guests).

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Jardines Aggressor II has 12 guest cabins, all with private bathrooms. There are 2 Balcony Suites with twin or king-size bed beds in the bow of the main deck, with sliding glass doors. On the lower deck, there are 10 Deluxe Staterooms with twin beds (some of which can be converted to king-size beds). Some of these cabins have portholes, others not.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual climate control air conditioning
  • Sliding glass doors on main deck, some portholes on lower deck
  • Flatscreen TV with movie selection
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Linen changed midweek, on request
  • Hand basin, towels, toiletries, and hair dryer
  • Closet, drawer and mirror
  • Storage space
  • Mains outlet 110 volts - 24 hours per day
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemasters hablan Espanol


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