Cuba, Jardines De La Reina

Photo workshop at the "Gardens of the Queen", are a complex network of untouched marine ecosystems that have been regarded by many knowledgeable scientists and organizations as a reference of what is the original status of a coral reef as Christopher Columbus found it in the times of the discovery.  The underwater paradise is all that comes into the mind when you first enter the water, the vertical walls covered with brightly hued sponges, the huge Pilar Corals (Montastraea Annularis), the black corals extending the branches in the contrasting blue water, many species of gorgonians, fragile laminar corals (Agaricia sp.)showing its beautiful shapes through crevices, canyons and caves built along thousands of years of invertebrates work, converting tons of calcium carbonate into architecture masterpieces, all this combined with one of the biggest fish diversity and biomass of the Caribbean makes each dive an unforgettable experience.

The amazingly healthy mangrove system provides nursery area for young fish populations, filtering the water that goes to the reef together with the seagrass beds (Thalassia Testudinum) and in return receiving from the reef protection against the open ocean wave energy, all interconnected in a very fragile network that here keeps its variety, richness and splendor intact.

Trips Available:

Feb 10-17, 2018   SOLD OUT!

$3600 US dollars, plus $300 park fees

$1000 non refundable deposit to secure a spot

Second payment of $1000 due July 10, 2017

Final payment due 90 days before departure date, November 10, 2017

Please contact Richard for reserving a spot, askphotography@mac.com

Critters to look for at Jardines De La Reina

And then there's Havana

Let's have some fun!!!