Vision III is a beautiful sailing yacht, it provides unique dive liveaboard trips around the Canarreos Archipelago in of Cuba, it is perfect for a small group of 6 guests.

S

12/12/2016

We went on this little boat back in Oct 2016, the crew were very nice, we had storm but they are ok to push back the trip few days later, and we did a good trip all together, fishing, diving,...

Description

Boat

Vision III is a 16 meters long, beautiful sailing yacht that provide professional diving services in a unique location - Canareos Archipelago of Cuba. It is open for full boat charter with reasonable price, perfect for a small group of divers or non-divers.

This yacht is the perfect choice if you want to charter the whole boat for a small group of 6 people, it provides flexible liveaboard itineraries with custom plan and deluxe modern facilities.

Vision III was built in 2003 by world-class French manufacturer Jeanneau. It was completely renovated in 2015, cruises at 6 knots per hour. With all safety gear, as well as marine GPS navigation and one Dinghy (10 person capacity) for land excursions.

Vision III is fully adapted for the needs of small diving groups/family in a cozy, clean, and well organized boat with great comfort.

Beside diving, one of the most excellent part will be the food, the chef on board will provide a mix of Cuban and International, with fresh fruits, juices, soups, salads, sandwiches and fish, seafood, beef or chicken for entrées. The crew will even cook any fish you catch during your sail. And there are snacks available all day long.


Cabin

Vision III has 3 guest cabins, it can sleeps up to 6 guests per trip :

All cabins have fans (No A/C - and you don't really need).

1 Double Bed Cabin (Cabin 1) :
With a double bed, ensuite bathroom.

2 Twin Beds Cabins (Cabin 2 & 3) :
Each with 2 single beds, ensuite bathroom.


Diving

  • 2 - 4 dives per day, depending on sea conditions/route.

  • No dives will be provided on the day of arrival & departure.

  • 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional cost
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Water Equipment:Fishing gear
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (Euro/CUC/USD)
  • Crew Number:3, including 1 dive guide

Itineraries

Canarreos Archipelago - Cayo Largo - 7D/6N

Cienfuegos > Rancho Luna > Cayo Sigua > Cayo Largo > Cienfuegos

Departure Port: Cienfuegos, 9:00AM
Return Port: Cienfuegos, 7:00AM

Experience a different kind of liveaboard on our beautiful yacht, naturally sailing on the sea and breathing the fresh Cuban air. It's a perfect mix between diving, sailing, and a little bit of shore at Cayo Largo.

Each dive trip is tailored to the experience and preferences of the group. Israel, our divemaster, is aboard each trip, and is happy to customize the itinerary to each group. Guests can expect to see coral reefs, fauna, fish, turtles, and more. Depending on the experience of the group, we also o er drift dives and cave dives.

In addition, when we won't be busy diving we will explore islands and national parks that boast incredible flora and fauna – here you will find iguanas, snakes, crabs and impressive bird life.


Trip Description

Day 1 : Havana - Cienfuegos
The crew will pick up you in a hotel in Havana in early morning. A drive to the Cuban Caribbean coast, the city of Cienfuegos. This transit will take approximately four hours and includes a stop to have a Cuban coffee.

Arrival to Cienfuegos marina to meet the yacht. Greeted with a refreshment, the crew will assist you to your cabin and help you with your dive equipment. After a safety briefing and a meeting with immigration, the boat will leave the marina and enter the Caribbean Sea.

Day 2 : Rancho Luna (Dive Spot)
Our first live aboard stop is Rancho Luna, where you will have an opportunity for two dives, including a dive site known as the ‘The Labyrinth’ with a captivating coral landscape and a small mysterious shipwreck. You will have lunch onboard and in the evening we cruise to Cayo Guano, for the overnight anchorage and dinner overlooking a lighthouse at Cayo Guano Del Este.

Day 3 : Cayo Trabuco (Dive Spot)
The anchor will be lifted at sunrise and move to Cayo Trabuco. This day there will be two dives, featuring deep vertical walls, sting rays, turtles and a variety of fish. In the evening you will sail to Cayo Sigua.

Day 4 : Cayo Sigua (Dive Spot)
Cayo Sigua is one of the best dive spots at the Caribbean coast of Cuba. You can find an underwater vertical wall stretching for several kilometers. String rays, turtles, and often times different sharks. We can also dive at a nearby underwater cave (for experienced divers only). At sunset you will cruise to Punta del Este for anchorage.

Day 5 : Cayo Largo del Sur (Dive Spot)
A sunrise cruise to Cayo Largo del Sur where you will do two dives, one of which is at night.
Discover pristine and intriguing corals and diversified wildlife, alongside caves, grottos, and drop-offs. Draw a lucky card and you may see sleeping sharks.

At the Cayo Largo Marina, the group will leave the yacht for a beach excursion. Visiting the Island of Iguanas, where you can interact with hundreds iguanas, the beautiful white sands of the white sandy beach. Cayo Largo also has a marina, a small bar at the marina, and beach with sand that does not heat up.

After a day on land the crew will offer you a chance to do a night dive before having dinner onboard. We will spend a night near Cayo Largo.

Day 6 : Cayo Rosario (Dive Spot)
At first light we sail to Cayo Rosario, a tropical paradise island with no inhabitants! Exceptionally white sand will be succeeded by white coral heads that create winding tunnels, passages and caves. Nurse sharks, groupers, barracudas and thousands of glass fish may greet you at the entrance to the caves. All spanned by reefs with a range between 15-35 meters in depth. After diving on the reefs surrounding Cayo Rosario. In the afternoon we will sail back to Cienfuegos.

Day 7 : Havana
After breakfast on board, crew will transfer you back to Havana. Arriving Havana at about 1:00 PM. You will be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport in Havana.

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Destinations Cuba
Facilities Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, Russian, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
17/12/2017 to 23/12/2017 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
24/12/2017 to 30/12/2017 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
31/12/2017 to 06/01/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
07/01/2018 to 13/01/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
14/01/2018 to 20/01/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
21/01/2018 to 27/01/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
28/01/2018 to 03/02/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
04/02/2018 to 10/02/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
11/02/2018 to 17/02/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
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25/02/2018 to 03/03/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
04/03/2018 to 10/03/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
11/03/2018 to 17/03/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
18/03/2018 to 24/03/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
25/03/2018 to 31/03/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
01/04/2018 to 07/04/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
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29/04/2018 to 05/05/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
06/05/2018 to 12/05/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
13/05/2018 to 19/05/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
20/05/2018 to 26/05/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
27/05/2018 to 02/06/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail
03/06/2018 to 09/06/2018 6 nights Cuba Cienfuegos - Cienfuegos From $1,350.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Cuba 6 nights Double / Twin Cabin From $1,350.00
Cuba 6 nights Charter 6 pax From $7,900.00
Cuba 6 nights From $9,500.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Cuba

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. The ocean that surrounds Cuba is full of little unexplored reefs where grouper and sharks are resident and visible all year. Visibility is always between 30m-40m.

Visa's : Tourist who travel to Cuba need to get the appropriate visa called Tourist Card and a valid passport having 6 months validy after the return tiket. Depending on your nationality, have a check online with the representative Cuban Embassy or consulate.

Climate: the climate of Cuba is semitropical or temperate. The average minimum temperature is 21° C (70° F ), the average maximum 27° C (81° F ). The trade winds and sea breezes make coastal areas more habitable. Cuba has a rainy season from May to October.

Water: The temperature of water varies in the limits of 24°-28°S during the year, the coldest conditions are encountered in the winter months from December until February.

Flights: Main air gates of Cuba International Airport named of Jose Marti (HAV) is located near Havana. From Havana there are different Taxi and land tour offered at the arrival.

Currency: In Cuba two currencies are used - nonconvertible (CUP) and converted (CUC) Cuban of peso. Cuban currency is NOT traded internationally, so you can’t buy it in advance and have to convert once your arrived.

Clothing: On diving liveaboard is ideal to carry light air clothing, which also proposes protection from the tropical sun; for the cooler or rainier evenings you can also pack a jumper and light raincoat.

Plugs: Joints of the type A/B/C/L, 110V, 60Hz. In the majority of hotels and onboard the liveaboards you will find either 110V or 220V so be aware before plugging our electrics.

Diver's reviews (1)

S, 12/12/2016

We went on this little boat back in Oct 2016, the crew were very nice, we had storm but they are ok to push back the trip few days later, and we did a good trip all together, fishing, diving, cruising, recommended!

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