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Jardines de la Reina or 'Gardens of the Queen' was named by Christopher Columbus to honor Queen Isabel of Spain. It is located 60 miles off the southern coast of Cuba and is one of the largest marine parks in the Caribbean and known to have the healthiest marine ecosystem.

The Gardens of the Queen encompases a chain of 250 virgin coral and mangrove islands extending along 75 miles of beautiful clear tourquose water. This area was declared a marine park in 1996 and has been protected since then.You can expect to see pristine coral reefs, steep walls dropping from the reef to the abyss, large populations of adult fish including sharks, jewfish up to 400 lbs, snapper, groupper and much more. There are many different species of sharks you will see including; nurse, black tip, lemon, silky and the great hammerhead.

Learn More About the Dive Sites in Gardens of the Queen