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CubaDivingNow - are they real?

Mahwah, New Jersey
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According to their web site they arrange dives and multi-day dive trips across Cuba from Havana - however, I cannot find any mention of them anywhere but their own web site, even though their "guestbook" goes back years.

Some things on their web site - such as the ability to rent luxury cars (okay, Audi A5s, but still) - seem too good to be true?

Old Havana
Historic Walking Areas
Fabrica De Arte Cubano
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Havana, Cuba
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Hi Andy, I´m Osmel, collegue of Mitchel.

Now you know that Cuba Diving Now is real, Didn´t you?

Best regard from Havana

Osmel

Mahwah, New Jersey
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Had an amazing indivualized trip to Cuba - thanks to CubaDivingNow. Mitchel and his team are a very dedicated, diligent and caring group of people - treating us like friends, not clients.

The casas particular they had chosen for us in the cities we visited were hidden gems. Our best dining experience for the entire week was at the unassuming casa (Gran Canyon) at Playa Larga.

We had several wonderful dives at the bay of pigs, their equipment is top notch and their dive guides enthusiastic and highly competent. However, we had set aside most of our time to visit Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and take in as much about Cuba history, culture and people as our little time permitted. They had arranged for guided tours as well as road-side stops - satisfying that aspect of our trip just as perfectly.

Our driver Vladimir (Cuban, despite the first name) was very personable and seemed to have adopted us. It was like taking trips into the country with our favorite Uncle.

I would be very happy to travel with them again - and I do hope they do get the chance to visit New York City - I would very much enjoy reciprocating the hospitality they extended to us.

If there was a way to give them 5 stars - I would give them SIX.

Andy

Edited: 10:36 am, April 22, 2017
Havana, Cuba
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Thanks a million for your words Andy. Hope to see you againg

Un gran abrazo desde La Habana...

The Cubadivingnow team.

www.cubadivingnow.com

Vienna, Austria
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We had a week-long diving trip organised by CubaDivingNow during the first week of our 3 week Cuba trip. Our only regret is that we didn't book them longer, the dives and travels with Mitchel and Xander were great!

We couldn't agree more with Andys' review of CubaDivingNow, they're very real and our first choice when we come to Cuba again.

Edited: 2:23 pm, March 18, 2018
Buenos Aires...
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I dived with them in the last month. They are very good. They organized the whole trip, took care of every single detail. Accommodation, transportation, diving gear etc. I just had to enjoy the diving. Michel, the divemaster, is very friendly and supportive. Helped the divers a lot. And always with a smile in his face. Strongly recommended.

Buenos Aires...
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Agradecemos al equipo de Cubadiving por su la calidad de organizaciòn, calidez humano y por los gratos momentos conpartidos. Los equipos de buceo son de calidad, la atencion personalizada y el agua con una excelente visibilidad. Buceamos en la Habana y en Bahía de los Cochinos donde pudimos disfrutar de los corales y una fauna abundante. Fue un viaje extremadamente bien organizado por el equipo de Cubadiving combinando cultura y buceo. Nos quedamos con las ganas de volver.

Buenos Aires...
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Agradecemos al equipo de Cubadiving por su la calidad de organizaciòn, calidez humano y por los gratos momentos conpartidos. Los equipos de buceo son de calidad, la atencion personalizada y el agua con una excelente visibilidad. Buceamos en la Habana y en Bahía de los Cochinos donde pudimos disfrutar de los corales y una fauna abundante. Fue un viaje extremadamente bien organizado por el equipo de Cubadiving combinando cultura y buceo. Nos quedamos con las ganas de volver.

San Jose, California
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We hired a driver and guide thru CubaDivingNow. We only wanted a day tour of Havana in a classic car. I own a 59 Buick and they secured Eddy and his 59 Buick!!! We had a great time for 7 hours and the price was fair. We saw all the greatest places including a tour of the Hemmingway House.

They even took us to an authentic Cuban lunch. I’d recommend their program. We did not dive with them but perhaps another trip.

Rick

San Jose, CA

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Je recommande fortement Cubadiving à mes compatriotes français. UN voyage orgsnisé sur mesure avec beaucoup de sérieux et de profesionalisme Déplacements en voiture avec chauffeur, logememt chez l'habitant , visites culturelles et plongée. L'Equipe de Cubadiving mérite 5 étoiles. Merci pour ce beau voyage et votre bonne humeur. Amitiés à Mitchel et Osmel. Florence et Alejandro.

Oaxaca, Mexico
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We dove near Havana for 3 days with CDN and had a great experience! Hugo was our guide for Puerto Escondido and the Playa - he did great at helping us get used to shore diving and showed us around the beautiful reefs. Our third day we had Mitchell as our divemaster - we had a far more difficult entry that day and our daughter really struggled. Mitchell took her under his wing and made sure she felt comfortable. He also showed us a great time around the reef, making sure we experienced all of the local creatures. Jose was our driver all the time - he is such an interesting and great guy too! These are diving professionals and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to scuba in Cuba!