Big thanks to Rene, Sadiel and family. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and completing the ESA open water diver course.
If you are thinking of taking a scuba trip in Cuba, you need to contact Rene. They are a family run business that offers a very different experience from the many government dive centers you will find. The equipment is in great condition and Rene's ability to teach is second to none. The next time we come we will forgo the resort and stay with you. They have a beutiful house just outside of Varadero where they have built a first class dive center. Rene's wife made some of the best food we had while in Cuba. While staying at the resort we heard all kinds of horror stories from other guests about their experiences with other dive schools, mostly Barracuda. One couple diving for the first time with Barracuda actually ran out of air in the first five minutes. Had that happened to us my girlfriend surely would have given up.
If you're like us, you want the best. Scubazul is the best - bar none. Lots of love guys, we will see you again soon.
PS - They also took us to Havana for a day. We got to see the city with a local perspective and visit many places like the market, Floridita and Bodeguita Del Medio that bus tours generally skip. It's nice traveling with someone who speaks the language and can help you negotiate in the markets. Having done a bus tour on a previous trip, the experience is completely different not to mention less expensie. If you do go, on your way back to Matanzas ask Sadiel about the significance of the wall along the highway and the number 3. :)