Conserving Underwater Cuba

Stay tuned for 2020 dates

Pedro, of the Aquario Nacional de Cuba, maintains the coral nursery located in Guanahacabibes National Park. Pedro and volunteers cleaned the coral trees in the nursery to keep algae from growing on the corals and the trees. Mature coral fragments get outplanted nearby and past crops are thriving!

Pedro, of the Aquario Nacional de Cuba, maintains the coral nursery located in Guanahacabibes National Park. Pedro and volunteers cleaned the coral trees in the nursery to keep algae from growing on the corals and the trees. Mature coral fragments get outplanted nearby and past crops are thriving!

This is a unique scuba and land-based adventure, under a humanitarian aid visa, supporting environmental protection efforts in western Cuba.

We travel to Guanahacabibes National Park and helped protect one of the wildest, most biologically diverse ecosystems in the Caribbean.

Along the way, we meet Cuban scientists, farmers, and park rangers. We help in the national park's turtle monitoring program, the Aquario Nacional at their coral reef nursery, and support local sustainable agriculture.

Have questions or want to learn more?


Testimonials

If you are contemplating a trip to Cuba, I highly recommend IOI. They were spectacular at arranging a recent trip for my dive program, Scuba Diplomacy. Top notch organization. Thanks IOI!” - E. Gonzalez (August 2019)

“I'm back to work more inspired than ever to support Scuba Diplomacy and Ocean Conservation. We are so fortunate to have had the chance to experience the people of Cuba.” K. Mann (August 2019)

This quote pretty much sums up all of my feelings about the Cuba trip. I had an incredible time this past week on so many levels, but what made this experience so special was spending time with such an amazing group of passionate, smart, kind and interesting people. I really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you and making memories together. - D. Blaney (August 2019)

“The most beautiful things in life are not just things, They're people and places, memories and pictures. They are feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.” - Unknown