Four NEW Opportunities to Join Our Award-Winning Travel Program in Cuba!
Join Ocean Doctor for your trip to Cuba! We have been conducting ocean research and conservation work in Cuba since 2000 and we invite you to take part in our award-winning and unforgettable educational trip to Cuba. Outside Magazine awarded Ocean Doctor’s trip its “Best Dive” award for 2015.With the recent announcements of restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba have come many changes on the island. See Cuba now at this unique moment in history. We have just added four new trips now available for booking. Space is limited. Your travel helps support our work.
- May 28 – June 6, 2015: How Cuba Went Green (with Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation)
- August 5 – 15, 2015: Gardens of the Queen aboard Tortuga Floating Hotel
- September 23 – October 3, 2015: Gardens of the Queen aboard Avalon I Live-Aboard
- December 23, 2015 – January 2, 2016: Gardens of the Queen aboard Avalon II Live-Aboard
See details about these trips below
Join Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation, Ocean Doctor’s Dr. David E. Guggenheim and The Baum Foundation May 28 – June 6, 2015 on an exciting People to People exploratory journey as we explore the history, culture and sustainable practices of Cuba through meeting with researchers, university officials, organizations and with the local people to learn and discuss Cuba’s ecological and environmental issues.
What can the U.S. learn from Cuba about sustainability? When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Cuba lost its oil supply. Without petroleum for transportation, agriculture and manufacturing, Cuba’s economy shrank by 30% in one year and famine loomed. To feed its people and rebuild its economy, Cuba had to adapt, developing novel ways to survive on less. Cuba’s natural environment benefited, too, as its forests, reefs and coastal wetlands thrived in the absence of chemical pollution. Today, many of these practices are models for how other countries can adapt to challenges like global warming, resource depletion, species extinction.
Join the first exploratory trip this year examining what lessons we can learn from Cuba’s experience. Experience this “off limits” island during this unique period before it is fully open for US tourism. Travel legally to be with the people of Cuba under a People to People educational license issued to the Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation.