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I was there in Nov. 2019. Stayed at the new Hilton property at the south end of the island. Great diving, but, and it's a big but: Pesticides are sprayed like water, everywhere, all the time (except for one 'eco' resort). Really disgusting, especially knowing that long-term exposure increases the risk of Parkinson's disease & runoff damages coral. I was really astounded by the amount used. At our resort, the foggers would drive around in a golf cart with some industrial sprayer and coat the entire place twice a day. We asked them to not spray it directly onto our cabin. It was sad to see, and as a couple with significant health problems, it made us check it off the list of places we would ever visit again.
No, it’s not the same. Putting politics aside, I’ve been diving in Musandam, across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran. Cuba would be much better from what I have seen.
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Well, that depends on what is one's definition of not much to do.
If you have a limited budget, you may find that there's not much to do.
Oh, believe me, I would love to dive and visit Cuba, which is where my family is from. But the fact that they destroyed the lives of my grandparents and parents Jan 1, 1959, I can't morally spend one penny there. Many may scoff at that mentality, but my family lost businesses, property, farms, educations and their religious, civil and human rights. Cuba is the biggest sponsor of terrorism on our half of the planet.
But I will go one day, I know I will.
On another note, I was looking @ Aggressor's website recently, what happened to their Cuba boat?
But like I said, Havana was great. I would love to see more of the country.