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Cuba's Seldom-Seen Undersea Paradise

Did you know that Fidel Castro was an avid scuba diver? It's part of the reason — along with low development and economic stagnation — that some of Cuba's undersea is in such prime condition.
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Story and photos by Kristin Hettermann

Did you know that Fidel Castro was an avid scuba diver? It's part of the reason — along with low development and economic stagnation — that some of Cuba's undersea is in such prime condition. Embarking on a 10-day reconnaissance exploring the southern coast of Cuba, we were reviewing the state of its seas for future educational expeditions focused on sustainability, especially with respect to marine and coastal ecosystems.