Jardines de la Reina is perhaps the most organized diving area in Cuba in terms of diving service and environmental protection. The area enjoys full protection from the Cuban government since 1990-ish. In this area, scuba divers will enjoy the diving with tens of sharks, healthy corals and perhaps to meet a famous crocodile, Franco, a saltwater American crocodile who is frequently visit the floating cabin Tortuga where the scuba divers usually stay.
Photographing saltwater crocodiles in their natural, mangrove habitat is not for the faint of heart. And I’ll admit I have been known to be the “faint of heart” type.