Wilderness Medicine CME

Cuba Marine
& Havana Experience

World-Class Diving/Snorkeling & Cultural Adventure

June 3 - 13, 2020

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS From $6595

Our staff at 1-619-363-2408 is ready to help

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Havana and the world-class marine environment of Cuba with legal travel for US Citizens!

  • 15 Hours of CME featuring wilderness & marine medicine presentations from renowned diver, Karen Van Hoesen, MD

  • Dive, snorkel, and explore Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) - one of the oldest and most spectacular marine national parks on the planet!

  • Enjoy deluxe accommodations, an onboard chef, and state-of-the-art dive amenities for seven days aboard the spacious diving yacht Jardines Aggressor II 

  • Learn about Cuba’s unique marine environment from marine biologists and other experts from Oceans for Youth Foundation

  • Experience the charm, music, and history of Havana! Guided tours and three nights at one of the finest hotels in Cuba

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An unparalleled marine and cultural experience - just a short flight from the US!

Take advantage of US-approved travel to Cuba for a unique wilderness and marine medicine CME course presented by wilderness medicine expert and Rolex/DAN Diver of The Year Karen Van Hoesen, MD (15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)! The outfitter for this adventure is Blue Green Expeditions - whose staff has many years of experience partnering with Oceans for Youth Foundation to offer top-notch travel opportunities for US Citizens in Cuba.

Map of Cuba
underwater diving in Cuba

Learn about Cuba’s unique marine environment from Oceans for Youth Foundation marine biologists.  Enjoy six days of world-class diving and snorkeling aboard the Jardines Aggressor II, a floating dive resort with deluxe accommodations, an onboard chef & professional crew, and state-of-the-art dive amenities. Explore the "Gardens of the Queen" (Jardines de la Reina) - one of the oldest and most spectacular marine national parks in the world...  Imagine thousands of schooling fish, hundreds of sharks, huge groupers, and the chance to snorkel with saltwater crocodiles!

No trip to Cuba would be complete without ample time to experience the iconic city of Havana and its warm, welcoming people. Enjoy luxury hotel accommodations at Hotel Parque Central which is within walking distance of many of the best sites in Havana.  Private guides and tours bring to life all that this charming and historic city has to offer - from cigars to bright architecture, rum to revolutions, and classic cars to Hemingway!

Itinerary Snapshot

Cuba Marine & Havana Experience
Wilderness Medicine CME


Cuba Marine & Havana Experience
Wilderness Medicine CME

Trip Cost: $6595

Optional CME fee: $695

Non-medical guests and spouses welcome!


10 nights accommodations, diving or snorkeling, all meals and beverages including local beer and wine aboard the Jardines Aggressor II, most meals in Havana, transfers from Santa Clara Airport or Camaguey Airport, presentations by Cuban biologists, tours in Havana

Not Included:

Airfare, Travel Visa, Nitrox (optional for divers), Gratuities, Port fees and Conservation fees, Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended), Dive Insurance (Required)

Questions? Ready to reserve your spot?
Speak to an expert at Blue Green Expeditions - the outfitter of this CME adventure


Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"I have highly recommended Blue Green Expeditions to our family and close friends. Thank you for such an amazing adventure! We are so thankful to have been a part of the Cuba trip. Everything from the diving to the time in Havana was amazing. Fantastic communication and organization! We met so many incredible people and we can’t wait to join Blue Green on another trip in the very near future. Thank you!!!!"


"As a non-diver, I wasn't sure what to expect and I couldn't be happier. First as vegetarians, we were incredibly impressed by the food especially the variety and creativity of the chefs. The history and knowledge of the tour guides was exceptional. And then the boat! Wow, what a beautiful vessel with amazing crew and fantastic scenery. Laurent's underwater pictures were incredible with fantastic diversity of fish. We particularly enjoyed the sharks...and I so appreciate the guided snorkel tour by Faith with the sharks. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Thank you to everyone who made this happen! We can't wait to go back next year!"


Faculty for the Intensive Skills Field Course

Wilderness Medicine CME

cme conference bigskysummer Karen Van Hoesen

Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD: A leading authority on Diving and Marine Medicine. Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Started both the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship and the Wilderness Medicine. Co-director of the San Diego 'Center for Excellence in Diving’. Inaugural member of the ‘Women Divers Hall of Fame’ and former recipient of the ‘DAN/Rolex - Diver Of The Year’ award.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Blue Green Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. In addition, Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Blue Green Expeditions at 1-619-363-2408