Cayo Largo, Cuba

Dec 28, 2017 - Harmony V

Today we arrived at Cayo Largo, the ship anchored 4 nautical miles from shore and the local boat, Ballenato, picked up most of the guests however we also used two zodiacs for all passengers.  Upon landing we visited the local health clinic where we had a chance to have a people to people conversation with 3 doctors and three nurses who discussed from their education to daily practices, how they deal with injuries and general experiences on the island. After the visit to the clinic we had a chance to have a discussion at the turtle breeding and protection center.  Our guests were delighted to learn about the different species that are present in Cuba and how they help to protect them. After our visit to the island our guests had the opportunity to either go to Punta Larga beach or Snorkel of a local catamaran in deep water.  We had most of our guests join us on the snorkeling adventure and we spent about an hour at sea.  The entire group returned to Harmony V for lunch and at 4 pm I presented my final talk for the trip entitled “advances in cave research in Cuba”.

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Fabio Amador

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Fabio Esteban Amador is an archaeologist and explorer and a host of the National Geographic Mundo television series Mysteries of the Underworld. Originally from El Salvador, Fabio Esteban studied fine arts at the Art Student League of New York and the School of Visual Arts. Following his dream to become an expedition artist, he then studied archaeology at Rutgers University and went on to earn Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mesoamerican archaeology at the State University of New York, Buffalo. His doctoral research involved excavating and mapping ancient Maya settlements in the Yalahau region of the Northern Yucatan peninsula, seeking clues into how these early societies expressed their identity through art and iconography.

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