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Fort Young Dive Center N   Southwest (leeward) side   "Great diving, wonderful people and suburb accommodation: Dominica"
Great diving, wonderful people and suburb accommodation: DominicaWith good visibility, calm seas and an incredible profusion of tropical fish this was a five-star dive to remember. One of my ben... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Edmond Kay MD
1000+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge/ Fort Young N   [N/A]   "Excellent Diving"
Excellent DivingOur Dive Education group landed in Dominica after an overnight stay in PR due to tight connections. LIAT refused to allow us to co... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2014   David Van Ryn
500+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [N/A]   "Caribbean diving in Dominica"
Caribbean diving in DominicaRecommend Castle Comfort Lodge as Dive Dominica is at their location and you can grab a tank and dive the house reef any time. We ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2014   Laurie Pemberton
500+ Dives
 
AlDive/ Rosalie Bay N   [N/A]   "Rosalie Bay / AlDive"
Rosalie Bay / AlDiveI've been to Dominica many times, and I keep returning because the diving is very good, the island is gorgeous and I love the peop... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2014   ann mcgrath
500+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [N/A]   I had heard many stories about how difficult it is to get to Dominica. I did not find this to be the case. I have been on trips wh... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2014   Jim Willoughby
1000+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge/ Castle Comfort/ Dive Dominica N   Southwest Coast - Roseau   The reefs in Dominica appear very healthy, particularly in comparison to the Florida Keys - this isn't Indonesian plate and soft c... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2014   Linda Burlak
100+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [N/A]   Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC, returned a year after our only other visit to Dominica. We flew from Charlotte... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2014   G. Tripp Jones MD
1000+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   Roseau   We flew United Airlines from Newark to Antigua.Then we were supposed to get a LIAT flight from Antigua to Dominica. The flight was... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2013   Todd Lichtenstein
250+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   Castle Comfort   The 'great' is the care and customer service at Castle Comfort Lodge both onshore and on the boat. Our first visit was 20 years ag... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Susan Titus
250+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [N/A]   Reefs are quite healthy - many branching corals. Many large sponges. Small moray eels are frequently spotted. Great place for Gard... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
7/2013   Ernest A Krumbein
500+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [Scott's Head to Roseau   This was the first time our dive shop (Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC) has been to Dominica. We flew from Charlotte to St. Ma... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2013   G. Tripp Jones MD
500+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   [N/A]   This is a great little place nestled between two hotels on the water with its own pier and on site dive operation. No beach. Whil... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2012   MetriRN
250+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   Roseau to Scotts Head   We very much enjoyed the trip, the people are great. The whole island is trying hard to be enviromentally friendly and they are s... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2012   Mike Groarke
500+ Dives
 
ALDive/ Cruise ship N   [N/A]   I was on a two-week cruise with my girlfriend and I wanted to dive at a few locations. I was finding that the cruise lines padded... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2011   Robert Smithson
<100 Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge N   Rousseu   We were delayed in San Juan for two days because of low clouds and rain at Melville Hall airport in Dominica, resulting in passeng... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2011   Pam Rudy
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Ft. Young Full report N   Roseau   The island itself is beautiful with volcanic topography, lots of waterfalls and rain forest(it rains a lot). The diving a bit disa... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2010   Frances Lewis
500+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Gallette Cottages Full report N   Soufriere   Through some deft packing, my dive bag weighed 47 lbs. when we checked in at Continental EWR, & there was no extra baggage charge.... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2010   Suzanne Leeson, David Vickery,
500+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Very nice group (16) trip to Dominica. Good dive operation (Dive Dominica) with large catamaran dive boat. Plenty of room on the b... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
7/2010   Tom Rain
500+ Dives
 
Castle Comfort Lodge Full report N   Rouseau   Castle Comfort is a small resort about a 20 minute walk south of Roseau. It has a bar, restaurant serving good, varied food at r... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2010   Serena Black
1000+ Dives
 
ALDive/ Titiwi Inn Full report N   Soufriere/Scott's Head   Janet at my B & B recommended AL Dive after Nature Island no-showed me on my first day of diving. NI said they had no record of me... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2010   Clem Clapp
250+ Dives
 
Aldive/ Titiwi Inn Full report N   southwest   I took a group of eight to Dominica this month. Some divers chose the 5-day package, some the 7-day. We also had one diver who g... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2010   ann mcgrath
500+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Evergreen Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Nature Island Dive was great. We did 11 dives, 5 of the dives were just my wife and I, the other 6 dives only had 4 of us. DM's (T... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Rex Uber
100+ Dives
 
cabbrits Dive Center/ Comfortel de Champ Full report N   Portsmouth   Helen and Peter run a good dive op at Cabrits. Small boat but more than fine for 3 - 5 divers on our 5 dives. Nice night dive at P... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Rex Uber
100+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Evergreen Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   I traveled to Dominica in November with 3 other people. Our summary: the island is beautiful, uncrowded, the locals are friendly, ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2008   Vicky Polashock
100+ Dives
 
Irie Safari, Champagne Anse Bateau near Roseau Full report N   [N/A]   Not one thing bad except for the road construction going on. Dominica is the most beautiful Island we have ever found.It has 365 r... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2009   Rodney and Robin Bosche'
100+ Dives
 
Cabrits Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   Cabrits Dive Center was great. Always picked up on time, great DMs and Captain Pete is fun and a good guy. Helen is also a great... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   John McDonald
100+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   Roseau   We flew US Air from CLT to San Juan where we changed to LIAT airways for the trip to Dominica. We didn't know LIAT stopped in Ant... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2009   David Bader
1000+ Dives
 
Anchorage dive/ The Anchorage Hotel Full report N   Rouseau   To start, Izzy, the dive master and Dave, the captain were super! Very friendly, helpful, and environmentally concerned which mad... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2008   Tom and Deb Wiles
250+ Dives
 
Carbrits Dive Center/ Comfortel de Champs Full report N   Portsmith   This is a our second trip to Dominica. On our repeat visit to Portsmith ,we stayed at a new B&B/Guesthouse named Comfortel de ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2008   C Vernon Hartline Jr
500+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Full report N   [N/A]   Dominica is not so easy to get to but is well worth the extra trouble. Coming from Colorado we always have to spend an extra night... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
2/2008   Henry & Carol Ziller
100+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive Full report N   soufriere   nature island dive is a first class outfit from the front office to the captains to the dive guides; dove with several different d... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   jeff franks
100+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica Full report N   [N/A]   Dive Dominica (Dominica pronounced "DOE-MIN-EH-KA" by the locals) is located at the Comfort Castle Lodge, some miles away from the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2008   William Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
Michael J. Millet/ Castle Domfort Full report N   Rosseau   The accommodations are fairly basic but the A/C worked as well as the WIFI. The staff did a good job keeping the room clean and wi... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2008   Michael J Millet
1000+ Dives
 
DIVE DOMINICA/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   From South Florida we left our house at 3:00am to catch a flight out of Miami Internat'l Airport at 6:00am, then a lay over in San... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Steve Jarocki Jr
500+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Emerald Princess Full report N   [N/A]   Dove off the Emerald Princess and a short walk from the cruise terminal took us to the large and roomy dive boat. There were 14 di... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2008   Paul Lima
100+ Dives
 
Cabrits Dive Center/Nature Island Divers Full report N   North and South   Impressive island both above and below the water. We were very impressed with diving in Portsmith and Helen and Peter at Cabrits D... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2007   C Vernon Hartline Jr
<100 Dives
 
Whoever contracts for the fort,I thinkDive Dominic Full report N   [N/A]   Dominica is a very beautiful island,lush and mountainous, a fact that you will be very much aware of as you drive or are driven to... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   Diane Lake
500+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Gillette Cottage Full report N   Soufriere   This was one of the best dive vacations we have taken. Dominica is a very beautiful island with some of the healthiest reefs we ha... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2007   Tom Bartlett
250+ Dives
 
Seaside Dive Resort/ Sunset Bay Club Full report N   [N/A]   "Seaside Dive" is at, and part of the same operation as, "Sunset Bay Club". Best thing about Sunset is the location, along the sh... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Michael Judd
100+ Dives
 
Cabrits Dive Centre/ Calibishe Lodges Full report N   [N/A]   Diving the boulder-strewn, northwestern bays of Dominica is a voyage of discovery. The sites are pristine, uncorrupted by human ci... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
2/2007   Francis & Deb Bollag
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   American Eagle is a reliable (but not infallible)way to get from Puerto Rico to Dominica. Due to current airport strip length, lug... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
1/2007   Jeanne Sleeper
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Ft. Young Hotel Full report N   Roseau   I'm sending it to you as an attachment via an email.......soon to follow from UZISU@aol.com (too lengthy to retype here)... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
11/2006   Cindi and Bob Robertson
500+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Ft. Young Hotel Full report N   Eastern Caribbean   I went alone to dive- got placed in a group of about 12 divers from a Georgiadive club. Diving was good, with several small crit... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   Lourdes De Cardenas
250+ Dives
 
Castle comfort lodge Full report N   [N/A]   November 05 One flight a day in and out of Dominica.Had to spend a night in San Juan each direction. We stayed in Old San Juan( a... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   peter bunce
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Most of the divers on our boat were from Castle Comfort (Dive Dominicas homebase),but we opted to stay at the Fort Young Hotel... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2006   john gibbs
100+ Dives
 
Anchorage/ Windjammer S/V Polynesia Full report N   [N/A]   First, if I were staying in Dominica, I would not dive with Anchorage. The catamaran, The Passion, was totally unsuited for div... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Sandra Walzer
<100 Dives
 
Anchorage Hotel &Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   Dominica is a great destination. As you approach the island it looks like your going to a set of Jurassic Park. The spiral appro... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
6/2006   Dave Andel
<100 Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Full report N   South   The Dominicans were sometimes friendly, sometimes downright surly in their attitudes. There is a 15% VAT on EVERYTHING you buy. ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2006   Janine Davis
1000+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive Full report N   Soufriere   Previous Undercurrect reports lead us to this well orgainized and laid-back operation that respects experienced divers. We only d... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2006   Phil Stasik
500+ Dives
 
Rick Cavanaugh Full report N   Scotts Head   Due to 1000 word limit on this site see http://www.rickcavanaugh.com/ for a full report and photos of this trip. I am an avid u... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Rick Cavanaugh
500+ Dives
 
Rick Cavanaugh Full report N   Scotts Head   This was my second trip to Dominica and Nature Island Divers. Our first trip was one of our best scuba experiences and we went ba... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2006   Rick Cavanaugh
500+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Dive Lodge Full report N   [N/A]   This was my second trip to Castle Comfort/Dive Dominica, the first being 5 years ago. I will return again, probably in less than ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   David Reubush
500+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Gallete Cottage Full report N   Soufriere   Google Darren Dawson for a longer version of the report General: This was our second trip to Dominica. We had such a great ti... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2006   Darren Dawson
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Dive Lodge Full report N   Roseau   Dominica is an ex-British colony and still a member of the Commonwealth. As such, it is, like many Caribbean islands, struggling t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Scott Vickers
250+ Dives
 
Anchorage Full report N     I booked with Anchorage because I read that Dive Dominica did the cruise ships and ran cattle boats. It was just the opposite. The... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Jim Sherman
100+ Dives
 
Nature Island Divers/ Gallette Cottage Full report N   Soufriese   Getting there from USA requires a lay-over night in San Juan unless you start from the East Coast. Best Western Airport is very co... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
3/2006   Dale Treadway
250+ Dives
 
Anchorage Whale Watch and Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   We brought a group of 15 vacationers to Anchorage Hotel and dive center. The diving was outstanding. Paul, Sherman, and Richard we... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Jill
250+ Dives
 
Anchorage Dive Center/ Fort Young/Papillote Wilderness Ret Full report N   [N/A]   In order to experience all that Dominica has to offer, we decided to split our stay between Fort Young Hotel in Roseau and Papillo... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2006   Bruce Hall
250+ Dives
 
anchorage dive center Full report N   [N/A]   [None]All in all we had a great time on Dominica. We ( my 14 and 15 sons, non diver spouse)dove 18 dives over 9 days and hiked als... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   tom greenway
100+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Full report N   Eastern Carribean]   I did 13 dives with Dive Dominica. I was a bit disappointed in the repetition of the dive sites visited. I did three dives each a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Galette Cottage Full report N   Scotts Head Area   You can download a slideshow and a longer pdf version of the trip report with blow by blow accounts of the diving at web page. Sea... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
3/2005   Darren Dawson
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Full report N   [N/A]   We visited 2/2/05-2/9/05. Air connections were not good, but we did get our luggage on Liat Airlines. Several groups staying the... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Tom Hayes
100+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Fort Young Hotel Full report N   [N/A]   Just returned from a week in Dominica. Stayed at the Fort Young Hotel and dove with Dive Dominica. Dive Dominica. I had read th... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Steven Levin
1000+ Dives
 
Anchorage Whale Watch and Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   First the Good. The island is drop dead gorgeous. From the moment your plane makes the approach to the landing strip you think y... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   Jeff Bloomer
250+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive Full report N   Scotts Head   Diving was outstanding, easy and reasonably priced. We dove with Nature Island Dive located in Soufriere, south of the capital, Ro... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   Chuck Kerl
250+ Dives
 
DIVE DOMINICA/ CASTLE COMFORT Full report N   [N/A]   BEAUTIFUL RAINFORESTS & SOME OF THE BEST DIVING WE'VE EVER DONE.NOT MUCH BIG STUFF (OTHER THAN A SPOTTED SNAKE EEL & SOME LARGE TU... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2003   JOHN SWEENEY
100+ Dives
 
Anchorage Dive Hotel Full report N   Scotts Head   [None]... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2003   Carol Moon
<100 Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Itassi Cottages, in Roseau Full report N   Soufriere Bay   Nature Island Dive is a terrific, small operation with well-trained, experienced divemasters. It's the perfect place to dive the ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
4/2003   John G. Herring
100+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Full report N   [N/A]   This was my third trip to Dive Dominica, and we're planning to go back again next year! Since they created a marine park in the a... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2003   ann mcgrath
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Inn Full report N   [N/A]   A word of warning--if you fly to Dominica on American Eagle from San Juan, be prepared to do without your luggage for the first da... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Ginny Z. Berson
250+ Dives
 
Nature Island Dive/ Herche's Place Full report N   [N/A]   The best part of Dominica is the diving. If you are willing to deal with the downsides of the island, Dominica is probably one of... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Rick Cavanaugh
250+ Dives
 
Anchorage Full report N   [N/A]   Outstanding dive masters. Carefully cleaned all gear every day and gave extremely good service. Some of the most colorful reefs ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2002   Robert Ewald
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Papillote Wilderness Retreat Full report N   southwest   We stayed at the Papillote Wilderness Retreat and went diving with Dive Dominica. The Papillote Wilderness Retreat is nestled in ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2002   Laurie Gneiding
100+ Dives
 
Anchorage Dive Center Full report N   [N/A]   Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-ee-ka) truly lives up to its nickname as "Nature Island". NO chains or high rises. No beggers or panh... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
9/2002   Leanne Wells
250+ Dives
 
Dive Dominica/ Castle Comfort Full report N   [N/A]   The prettiest eco-island in the Caribbean, with beautiful waterfalls, plants, birds, hiking. Two dives per day (only) - both in t... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2002   Roger & Donna Soape
250+ Dives
 

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