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Dive Review of Anchorage Dive Center in

Anchorage Dive Center, Sep, 2002,

by Leanne Wells, Texas, usa . Report 239.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-ee-ka) truly lives up to its nickname as "Nature Island". NO chains or high rises. No beggers or panhandlers. Populace are eager to attract ecotourism and are hospitable and gracious. Diving is effortless and relaxing but there are high octane, high current dives available upon request by experienced divers. We had some inexperienced divers with us,so did not seek out the more challenging dives. Most of our dives were within a volcanic crater open to the sea on one side, so the sites were protected from surge and current. No large critters, no large schools of fish. Coral is healthy and there are some of the largest barrel sponges I have ever seen; big enough to accomodate a standing man easily. Some unusual small critters. Have never seen so many bristle worms! Sperm whales and pilot whales were spotted from our boat and the sperm whales even put on an aerial show for us, rising halfway out of the water and returnig with a resounding SPLASH. Several schools of spotted dolphin, but none stayed around long.
We were aboard private sailboat and anchored just off of the Anchorage Hotel and dive shop so had no use for the hotel or restuarant facilities. The dive shop personnel were very friendly and accomodating. I would not hesitate to use the shop again. Pancho, who lives next to the dive shop even picked up shopping lists from our catamaran and returned in his little boat with our groceries!
Do not dive this island without seeing its interior! Dominica has not yet sold its soul to the cruise ship/tourism dollar gods and it remains a beautiful,lush volcanic rainforest with pure waterfalls and rivers. Hiking is the only way to see much of the island and knowledgeable guides are readily available. Or go by yourself!
A wonderful family island with something for everyone to do: swim,snorkle,dive,hike,kayak,hire a driver and tour the easy way, or do nothing and enjoy the friendly ambience.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Los Roques, Venezuela; Galapagos islands;Costa Rica;Cozumel;Sulewesi, Indonesia;Tukang Besi, Indonesia;Komodo Island, Indonesia; Indian Ocean, Tanzania; Sea of Cortez, Mexico;Malpelo, Colombia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemasters suggested profiles during dive briefings but experienced divers with computers were allowed to follow own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales >2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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