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Dive Review of Anchorage Hotel &Dive Center in
Dominica

Anchorage Hotel &Dive Center, Jun, 2006,

by Dave Andel, IL, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 2698.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Little Cayman, Grand Turk
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Check out dives, recreational dive limits. Come up with 500psi Once the dive masters got a feel of our groups they would let you stay in the water up to 60 min.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket (old cooler) on board boat, cleaned out every day. DM or Captain would hand your camera to you after you splashed in.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Dominica is a great destination. As you approach the island it looks like your going to a set of Jurassic Park. The spiral approach was one of the best thrill rides I've been on! It take a few hours to drive over the mountains to get to Roseau. The taxi will take you to a grocery if asked before or after you check in. When getting into a taxi to go into town always ask what the fare is per person. The set-up for the Anchorage Dive Center was very easy. Boats pulled up to the dock right in front of the resort. No lugging tanks and equipment. DM's and staff had everything on the boat ready to go. Started the week using Miser's Dream a 60' Cat, more room than any boat we have been on. We would average 16-20 divers a day. Our group had 14. By the end of the week we were on the Passion a 75' sailing Cat. Great for surface intervals, just lay out on the netting. Between dives water or juice was available, after the last dive rum punch! The diving was great. Best site was Champaign, alot of small critters, the coral was in great shape. This is the first island we have been to that there is as much to do above water as below. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and rainforest. Your afternoons can fill up quickly, take time to go to Ti Tou Gourge, Trafalgar Falls and the Indian River (were parts of Pirates of the Caribbean II and III we filmed.
The resort was basic. If you want a larger room get the Oceanfront Rooms, Poolside and Standard rooms are SMALL. Rooms are spartan. Daily maid service, beds made, fresh towels daily and room cleaned. Restaurant basic fare. Breakfast was filling, ate two dinners there before we ventured out. Great restarant in Roseau, La Robe Creole, the Green Flash is with-in walking distance from Anchorage. It rained the night before we left and America cancelled our morning flight. Ended up staying the night Theona's Courtyard, before we could get a flight off the island.
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