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Dive Review of Cabrits Dive Center in
Dominica

Cabrits Dive Center, Apr, 2009,

by John McDonald, AK, United States ( 1 report). Report 4765.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Bonaire, Galapagos, Hawaii, California, Florida, Yucatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No shore diving in the North, Advanced divers allowed to go deeper and more freedom.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Mostly small fish, crabs, corals, no larger fish. Water was a little cloudy from the recent rains. Boat not equipped with tank for cameras.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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 hostess and full of information about the island. Very nice dive boats, a 20 ft. aluminum boat for small groups, and then Momma's Money II for larger groups, (5 or more). It has a cover and a head.
Watch your stuff, things do get stolen out of the rooms sometime. Don't drive in Dominica, It's left hand side and the roads are very narrow, better to hire a driver.
People are very friendly. They do use the ocean resource, so don't expect to see a lot of large fish, lobster or even octopus, you see a few of these, but not many. There are also fish traps on the bottom capturing everything bigger than an opening in chicken wire. People need to eat. The traps are for their own use, not commercial.
Dominica is still a good value. It takes a little flying to get there, and the runway starts in a canyon and planes sometimes cannot land due to cloudy weather. We had to return all the way to San Juan and try again the next day.
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