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Dive Review of Castle Comfort Lodge/Castle Comfort/ Dive Dominica in
Dominica/Southwest Coast - Roseau

August, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Burlak, MA, US (1 report, with 1 Helpful vote)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean, Bali, Northeast
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet on the deeper walls.  Dives generally conducted following a guide
who would point out small critters, but divers could follow at their own
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or  
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  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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The boats have a dedicated camera tank but cameras seemed to bang around in
it so most people held them after a q ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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The reefs in Dominica appear very healthy, particularly in comparison to
the Florida Keys - this isn't Indonesian plate and soft corals, but for the
Caribbean it's very good, comparable, say, to the shallower diving at Saba
and rich in crinoids. There are many truly lovely walls, sloping from way
down in the blue up to good safety-stop puttering at the end, so you can
travel along at a range of depths and see a wide variety of organisms. The
(relatively new) reserve on the south-west coast where we were diving
seemed to be protected well - no fishing boats seen in the reserve -
although we didn't see a lot of lobsters or large fish.  There were tons of
little critters and we also saw frogfish and seahorses on almost every dive
as well as eels, snake-eels and all the standard reef fish.  The guides
were great at finding them and pointing them out.  We did see lionfish on
many dives, ranging from small to big.  The dive-masters said they are no
longer allowed to spear lionfish during the guided dives (for safety
reasons) but people do hunt them at other times and several restaurants
serve them. Castle Comfort had them if requested, though not listed on
their menu.  Evergreen next door had them on the menu.
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