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Dive Review of Castle Comfort Lodge/Fort Young in

Castle Comfort Lodge/Fort Young: "Excellent Diving", Nov, 2014,

by David Van Ryn, IN, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 7930.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Our Dive Education group landed in Dominica after an overnight stay in PR due to tight connections. LIAT refused to allow us to connect despite a 2 1/2 hour connection. Our flight on LIAT the next day was three hours late and stopped on Antigua despite not being scheduled to do so. Once on Dominica it is a 1.5 hr bus ride from airport to Roseau and our hotel. Fort Young staff were awesome - very accommodating. Hotel is easy walk to town. Rooms very nice and front ocean. Food very good. Dive operators picked us up at hotel dock. Dive gear stored on racks in dive shop. Boats are open and roomy. Dive staff worked hard to help divers. They were great at spotting critters. Helped when one diver was injured. Coral/rock formations were great. Sponges were awesome. Small critters great - stuff in every little hole. Dive sites seemed in good shape. Limited total number of sites. Didn't see a lot of big stuff - LOTS of fishermen around. Island is beautiful. Non-dive excursions great - jungle, waterfalls, etc. Great visit, nice dives. HARD to get to.
Websites Castle Comfort Lodge   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple locs incl Caribbean and Pacific
Closest Airport DOM Getting There LIAT very unreliable. Big delays down and back. Extra night in PR on return.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dove as a group, but several dives between 1:10 and 1:20
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

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