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Dive Review of Castle comfort lodge in
Dominica

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by peter bunce, mo, usa (1 report)
Report Number 2918

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Reporter
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
andaman sea. fiji, yap, palau, red sea carribean

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 0    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
100   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]time and depth pretty presticted but not resentd  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
November 05
One flight a day in and out of Dominica.Had to spend a night in San Juan
each direction. We stayed in Old San Juan( a reasonable cab ride from air
port) in La Taverna, a nifty and affordable hotel and found really GOOD
places to eat.  Arrived early afternoon at Dominica. Met by the hotel's
contracted van--an hour drive over the mountain to Castle Comfort. The
drive is fun because this is a spectacularly beautiful volcanic island, 
with still active volcanic action---most notably a boiling lake which takes
a day to hike to (we did not do it) and Champaign, a pretty dive spot with
warm bubbles percolating from the shallow bottom. Over half of the island
is a nature preserve, and it is verdant, mountainous and beautiful. An easy
afternoon excursion to Trafalger falls was wonderful. If you go you'll know
why.
Castle Comfort is a tight little self-contained dive resort; simple
pleasant rooms, oriented toward the water around a  small grassy courtyard
with hot tub and bar . Food is not great but edible. We preferred to eat
lunch and dinners elsewhere and found some pleasant simple places within
walking or taxi distance. (Dominica is not a gourmet destination). The
diving set-up is good and convenient, right at our doorstep. Divemasters
are locals, competant and fun. We never were crowded in the boats-- same
crew all week. They had fun. So did we. Underwater: No big stuff. lots of
great macro--sea horses on every dive, yellow frog fish, black, spotted and
snake eels, other good stuff and fairly lush underwater scenery teeming
with life. (However a fair amount of bleached coral--which we had not
encountered two years ago.)Visibility generally very good. This is a
gemultlich destination, and not just for the diving.

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