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Dive Review of DIVE DOMINICA/CASTLE COMFORT in
Dominica

DIVE DOMINICA/CASTLE COMFORT, Jun, 2003,

by JOHN SWEENEY, TX, USA . Report 778.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving BONAIRE, CAYMANS, CURACAO, GRAND TURK, HONDURAS, HAWAII, BELIZE, SALT CAY
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions NO TIME RESTRICTIONS
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments BEAUTIFUL RAINFORESTS & SOME OF THE BEST DIVING WE'VE EVER DONE.NOT MUCH BIG STUFF (OTHER THAN A SPOTTED SNAKE EEL & SOME LARGE TURTLES).VARIETY OF CORAL & MACRO-LIFE WAS EXCEPTIONAL.MANY FROGFISH,SEAHORSES,SCORPION FISH,CRABS & LOTS OF SMALL CRITTERS PROVIDED OUTSTANDING PHOTO-OP'S.DEREK AT DIVE DOMINICA WAS ACCOMMODATING & HELPFUL,AS WAS DIVE STAFF.DIVE BOATS WERE EXCELLENT-A COUPLE DAYS TOOK 12 - 14 DIVERS & WERE A LITTLE CROWDED.CASTLE COMFORT ROOMS & FOOD WERE GOOD,NOT FANCY,BUT A NICE LOCAL FEEL.USED KEN'S HINTERLAND TOURS FOR HIKES & TRANSPORTATION-RECOMMENDED.DRIVING ON THE UNMARKED 1 1/2LANE WIDE MOUNTAIN ROADS OURSELVES WOULD HAVE BEEN A HASSLE - EACH ONCOMING CAR INVOLVED A MINI-GAME OF "CHICKEN"TO SEE WHO WOULD PULL TO THE SIDE FIRST.3 NIGHTS AT PAPILLOTE WILDERNESS RETREAT-A LITTLE MORE RUSTIC THAN EXPECTED,BUT A BEAUTIFUL,RELAXING PLACE.DOMINICA IS TOUGH TO GET TO IN 1 DAY-OVERNIGHT IN MIAMI OR PUERTO RICO.IF OVERNIGHTING IN MIAMI,RECOMMEND THE MIAMI INT.AIRPORT HOTEL LOCATED IN TERMINAL E.NICE,SUPER-CONVENIENT & WELL-INSULATED FROM AIRPORT NOISE. U/W PHOTOGRAPHERS - IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MACRO LENS,BUY ONE FOR THIS TRIP!!
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