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Dive Review of DIVE DOMINICA/CASTLE COMFORT in
Dominica

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by JOHN SWEENEY, TX, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 778

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

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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