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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Ft. Young in

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Frances Lewis, MI, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5804
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cayman, U.S. Virgins, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Fiji, Solomons,
Palau, Great Lakes
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
82   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth and time limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Lots of macro subjects; no big fish at all. Reef generally healthy with
lots of sponges and soft corals. Many lobster, crabs and eels. Dive guides
good at pointing out stuff & allowing time for photos. Separate rinse
tank for cameras, but no camera table or stowage for cameras other than
rinse tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
The island itself is beautiful with volcanic topography, lots of waterfalls
and rain forest(it rains a lot). The diving a bit disappointing with no
large fish (except a pod of dolphins around the dive boat one time). No big
schools of fish either.  Did see some of the largest porcupine puffers ever
& the biggest lobster.  No sting rays or eagle rays, no barracuda or
grouper.  The local people among the friendliest and most gracious I've
ever encountered. The hotel room was very large with balcony, refrigerator,
and safe. The food was very expensive and not very good at the hotel and
service was "island time". Very few other places to eat, though
we found one near the hotel that was pretty good and cheaper. There is
plenty of above water stuff for non-divers, but mostly involves hiking. No
tourist shops despite the occasion cruise ship. Hard to get to & there
are easier places to reach with better diving.
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