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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Ft. Young in
Dominica/Roseau

Dive Dominica/Ft. Young, Oct, 2010,

by Frances Lewis, MI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5804.

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

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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