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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Emerald Princess in
Dominica

Dive Dominica/Emerald Princess, Apr, 2008,

by Paul Lima, TN, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 27 reports). Report 4024.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Florida, Cozumel, Caribbean Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 90 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay above divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments no rinse bucket

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Dove off the Emerald Princess and a short walk from the cruise terminal took us to the large and roomy dive boat. There were 14 divers on board and we could have had twice that many with room to spare. We moored and on entering the water saw 3 reef squid by the mooring line. Descending we came upon a seahorse right below the boat. A short swim led to the vertical wall, prolific with life. There were several frogfish, both bright yellow and bright green, scorpionfish, varieties of eels and fish too numerous to mention. At the safety stop we saw a school of perhaps 30 reef squid inches from our masks. The second dive was Champagne, so named because of the continuous bubbles released from fissures in the rock by volcanic activity. There were also hot water vents in the area, more seahorses and various eels. The crew, Aaron and Imran, were great at pointing out critters, obviously enjoyed their work and justifiably proud of their island and their dive operation. It was refreshing to see all the divers babbling at the same time about what they had seen and what a great pair of dives we had experienced.
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