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Dive Review of Dive Dominica in

July, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by William Ungerman, California, USA
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 4257
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
"40 minutes; follow the divemaster"  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
U/W photographer needs not specifically addressed by the operation.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Dive Dominica (Dominica pronounced "DOE-MIN-EH-KA" by the locals)
is located at the Comfort Castle Lodge, some miles away from the dock at
the Fort Young Hotel where they pick you up if you'rte not staying at the
Lodge.  They were 45 minutes late getting to us at their appointment time. 
Nicely appointed dive boat.  A dozen snorkelers were on the boat with us
but actually this didn't restrict or otherwise interfere with our diving. 
In fact, divers were given precedent and priority,  We dove "Witches
Point" (aka "The Soucerer'), a quasi wall dive, and
"Champagne for the second dive.  The coral was in very good shape on
dive one and the proliferation of huge Barrel Sponges was greater than any
other dive we've made in the Caribbean.  No pelagics or big stuff but the
visibility was very nice and there was the usual array of fish life athough
not overwhelming.  A few Flounders, schools of Sergeant Majors and the
like.  On the second dive we did "Champagne," an otherwise
unimpressive dive among scruffy coral heads but showcased by methane,
sulfur and hot air vents bubbling through the sand.  Overall I'd say that
Dominica probably rates a closer look and may be worthy of consideration as
a week-long dive destination if you're thinking about someplace in the
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