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Dive Review of Dive Dominica in

Dive Dominica, Jul, 2008,

by William Ungerman, California, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 4257.

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

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

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions "40 minutes; follow the divemaster"
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments U/W photographer needs not specifically addressed by the operation.
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