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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort Inn in
Dominica

July, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Ginny Z. Berson, CA, USA
Report Number 563
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the Carribean (Caymans, Belize, Bequia, Saba, Grand Turk, Provo,
Roatan, etc.)and in Fiji
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
They said 100 feet/60 minutes max, but there was never a dive where going
deeper was an issue and there were several where we were in for over an
hour.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
>2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
A word of warning--if you fly to Dominica on American Eagle from San Juan,
be prepared to do without your luggage for the first day.  American Eagle
typically leaves lots of luggage in San Juan because of weight problems. In
our group of 9, 5 people did not get their luggage until late the next day.
 So carry on your mask, reg, bathing suit, shorts, toothbrush, etc. 
Whatever you can't do without for the first 24-36 hours.  In addition, the
flight out of Dominica typically leaves late, with many passengers missing
their connections.  You might want to build in an extra day to get home.

I have nothing but high praise for the dive operation (maximum 8 divers per
boat) and the diving in Dominica. Huge hawksbill turtles, frogfish, flying
gurnards, seahorses, squid, and a veritable nursery of trunks, trumpets,
files, drums, angels, damsels, etc.  There are 9 kinds of eels, and we saw
them all, including some pretty rare snake eels.  I worried that I might be
bored with Carribean diving, but I wasn't at all.  

[The whales and dolphins were not encountered while diving, but on a
separate whale-watching trip run by Dive Dominica.  It was pretty
spectacular].
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