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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort Inn in
Dominica

Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort Inn, Jul, 2003,

by Ginny Z. Berson, CA, USA . Report 563.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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