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Dive Review of Irie Safari, Champagne Anse Bateau near Roseau in

May, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Rodney and Robin Bosche', California, USA
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Report Number 4790
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
over 30 islands
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

no currents  
Water Temp
80   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive master profile  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Jump in, it is right in front of you. Beautiful water, wonderful color and
lots of life including large turtles. This is "Champagne Reef"
with actual volcanic bubbles coming from sea bottom, thousands and
thousands of warm bubbles. Makes a beautiful picture. Excellant snorkeling
sight but much better down under. About 40'depth and you will get a good 75
minutes or more on a tank. My wife came up with 1800 and I had 700 left.
Easy access shore dive with snorkeling or dive gear on site. Champagne has
dive master's that go out with the snorkel group's (max.10 per divemaster).
Lot's of good boat dive site's also. You do not need a dive master for this
site other than the fact, they know where all the little cirtters hang out.
There are sperm whales year around in Dominica with daily boat trips to
find them.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Not one thing bad except for the road construction going on. Dominica is
the most beautiful Island we have ever found.It has 365 rivers and streams.
Many beautiful waterfalls and the largest boiling lake in the world.Yes and
I do mean boiling. No major hotels, not even a golf course. Small quaint
cottages, small places to eat with a lot of very warm people. We just
returned from our third trip to Dominica. We recommend Evergreen Hotel,
right on the ocean with full restaurant. No kitchens, ask for Jenny.
Exotica Cottages, 1200' above the ocean with ocean view in a beautiful
location, eco friendly. Very nice Cottages with kitchen. Fae and Athie are
wonderful people and Fae can really cook and will do so on request. Then
there is CoCo Cottages, very eco friendly in the rain forests. No kitchens
but they prepair very good meals for breakfast and dinners on request.
Richard and Iris are your hosts. Richard also has "Extreme
Dominica". He will take you site seeing in his plane or Repelling down
waterfalls in Canyons where there is no other way go get out. My wife loves
this adventure.
Dominica has a very good web site.
The man to talk to for Champagne Reef, tour's or activities is Mr. Dominica
himself Clem Johnson a really great guy. Shop phone 7 days a week
767-440-5085, Clems cell 767-275-7001 no web site just yet.
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