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Dive Review of Nature Island Dive in
Dominica/Scotts Head

October, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Chuck Kerl, MN, USA
Report Number 943
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bay Is., Belize, Bonaire, Cayman Is., Cozumel, Curacao, Guadeloupe. Hawaii,
Palau, Thailand
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
Diving was outstanding, easy and reasonably priced. We dove with Nature
Island Dive located in Soufriere, south of the capital, Roseau.

We rented a cottage on the water's edge from Nature Island Dive. The
cottage was fabulous. Karen at can arrange cottage,
jeep rental, etc. Photos on the website are very accurate. 

There are at least 20 dive sites within a 5-minute boat ride from the dock
in Soufriere. The dive area, called Scotts Head, it is a volcanic caldera.
The reef is exceptionally healthy. Great colors. There are lots of small
reef fish. Larger fish were absent; due to fishing. There were plenty of
turtles, but no sharks during our week. We had great bottom time on the
dives - all dives were at least an hour. Nature Island's routine is two
daily dives.

Downside is that the island infrastructure is minimal. The closest good
restaurant is back in Roseau which is a 30 minute white knuckle drive from
Soufriere. The roads are in poor condition, narrow, fallen rocks, and, by
the way, drive on the left. We were unable to see much of the island
because we didn't finish diving until 1:30 PM, our location in the far
south of the island and the narrow, mountinous roads. 

This is a destination for divers willing to put up with a third world
environment, prepare some of their own meals, and go with the flow. It is a
pretty good trade-off.
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