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Dive Review of Whoever contracts for the fort,I thinkDive Dominic in

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Diane Lake, CA, United States
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Report Number 3665
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
South Africa, Sulawasi, Bali, Komodo,Belize,Roatan,Utila, Bonaire, Bahamas,
Maui, Hawaii, Galopagos, Palau, Truk, Baja Mexico (pacific side and Sea of
Cortez side) Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, St Lucia, St Eustateia, Yucantan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
they were not dive police...just the regular, being, around 100ft -second
dive shallower  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 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):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
Dominica is a very beautiful island,lush and mountainous, a fact that you
will be very much aware of as you drive or are driven to your
accommodations. We stayed at Fort Young hotel which is nice enough. Clean
with a/c ,TV, and phones, drinkable tap water. Nice courtyard bar with very
good rum punches and friendly barman. Their resturant was alright, but if
you come in a big group, split up into smaller groups for dining to get
faster service. . Breakfast at the fort was in our package, and was an
excellent buffet style, served out on their wonderful veranda upstairs with
 ocean and town views as well. Most of our group sampled different
resaurants all around town, It's my recommndation that you do the same, for
there were quite a number of interesting and tasty places from low dollar
The dive operation left a lot to be desired. Let me say first  that the
dive guides, Reggie, and Jeff,  and captain Gus were wonderfully friendly
and enjoyable, and when underwater the guides were fine...but on board
there was no service. They did not put gear together or change over tanks
after first dives. There were NO drinks ( except water in a large igloo)
nor snacks of any kind offered, though we were out on the boat for two
dives with the suface interval as well. The first day the head reeked worse
than an overused outhouse. It was much better the following days. The boats
were large enough to be comfortable for our group of 22 at least. Upon
returning to the dock we had to haul all our gear off the boats down the
pier and wash and hang it. At least we didn't have to haul it back to the
room too. As far as the diving..the coral was generally healthy, there were
plenty of barrel and tube sponge, crinoids, anemones with their crabs,
squid, morays, lots of  spotted drum juv., a number of seahorses, rays (
one electric) , scorpionfish,  butters, angelfish, octypus and wrasse, plus
the other usual suspects. The water temp was a pretty steady 82 according
to my thermomoter. Vis was not the greatest, but never terrible. Overall I
would rate the diving only OK....but I am very spoiled by my trips to
Indonesia, where I think the best diving worldwide is to be found. The
island of Dominica is quite lovely and don't forget to do a few land trips.
The gorge and also Trafalgar Falls are both beautiful and fun to
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