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Dive Review of AlDive/Fort Young Hotel in
Dominica/Scott's Head

AlDive/Fort Young Hotel: "The best in the Caribbean", May, 2017,

by ann mcgrath, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 9903.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Diving on Dominica is *always* good, in fact, it's my favorite Caribbean destination, which is why I return almost every year. The reefs are healthy and full of life.

The locals are doing an excellent job of keeping the lionfish in check as well! We saw a few on the popular dive sites, and the crew caught many for us to eat. I took several fillets back to Fort Young Hotel, who was happy to cook them for us.

AlDive did their usual excellent job of taking care of me. The conditions were excellent, with no current whatsoever in the marine park. While there are fewer eels, seahorses, flying gurnards and frogfish than there were ten years ago, there are still LOTS of critters like crabs, mantis shrimp, banded coral shrimp, popcorn shrimp, beautiful sponges and corals to enjoy.
Websites AlDive   Fort Young Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Thailand, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Galapagos, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Melville Hall Getting There The Seaborne flight from SJU to DOM turned around, and we had to spend a night at the airport hotel

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments cameras are handled carefully, and rinsed after each use.
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