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Dive Review of AlDive/Rosalie Bay in
Dominica

AlDive/Rosalie Bay: "Rosalie Bay / AlDive", Apr, 2014,

by ann mcgrath, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7805 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I've been to Dominica many times, and I keep returning because the diving is very good, the island is gorgeous and I love the people there. This time, we stayed at Rosalie Bay Resort, which opened three years ago. We've already booked our return trip! Rosalie Bay's prices are very reasonable considering the excellent accommodations, services and restaurant. The service at Rosalie Bay is the best of any place I've stayed on the island.

Rosalie Bay is on the southeast end of the island, so is about a 45 minute drive to any of the dive operators, but the resort will drop you off and pick you up. It's not cheap to do that, at a minimum charge of $50 round trip for two people, but if you have more in the van, the cost goes down accordingly.

The rooms are spectacular, the resort itself is just beautiful, and I can't say enough good things about the staff and the restaurant. And in case you're interested, the beach is where turtles return to lay eggs! We say leatherback turtles twice in six days, which is a first for us! We are going back a little later next year (May/June) to be there when the baby turtles hatch. There is a turtle protection initiative, started by the owners of Rosalie Bay, to help make sure the eggs hatch safely, and the baby turtles get to the sea. Check out their web site for pictures.

I have also dived with AlDive before, and will do so again next year. They have the best dive staff, comfortable boats, and reasonable prices. Like me, many of their customers are repeats, for good reason.
Websites AlDive   Rosalie Bay

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving almost everywhere
Closest Airport Melville Hall Getting There From DC, you will have to overnight in MIA or SJU if you want to avoid LIAT (which is recommended)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They are not strict, but do recommend depth and time limits for safety.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments I don't remember if there is a rinse bucket on the boat, but the staff will thoroughly rinse cameras when they are taken off the boat.
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