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Dive Review of Castle Comfort Lodge in

Castle Comfort Lodge, Dec, 2013,

by Todd Lichtenstein, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 7491.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We flew United Airlines from Newark to Antigua.Then we were supposed to get a LIAT flight from Antigua to Dominica. The flight was at least an hour an a half late. We boarded the plane to discover that even though we had assigned seats there were no empty seats left on the plane. We were bumped off the flight and had to overnight in Antigua (which was paid for by LIAT). We missed the first day of diving at Castle Comfort due to our late arrival. The next night there was a flash flood. They had to cancel the diving for that day also. So all in all we only dove 3 out of the 5 days. The visibility was ok to poor due to the tremendous run off from the rivers and streams. I really can't judge the diving on Dominica due to these circumstances. What I would like to tell other readers is there is another way to get to Dominica which does not involve taking LIAT (one of the worst airlines I have ever flown). There is an airline called Seaborne. They took over for American Eagle. They fly out of San Juan. In my opinion this is the way to go . Travelers take heed. We did enjoy our stay at Castle Comfort. It's a well run operation with good food and a very friendly staff. We will have to return under better circumstances.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cuba, Lembeh Strait, Ganga Island, Papua New Guinea, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Andaman Sea, Burma, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-20 Ft/ 18-6 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up to the boat with 500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was a dedicated rinse tank on the boat. There was also a dedicated rinse tank at the dive shop.
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