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Dive Review of Castle Comfort Lodge/Castle Comfort/ Dive Dominica in
Dominica/Southwest Coast - Roseau

Castle Comfort Lodge/Castle Comfort/ Dive Dominica, Aug, 2014,

by Linda Burlak, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7708 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The reefs in Dominica appear very healthy, particularly in comparison to the Florida Keys - this isn't Indonesian plate and soft corals, but for the Caribbean it's very good, comparable, say, to the shallower diving at Saba and rich in crinoids. There are many truly lovely walls, sloping from way down in the blue up to good safety-stop puttering at the end, so you can travel along at a range of depths and see a wide variety of organisms. The (relatively new) reserve on the south-west coast where we were diving seemed to be protected well - no fishing boats seen in the reserve - although we didn't see a lot of lobsters or large fish. There were tons of little critters and we also saw frogfish and seahorses on almost every dive as well as eels, snake-eels and all the standard reef fish. The guides were great at finding them and pointing them out. We did see lionfish on many dives, ranging from small to big. The dive-masters said they are no longer allowed to spear lionfish during the guided dives (for safety reasons) but people do hunt them at other times and several restaurants serve them. Castle Comfort had them if requested, though not listed on their menu. Evergreen next door had them on the menu.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Hawaii, Caribbean, Bali, Northeast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100 feet on the deeper walls. Dives generally conducted following a guide who would point out small critters, but divers could follow at their own pace.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boats have a dedicated camera tank but cameras seemed to bang around in it so most people held them after a q ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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