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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort in
Dominica

Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort, Mar, 2002,

by Roger & Donna Soape, TX, USA . Report 186.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Chinchorro Banks (Mexico), Cozumel, all three Belize atolls, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Saba, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The prettiest eco-island in the Caribbean, with beautiful waterfalls, plants, birds, hiking. Two dives per day (only) - both in the morning - leaves time for island touring, which is arranged (and encouraged) by Castle Comfort but well worthwhile.

Fishing by locals means very few fish of any size. Try not to look at the fish traps while you are diving. Still, lots of frogfish and seahorses.

Dive operation okay but a different divemaster nearly every day meant divers never established much rapport with any one of them. It also caused divemasters to be overly cautious with experienced divers since the day's new divemaster had never seen any of us in the water. As a consequence, we dove the easier sites except for the last day when we finally convinced the crew to go outside the protected harbor. Great dives outside.
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