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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort in
Dominica

Dive Dominica/Castle Comfort, Jan, 2003,

by ann mcgrath, va, us (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 639.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving many, many places
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limit, but no time limit.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales >2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Although you can't get E6 processing at the resort, you can in town. Most of us were using digital, so it wasn't a problem. The divemasters rinsed our cameras after each dive, and our rooms are close enough that we could carry them to the room after diving.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my third trip to Dive Dominica, and we're planning to go back again next year! Since they created a marine park in the area where most of the dive sites are, there are more eels and fish than on previous trips. Still no really large fish, but saw one huge turtle eating (right off the pier from Castle Comfort), and flying gurnards and seahorses are all over the place. Also found an incredible batfish off the pier. Spotted drums are everywhere, as are every type of eel. Also found yellow headed jawfish with eggs.

The staff at Castle Comfort/Dive Dominica are the best. They are happy and professional, and we've been so often that they now remember us when we return. This is our favorite land based dive operation in the Caribbean, and we've been to a lot of them!
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