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Dive Review of Nature Island Dive/apartment rental in
Dominica/south

Nature Island Dive/apartment rental: "One of my favorite places in the world!", Mar, 2017,

by Desiree Bell, LA, US ( 1 report). Report 9554.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been diving in Dominica several times before, but this was the first time I traveled to and stayed in the south part of the island. The little fishing village of Soufriere is absolutely wonderful. It is about a 40 minute drive from the capital of Roseau for any extensive shopping needs, but there is a little grocery in the village that keeps the essentials in stock. The people in Soufriere are among the friendliest I have ever met.

Nature Island Dive is a great operation. They generally have very small groups and cater to the client's needs and wants. (I was there for a month and only dived the same site twice if I requested it.)

The diving sites are all just a short boat trip away. Sometimes, the boat would head back to shore for the surface interval. The dives consist of walls and pinnacles for the most part and the reefs are in excellent shape. I saw virtually no bleaching and so much biodiversity! Several times, we encountered sea turtles and on one dive we actually heard humpback whales singing to each other the entire time we were underwater.

I will be returning to Dominica as soon as I can and will definitely be booking my dives with Nature Island Dive.
Websites Nature Island Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean and Florida, New Mexico, California, Texas, and Dutch Springs
Closest Airport Canefield, but Melville Hall accommodates most flights Getting There It is not the easiest island to get to in the Caribbean, but well worth the extra effort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 76-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-200 Ft/ 15-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers are restricted by their level of certification and dive ability.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There isn't generally a camera bucket on board, but there are some great subject matters and a WONDERFUL photography instructor
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