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Dive Review of Whoever contracts for the fort,I thinkDive Dominic in
Dominica

Whoever contracts for the fort,I thinkDive Dominic, Jul, 2007,

by Diane Lake, CA, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3665.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving South Africa, Sulawasi, Bali, Komodo, Belize, Roatan, Utila, Bonaire, Bahamas, Maui, Hawaii, Galopagos, Palau, Truk, Baja Mexico (pacific side and Sea of Cortez side) Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, St Lucia, St Eustateia, Yucantan Peninsula, Dominica
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 82 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 53
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions they were not dive police...just the regular, being, around 100ft -second dive shallower
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Dominica is a very beautiful island,lush and mountainous, a fact that you will be very much aware of as you drive or are driven to your accommodations. We stayed at Fort Young hotel which is nice enough. Clean with a/c ,TV, and phones, drinkable tap water. Nice courtyard bar with very good rum punches and friendly barman. Their resturant was alright, but if you come in a big group, split up into smaller groups for dining to get faster service. . Breakfast at the fort was in our package, and was an excellent buffet style, served out on their wonderful veranda upstairs with ocean and town views as well. Most of our group sampled different resaurants all around town, It's my recommndation that you do the same, for there were quite a number of interesting and tasty places from low dollar up...
The dive operation left a lot to be desired. Let me say first that the dive guides, Reggie, and Jeff, and captain Gus were wonderfully friendly and enjoyable, and when underwater the guides were fine...but on board there was no service. They did not put gear together or change over tanks after first dives. There were NO drinks ( except water in a large igloo) nor snacks of any kind offered, though we were out on the boat for two dives with the suface interval as well. The first day the head reeked worse than an overused outhouse. It was much better the following days. The boats were large enough to be comfortable for our group of 22 at least. Upon returning to the dock we had to haul all our gear off the boats down the pier and wash and hang it. At least we didn't have to haul it back to the room too. As far as the diving..the coral was generally healthy, there were plenty of barrel and tube sponge, crinoids, anemones with their crabs, squid, morays, lots of spotted drum juv., a number of seahorses, rays ( one electric) , scorpionfish, butters, angelfish, octypus and wrasse, plus the other usual suspects. The water temp was a pretty steady 82 according to my thermomoter. Vis was not the greatest, but never terrible. Overall I would rate the diving only OK....but I am very spoiled by my trips to Indonesia, where I think the best diving worldwide is to be found. The island of Dominica is quite lovely and don't forget to do a few land trips. The gorge and also Trafalgar Falls are both beautiful and fun to experience.
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