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Scuba Diving & Snorkelling from Dominica


scuba

commonly seen in Dominican waters


fish
blackbar soldierfish harlequin bass  longsnout butterflyfish spotted drum spotted moray eel

 

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3 bed villa,
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Salisbury
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3 bed villa from US$70 per night

Spacious apartment near Mero Beach from US$75.00 per night

4 bed private  villa from US$150 per day

NEW! near 3 dive centres, Comfort House - 3 bedroomed GF apartment, Castle Comfort, from US$85.00 per night

South West 2 bed apartment from US$80 per night


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2 bed apartment
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2
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                                  US$60.00 per night
 



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Caribbean Nights


A recent survey rated Dominica among the top 3 dive sites in the whole of the Caribbean and number 5 in the world. One of the few remaining places where most of the coral is still in pristine condition. The calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, sheltered from the prevailing easterly winds by a high mountain range, offer a multitude of spectacular dive sites, with wrecks, drop-offs and underwater hot springs emitting constant streams of tiny bubbles, referred to locally as 'champagne'. Even for the casual snorkeller, the opportunities are numerous and varied. Though the whole of the west coast offers wonderful dive scenarios, the waters off the north west and south west sections of coastline have been designated marine reserves - Scotts Head/ Soufriere Bay in the south is, in fact, a sbmerged volcano. This is our most diverse and popular dive site. 
Seasoned divers often comment on the quality and diversity of the coral to be found in our waters, compared to many of the more frequented dive destinations such as the Cayman Islands.

Scuba diving is well catered for by expert dive centres scattered along Dominica's west coast. These are, from north to south;
 

 


Dominica's West Coast
                                            Dive Centres


Cabrits Dive Centre

East Carib Dive Club

The Anchorage Hotel
    & Dive Centre

Dive Dominica

Al Dive

Nature Island Dive

Picard Beach, just south of Portsmouth

Salisbury Beach, mid west coast
 

Castle Comfort, 1 mile south of Roseau

Castle Comfort Lodge

Loubiere

Soufriere

Dominica's dive sites - from north to south


Capucin to Douglas Bay
  Point Break
  Anse Grande Wreck
  Pinard Reef
  Toucari Caves 
  Toucari Point
  Sponge Gardens 
  Long Reef 
  Tube Reef 
  Wall Dive 
  Boulder Rock 
  Five Finger Rock
  Douglas Point 
Prince Ruperts Bay
  Cannon Site 
  One Finger Rock
  Anchor Point 
  Wreck of the Pia 
  Pinnacles 
  Barracuda 
  Main Crater 
  Turtle Point 
  Trumpet Reef 
  Sulphur Spring Craters
  Ffutsatola Reef
  Pointe Roande Reef
Mid West Coast
  Trumpet Fish Reef
  Berties Dream Reef
  Batali Pinnacle
  Coral Gardens (north)
  Rina's Hole 
  Whale Shark Reef
  Nose Reef
  Brain Coral Reef 
Mid West Coast (continued)
  Lauro Reef 
  Salisbury Cave
  Barry's Dream
  Mero Reef
  Castaways Reef
  Maggie's Point
  Rodney's Rock
  Canefield Tug Wreck 
South West
  The Dowess Wreck
  Champagne
  Pointe Guignard
  Danglebens North 
  Danglebens Pinnacles
  Coral Gardens (South)
  Danglebens Reef
  L'Abym (The Wall)
  La Sorciere 
  Soufriere Pinnacles 
  Cachacrou Pinnacle 
  Swiss Cheese 
  Scotts Head Drop-off
  Scotts Head Point
  Cashacrou (Crater's Esdge)
  Scotts Head Pinnacle
  Swss Cheese
South (Martinique Channel)
  The Condo 
  Mountain Top 
  The Village
  Suburbs
  King David's Throne
  Lost Hirizons
  Pointe Des Fous



Whale Watching


 Whale watching

The deep waters and the large outflow of fresh water into the Caribbean Sea provide the ideal conditions for many species of whale and dolphin. These can be seen, often at close range, along with frigatebirds, flying fish etc., whilst enjoying an afternoon whale-watch boat excursion. Whale watch outings are very popular with our visitors. Consequently our two main operators, Dive Dominica and the Anchorage Hotel, located side by side at Castle Comfort, just south of Roseau, have exclusive deals with visiting cruise ships for up to five days of the week, with regular visitors able to enjoy this activity only on Wednesdays and Sundays . 
Price US$50.00 + VAT per person.

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species of Cetaceans to be seen in Dominica's waters

WHALES DOLPHINS
  SPERM 
  DWARF SPERM
  SHORT FIN PILOT
  PYGMY SPERM
  ORCA
  SUDO ORCA
  HUMPBACK
  SPINNER
  ATLANTIC SPOTTED
  BOTTLENOSE
  FRASER


underwater photos courtesy of Anchorage Hotel + Dive Centre
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protecting cetaceans and
                                        their habitat in the Caribbean,
                                        promoting responsible whale
                                        watching, research,
                                        conservation, education and
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.please note that as of 1st March 2006, VAT (value added tax)
is applied to diving (10%) and whale-watch (15%)
Marine Park site user fees @ US$2.00 per tank dive 
are generally not included in rates below

Dominica's Dive Centres - from north to south


CABRITS DIVE CENTRE

Cabrits Dive


Peter & Helen Hepp are both experienced divers who decided to escape the 'rat race' of the west and pursue their dream on their favourite Caribbean island of Dominica. They purchased Cabrits Dive Centre in the summer of 2005.
Location:-----Picard Estate,  Prince Ruperts Bay, north west 
 ------------coast --just south of the Picard River
Certification:-PADI 5 Star Certified Training Facility and Dive
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Divemaster:--3 Instructors on Staff and 3 Divemasters
Facilities:----Retail dive shop stocked with a wide range of 
------------equipment and accessories. Dive boat.
Scuba Rates (US$):9updated - November 2005
-------------*indicates equipment hire included


PADI COURSES
Discover Scuba (1 Dive)-==-95.00
Discover Scuba (2 Dives)- 140.00 
Open Water Course-=======-400.00
Advanced Open Water------ 275.00
Emergency First Response--120.00
Rescue Diver-----====-----405.00
Dive Master Program-------555.00
Open Water Ref'l (4Dives)-225.00

MASK + FINS HIRE
Half Day---------------13.00
Full Day---------------20.00

DIVES
Single Tank Dive------*55.00
Double Tank Dive------*85.00
Night Dive (1Dive)----*66.00
Sunset Dive (2Dives)-*100.00

DIVE PACKAGES
6 Dives (3 doubles)--*235.00
10 Dives (5 doubles)-*375.00
14 Dives (7 doubles)-*515.00

SNORKELLING
Boat trip-------------*40.00



Speciality courses underwater navigator, deep diver, night diver, underwater photographer, search & recovery diver, underwater naturalist, multilevel diver, drift diver, boat diver, equipment specialist, wreck diver. 

Current Special Offer: 5 double tank dives for the price of 4.
US$305 (incl. equipment), US$265 (without equipment)

Places to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Picard Beach Cottages
Comfortel Des Champ
North and East of Portsmouth: 
Heaven's Best Guesthouse
Brandy Manor

Windblow Estate
Calibishie Lodges
Pointe Baptiste Guesthouse

   



EAST CARIB DIVE


Salisbury Beach 


Location:-----Salisbury Beach - mid west coast
Certification: PADI
Divemasters:-Harald Zahn (German) over 14 years experience
C.M.A.S. BARAKUDA - one Star P.A.D.I. Open Water Scuba and Medical First Aid instructor . Deep Dive - Night dive - Underwater navigator - Drift dive - wreck dive Specialities
--------------Béatrice Contréra (French) 12 years experience. P.A.D.I. Open Water Instructor. 
Languages - French, English, Italian, German, Spanish 
--------------Loni Costello (U.S.A.) 1,500 dives experience. P.A.D.I. Open Water Instructor. 
Facilities:----Custom 25ft aluminium dive boat + 2 x 115HP motors. 12ft ZODIAC Boat + 30HP motor. Equipment hire.
Beach bar and restaurant. 
Scuba Rates (US$):updated March 200910% VAT included


DIVING COURSES
Introductory dive (Pool or Lagoon)
OWD or CMAS* (4/5 Days 8 Dives)
AOWD (2/3 Days 5 Dives)
Rescue Course (2/3 Days)
PADI/ CMAS Certification 
Log Book

 $55.00
$290.00
$240.00
$340.00
 $25.00
  $6.00


DIVING RATES weoghts, tanks
included
One Single Dive
2 tanks dive (morning or afternoon)----
6 dives package (2 dives/day)
10 dives package (2 dives/day)
Night Dive with boat
Night Dive from shore
Daily trip to Scott's Head per boat
Snorkel trip
Shore Diving  (directly from Salisbury Beach) 
 $49.50
  $79.00
$225.00
$353.00
 $50.00
 $30.00
$120.00
$10.00
 $25.00

laces to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Casablanca
Louis Villa
Villa Verde

North & South of  Salisbury: 
Stonedge
Marie's Seaview Apartment
Caribbean Sea View Holiday Apartments
Morning Bird Apartments
 

 



ANCHORAGE HOTEL + DIVE CENTRE

Anchorage 


Location:-----Castle Comfort, approx. 1 mile south of Roseau
Certification:-PADI
Divemasters:-Andrew Armour (manager), Reginald Philbert and Michael Henry, all well qualified and experienced PADI instructors.
Facilities:----Swimming pool for training beginners. 39-foot custom diesel powered boat with maximum capacity of 14 divers and a fast 30-foot boat for 25 whale watchers/snorkelers. New 60 ft. catamaran capable of holding 60 passengers/snorkelers. Equipment hire. Hotel, bar and restaurant. 
Scuba + whale-watch Rates (US$):


DIVING COURSES
Discover Scuba (Pool)
Introduction to Scuba (Single Tank Dive)
Introduction to Scuba (Double Tank Dive)
Open Water Course
Advanced Open Water Course
Rescue Diver Course 
Referral Course
Medic First Aid Course
Gear Rental---------------------------------

 $40.00
$100.00
$120.00
$365.00
$265.00
$400.00
$245.00
$100.00
$15.00 -
$25.00 


DIVING RATES  (equipment included) - -
Single Tank Dive
Double Tank Dive
Night Dive
Snorkel (3 hours)
Boat Charter (hourly rate)------------------
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 $90.00 
 $55.00
 $75.00
 $60.00
 $30.00
$165.00 


WHALE + DOLPHIN  BOAT  TRIP (3.5 hours) - -
Per Person
Boats depart Anchorage at 2.00pm
every Wednesday and Sunday, returning 5.30pm
   $50.00

Places to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Anchorage Hotel
Evergreen Hotel
Comfort House, Castle Comfort
Angie's Hideaway , Wallhouse
Croton Cottage , Wallhouse
Wallhouse Apartment
Roseau and Surrounds: 
Roseau
Around Roseau
Roseau Valley
 

 



DIVE DOMINICA at CASTLE COMFORT LODGE

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Location:-----Castle Comfort, approx. 1 mile south of Roseau
This is the longest serving Dive Centre in Dominica, a family run business with an excellent reputation.
Certification:-PADI, NAUI, NASDS
Divemasters:-Derek Perryman (proprietor) - a total of 7 well qualified and experienced instructors and divemasters, all PADI / STCW Basic Safety certified. Other skills - International Referal / Nitrox / IANTD Nitrox Blender 
Aaron Carbon is a native of Dominica has been with Dive Dominica since 1993. He is a very experienced instructor and his knowledge of our dive sites and marine life is exceptional.
Paul Crask is from England, now resident in Dominica. Paul's professional training was at Pro Dive USA and Dive Asia with PADI award winning Course Director Bjorn Täckmann. 
Facilities:----Small pool for training beginners. Equipment hire. Lodge dedicated to divers, bar and restaurant.


Boats Engine/s- Capacity
30ft. Custom Island Hopper Diesel 10 divers
36ft. Custom Dive Catamaran 2 Diesels 20 divers
47ft. Custom Dive/Snorkel Catamaran 2 Diesels 20 divers
45ft. Custom Snorkel Catamaran with sonar device
for detecting whales
2 Diesels  40 whale
watchers
all boats are equipped with life jackets, VHF radio, first aid kit, oxygen, fire extinguishers, flairs, heads and are fully Insured. 
RATES UPDATED FEBRUARY 2010
Scuba + whale-watch Rates (US$):
subject to 10% VAT as of 1st March 2006
Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve Fee - $2.00 per tank dive


DIVING COURSES
Discover Scuba (1 tank shore dive introduction)
               (2 tank boat dive introduction)
Open Water Certification (PADI/NAUI/NASDS)
               (add manual $50.00, equipment $82.00)
Open Water Referral
Advanced Open Water (add manual $50.00, equipment $82.00) 
Nitrox Certification (includes 2 dives)
Private Dive Master

   $75.00
  $170.00
  $300.00

  $250.00

  $300.00
  $185.00
   $60.00


SPECIALITY COURSES -
PADI Divemaster (8 days)
PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Speciality (½ day) + manual, tables
PADI Rescue Diver & Junior Rescue Diver (3 days) + manual
PADI Deep Diver (2 days) + manual
PADI Wreck Diver Speciality (2 days) + manual
PADI Underwater Navigator Speciality (1 day) + manual
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality (1 day)
Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Speciality (½ day)
PADI Multi Level Diver Speciality (1 day)
Emergency First Response (½ day) + manual
PADI Underwater Naturalist Speciality (1 days)
DAN Oxygen Provider (½ day) + workbook
Professional Development Course (10 days)
  for those aiming at a career in the dive industry.
  $800.00
  $230.00
  $300.00
  $225.00
  $225.00
  $200.00
  $175.00
  $100.00
  $175.00
  $150.00
  $175.00
  $150.00
$1,710.00


DIVING RATES  (equipment included) - .
Snorkelling Tour --------------------------- ----------
Single Tank Boat Dive
Double Tank Boat Dive
Single Tank Night Boat Dive
3 day 6 Dive (boat) package
5 day 10 Dive (boat) package
.  $30.00
 $55.00
 $90.00
 $60.00
$250.00
$380.00


EQUIPMENT HIRE RATES   per day
Sherwood Regulators and Gauges ------------------------ 
Genesis BCD 
Dive Buddy - Mask, fins and snorkel 
Shortie Wet Suits 
Dive Lights
Dive Computer
 $10.00 
 $10.00 
 $10.00 
 $14.00 
 $14.00-
 $14.00-


WHALE + DOLPHIN  SEAFARI  (afternoon boat trip) - .
Per Person
Boats depart Castle Comfort Lodge at 2.00pm, 
returning at dusk, every Wednesday and Sunday
children under age 10 - half price
this activity is subject to 15% VAT
   $50.00

Places to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Castle Comfort Lodge
Anchorage Hotel
Evergreen Hotel
Comfort House, Castle Comfort
Angie's Hideaway , Wallhouse
Croton Cottage , Wallhouse
Roseau and Surrounds: 
Roseau
Around Roseau
Roseau Valley


dive/accommodation packages also available with Fort Young Hotel on the waterfront in Roseau. Dive Dominica collect guests from their jetty for diving and whale watch.
 
 
  


ALDive & W.A.T.E.R. Sports
LOUBIERE, south west coast of DOMINICA

  AlDive
This speciality dive and water sports centre managed by Billy and Samantha Lawrence, uses a system that is linked with all its stakeholders and clients to provide a vast array of marine related services. This alliance provides diving, boating services, Watersports, deep sea tours, off-road tours, hiking, turtle sensitizing tours etc, with personal service along with a genuine sense of family. It has an on-site bar and restaurant called the Sea Garden offering French cuisine with a deck built out to the waters edge.
Location:-------Loubiere (bordering Wallhouse), S W Dominica
Certification:-PADI, NAUI, DAN, IANTD, EFR
Divemaster:-----1 Master Instructor on Staff, certified Dive guides
Facilities:-----marine services, training, Watersports and diving. 

Scuba Rates (US$)
subject to 10% VAT   last updated 15 Aug 2011
Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve Fee - $2.00 per tank dive



PADI COURSES
Discover Scuba (1 Dive)-==-80.00
Discover Scuba (2 Dives)- 150.00 
Open Water Course-=======-400.00
Advanced Open Water------ 275.00
Emergency First Response--140.00
Rescue Diver-----====-----475.00
Dive Master Program-------555.00
Referral Dives           -230.00
 
 
DIVES
Single Tank Dive------ 55.00
Double Tank Dive------ 80.00
Night Dive (1Dive)---- 60.00
Sunset Dive (2Dives)- 100.00

DIVE PACKAGES
6 Dives (3 doubles)-- 250.00
10 Dives (5 doubles)- 360.00
14 Dives (7 doubles)- 510.00

SNORKELLING
Boat trip------------- 40.00



Speciality courses available 

Places to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Anchorage Hotel
Evergreen Hotel
Angie's Hideaway , Wallhouse
Croton Cottage , Wallhouse
Comfort House, Castle Comfort
Roseau and Surrounds:
Roseau
Around Roseau
Roseau Valley

 



NATURE ISLAND DIVE

Nature Island Dive

 


January 2009 update:-----For those who have used this dive centre in the past, please note that Simon Walsh, principle dive master for many years, is no longer with Nature Island Dive. Since his departure we have experienced difficulties communicating with this company. Consequently, Nature Island Destinations is no longer recommending Nature Island Dive to its clients or facilitating them at this venue until further notice.

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Places to stay in this locality:


Immediate vicinity:
Gallion on Sea
 
Scotts Head: 
Deaux-La-Mers Apartments
Castille Paradise
Ocean View Apartments
Windsor Villa Apartment

 

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Where to stay in Dominica - island-wide accommodation


Roseau
around Roseau
Roseau Valley & Laudat
South
Interior
mid to north
West Coast
north facing 
North East Coast
East Coast
private villas and apartments

 

Examples of private, furnished accommodation available for short term holiday rental
-Coffee River Cottages, NE Dominica - US$100 per night for 2 persons--Hodges View Cottage, currently unavailable--North East - Sunrise Gardens, Calibishie, from US$80 per night--La Tye Cottage, Woodford Hill, near Calibishie, NE Dominica - from US$60.00 per night--North West - 2 bed cottage with sea view - available again from 1st June 2015-
-Salisbury, mid west coast, 2 bed apartment from US$60.00 per night--3 bedroomed villa from US$65 per night--mid west coast, 3 bed oceanfront villa near dive centre from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 3 bed apartment from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 2 bed accommodation for max 5 persons €65 per night-
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1 + 2 bed apartments, mid west coast, from US$80 per night--cottage annex on private estate, mid west coast - US$70 per night--Tranquility in style - in the cool, forested mountains.--South West - 4 bed villa from US$160 per night--South West 4 bed villa from US$160 per night-
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Martin's Suite, Morne Daniel US$105.00 per night--Springdale Apartments, Morne Daniel from US$80.00 per night--3 bed villa, Canefield East, from US$70 per night--2 bed apartment, Roseau Valley, from US$50 per night--1 bed country eco cottage only US$120 per night-
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East Coast Region - 2 bed cottage from US$60 per night--Sisserou Lodge - in the hills behind Roseau US$175 per night--Comfort House, near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica - from US$85 per night--Angie's Hideaway near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica, from US$80.00 per night--South West, 2 bed villa near 3 dive centres from US$70.00 per night-
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Soufriere Bay - waterfront cottage - from US$60 per night--Garvin's Apartment - 1 bed apartment, Scotts Head, US$50 single, US$60 double--Scotts Head - 1 bed apartment from US$50 per night--Scotts Head - bedsit US$55, 2 bed apartment US$80 per night--2 bed apartment, Scotts Head, from US$70.00 per night-
most of the above offer attractive discounts for extended stays. Click on image for rates, details

 


Sisserou Parrot - unique to Dominica
 Contact us  to book, or for further information
Tel: (767) 449 6233
Nature Island Destinations Ltd.
P.O. Box 1639,      Roseau,
Commonwealth of Dominica,
West Indies
Jacquot Parrot - unique to Dominica



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