- Marine Reserves
- Superb Diving
- Untouched Reefs
Although Dominica lies between Guadeloupe and Martinique our
diving is very different. Within minutes from shore, walls plunge
over 500m, pinnacles rise up from the depths and attract schools
of fish. Our reefs are thriving, healthy and covered in the
Caribbean’s most colourful sponges.
We've won Readers' Choice Awards from Scuba Diving Magazine
for several years running. Dominica is rated #2 destination
overall in the Caribbean/Atlantic for 2007. More
about our Awards....
Creatures seldom seen on other islands,
like seahorses, frogfish and flying Gurnards are common here.
With our dramatic walls, colourful
reefs and rare creatures we
are a photographer’s fantasy.
So come to Dominica to see some of the area’s best dive
sites, without the large crowds, and in the professional hands
of The Dominica Watersports Association.
Average Visibility: 18 m
Even the most experienced divers surface to exclaim that this
is one of the most colourful and healthy reef
systems they have seen in years. With clear waters undisturbed
by industrial pollution or development, our sponges have thrived
and every part of the reef explodes with colourful sponges and
Sheer walls drop thousands of feet
straight from the shoreline, pinnacles
rise up from the depths shrouded in schools of wrasse and chromis.
Large yellowtail snappers, cero, barracuda and schools of horse
eye jacks patrol the deeper waters. Sloping
reefs hide creatures considered rare in many destinations,
and the usual answer to the common question ‘can you show
us a seahorse” is “ what colour!”
Flying Gurnards, scorpion fish, red banded lobsters, banded coral
shrimps are also commonly found, and in the North batfish are
also common. It is not unusual to see three turtles on a single
dive! The truly amazing thing about all this diving is that you
will often find that these dive sites are yours alone, no
crowds of divers, just fish and coral, the way it should be.
& Marine Creatures
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