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 Dominica

Central America

Every adventure in Dominica above ground is cloned undersea. Divers from all corners of the globe are finding out that diving in Dominica is an exceptional experience - where every plunge Is "living" proof of the majesty and spectacle of the underwater world.

At this time there are no nonstop flights to Dominica. Connections with local carriers are readily available from nearby island gateways such as Antigua, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and
St. Lucia. These gateways are served by international carriers including Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, BWIA, British Airways,
Continental and Lufftansa.

Diving independently is illegal in the waters of Dominica, one has to go through a dive operator, it is the only way to actively police reefs from diver damage and fishing.

Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic coordinates: 15° 25' N, 61° 20' W
Coastline km: 148 km km
Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Terrain: rugged mountains of volcanic origin
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Morne Diablatins 1,447 m
Natural hazards: flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Population: 72,386 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official), French patois
Capital: Roseau
Divisions: 10 parishes; Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Castle Comfort 3 / -
7.6 m 13.7 m All divers
Champagne Beach 2 / -
10 m 17 m All divers
Coral Gardens South - / -
10.7 m 15.2 m All divers
Dangleben's Pinnacles 1 / -
10.7 m 39.6 m CMAS * / OW
Danglebens North - / -
18 m 30 m All divers
L'Abym - / -
16.8 m 56.7 m CMAS *** / Rescue
La Sorcière - / -
10.7 m 18.3 m All divers
Pointe Guignard - / -
10.7 m 25.9 m All divers
Rodney's Rock - / -
16 m 19 m All divers
Scott's Head Dropoff - / -
10.7 m 30.5 m CMAS ** / AOW
Scott's Head Pinnacle - / -
16.8 m 42.7 m All divers
Scott's Head Point - / -
12.2 m 39.6 m All divers
Solomon reef 6 / -
5 m 21 m All divers
Soufriere Pinnacles - / -
10.7 m 30.5 m All divers

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Aquarium
By livi120
Jul 15, 2015
Carnival Cruise Excursion 0 -
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Santa Catalina Wall
By livi120
Jul 15, 2015
Carnival Conquest Excursion -
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Astron Wreck
By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011
OW Training Dive 2/4 - Fun dive.  Only modest sea life, current, and visibility, but the giant propeller of the wreck was an interesting sight.
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Rondana
By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011
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Rondana
By stevehau
Sep 8, 2011
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Trip: OW Training
By stevehau
From Sep 6, 2011 to Sep 8, 2011

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Trip: Punta Cana 2010
By glasi99
From Mar 9, 2010 to Mar 24, 2010

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Trip: Domikanische Republik
By ThomasKuehn
From Apr 10, 1999 to Apr 24, 1999

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Trip: Dominican Republic
By Tanduay
From Mar 7, 1994 to Mar 12, 1994

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