Dominica has been a well-kept secret among serious divers, but gradually it is being discovered. Its underwater world is made up of thriving pristine reefs, gorgeous multi-colored hard and soft undamaged corals, dramatic walls over 300 meters deep, an abundance of reef fish and fascinating marine creatures such as seahorses and frogfish, caves full of lobsters, and swim-throughs so crammed full of fish they part like a curtain in front of you, all of which with underwater visibility ranging up to 30 meters. In addition to all that, there are unique dive sites like Champagne, which features a bubbling underwater hot spring; L’Abym, a 460 meters wall; Cottage Point, where the remains of an 18th Century wreck can be found; Dangleben's Pinnacles, a series of 5 pinnacles that create a maze; Condo, which features swim-throughs, overhangs and recesses. The underwater terrain is unique and diverse, providing dive sites suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to the very experienced. Most sites are close to shore, along the island's west coast, with two major zones distinguishable: the central west zone features shallow caves and arches, as well as reefs; the southwest corner has a submerged crater, vertical wall dives. The best time to dive is in the driest season, from February to April.
Dominica, "The Nature Island of the Caribbean", is a Caribbean island country of about 750 km², between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago, bathed by both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can find large tropical forests, including one which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, hundreds of streams, coastlines and coral reefs, as well as the world's second-largest thermally active lake, the Boiling Lake. Dominica has a tropical climate moderated by northeast trade winds. It is especially vulnerable to hurricanes, as the island is located in what is referred to as the hurricane region. Flash floods are also a constant threat, as there is 350 inches of rainfall per year in the interior and 50 inches on the drier west coast. Temperatures can vary widely, depending on location. On the coast high temperatures range from 29°C to 32°C, while the lows range from 20°C to 22°C.
All visitors need a passport and onward/return ticket. Visitors from the United States, Canada, Singapore and European Union nations are granted automatic visas on entry for up to 21 days (with extensions available). Others will need a visa.
The reccomended vaccination for Dominica are tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A. For more information, please contact your doctor. Although rare, petty crimes are most likely to happen around Roseau. Elsewhere the island is extremely safe.
Eastern Caribbean (UTC–4)
Roaming service is available in Dominica. You can use pre-paid phone cards or your credit card at public phones as well as from phones in your hotel room to place international phone calls. Calling cards can be purchased at local shops and the post office. Internet access is available at the offices of Cable & Wireless in Roseau, at an Internet cafe and in some hotels. Connections tend to be slow.
220/240 volts 50 Hz, United Kingdom-style, three-prong plugs.
To dive in Dominica , you must always be accompanied by a local operator.
Which locations in Dominica have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Dominica and for each location a list of underwater photos.
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