Dominica is rightly known as the best dive location in the Caribbean, and one of the best in the world. We pick five of our favourite dive site in the waters around the nature island:
1: Dangleben’s Pinnacles
Description: A fantastic maze formed from five pinnacles, covered with yellow sea fans and black coral. These cone formation are of varying shares and sizes with rocky outcroppings covered sponges, rods and crinoidsl
Fish: Jacks, tuna, longsnout seahorses, creole wrasse, yellow tail snappers, turtles, barracuda.
2: Crater’s Edge
Description: A not to be missed chance to dive inside an extinct volcano cone, in waters on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Fish: Schools of black margate, black jack, tuna, rainbow runners, yellowtail snapper, Creole wrasse, blue and brown chromis, barracuda.
3: L’Abym (The Abyss)
Depth: from 15ft down, down, down to a mile and a half
Description: A seemingly bottomless and coral covered wall.
Fish: seahorses, soldierfish, scorpion fish, copper sweepers, mackerel, jawfish, tuna and barracuda. The occasional manta ray or turtle too.
Description: Champagne Reef gets its name from the bubbles produced from the underwater hot springs, known as fumaroles, and divers (or snorkellers) swim in a never ending stream of bubbles escaping from the sea floor to the surface. it’s particularly spectacular at night, when you’ll be joined by giant crabs and lobsters.
Fish: seahorses, squirrel fish, frogfish, flying gurnards, squid; huge crabs and lobsters common at night
5: Rodney’s Rock
Depth: Max 50ft
Description: A shallow dive with patches of sand and seagrass that provides some of the best chances to discover a wealth of underwater creatures, from seahorses to snake eels.
Fish: Seahorses, frogfish, spiny and slipper lobster, crabs, morays, urchins, sea cucumbers, stingrays, spotted snake eels, batfish, grunts and snapper.
Diving while staying at the Fort Young couldn’t be easier. We have our own fully equipped dive shop on site; and the dive boats leave direct from our own jetty next to the restaurants each day.