Snorkeling

What Makes Fort Young Hotel a Premier Caribbean Snorkel Destination?

Situated on the magical coastline of the Caribbean Sea, Fort Young Hotel has attracted professional and amateur scuba and free divers from around the world to enjoy some of the most beautiful underwater sites. Fort Young Hotel is renowned for its marine experiences and was recently featured in Caribbean Journal by virtue of its jaw-dropping scenery both above and below the water.

So, what makes Fort Young Hotel one of the most sought-after snorkel destinations in the world? Here are a few of the many reasons why snorkelers, divers and marine life enthusiasts adore the Nature Island.

Preserved Reef

The land and the water that surrounds Fort Young Hotel is untrammeled, fostering a protected and safe that allows you to experience some of the most beautiful reefs in Dominica. And, above all, the culture of Dominica is heavily focused on preservation. The businesses and people in the area hold the integrity of the land in high regards, ensuring that the reefs, wildlife, land and water remain as pristine as they have been for decades. Because of these preservation efforts, the reefs are in excellent condition, which means we are always in the presence of marine life that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

Unique Geological Features

Dominica is full of unique geological features, including Champagne Reef—a mere 15 minutes away from Fort Young Hotel. This cove of water sits amongst volcanic islands that emanates a stream of continuous gas. This creates an almost hot spring-like water that is swimming with bubbles at all times. Divers can plunge right in and explore the sights and marine life waiting inside this naturally occurring hot tub.

Snorkeling

We’re also a short boat ride away from L’Abym, a spectacular deep water site filled with seahorses, scorpion fish, turtles, solitary barracuda and more. We are also just a quick boat ride away from Douglas Bay Point which is home to an abundance of reef between an immense rock that has broken in half—thus its name, Split Rock.

Vibrant Marine Life

No matter where you decide to dive around Dominica, you will always be welcomed by vibrant marine life. There are hundreds of species of coral, fish and other marine life that boast a rainbow of vibrancy in the sea. Here, fish play an integral role in the sea’s ecosystem and getting to see a school of fish swim past you in an array of colors is something that some may never get to experience in a lifetime.

Yet, in the waters surrounding Fort Young Hotel, you will certainly spot more than just fish. There is an abundance of marine life, such as sea turtles, seahorses, starfish and more. Swimming in Dominican waters, you’re sure to come across some bizarre and unique forms of life that you simply can’t find anywhere else on the planet.

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