Before tackling Dominica’s underwater world, take a peek at our diver’s glossary to take yourself from a novice to Dominican diver in no time.Read more
The island of Dominica is quite possibly one of the last hidden gems in the Caribbean, making it a true nature lover’s paradise. Unscathed, untouched and undiscovered by the masses, this lush island is just as abundant with life above water as below. Want to know why divers all over the world come to Dominica to explore the depths of the expansive turquoise sea? Here are just a few of the many reasons that Dominica is one of the best diving destinations in the world.
Unbelievable Dive Sites
Dominica boasts incredible dive sites that are filled with marine life. There’s Champagne Reef that sits amongst volcanic hot springs, making it feel like you’re swimming in a glass of bubbly. At Soufriere Pinnacles, you can deep dive into the blue abyss from deep-water pinnacles. The waters at Point Break are filled with large fish, swim-throughs and tons of bright coral. And Cottage Point is home to the remains of an 18th-century wreck that is now home to colorful sea creatures.
Then, you have Whale Shark Reef, which starts at about 18 metres/60 feet and drops off to more than 40 metres/130 feet, boasting one of the deepest dive sites for professionals in the country. And, finally, visit one of the most iconic sights at Five Finger Rock that looks as though a hand and knuckles are sticking out of the water.
All of these dive sites are just minutes from the Fort Young Hotel’s grounds. You can wake up, enjoy a relaxing morning routine, then hop right onboard Fort Young Dive’s boat—you’ll be diving in the most amazing spots in the world in no time.
Preserved Reefs are Abundant with Life
In all six of the dive sites in Dominica, every single one has preserved reefs. Dominica is a country that holds preservation of their untampered land a priority. The people and businesses situated in the area maintain the wholesome integrity of the land and the sea in high regards, resulting in a pure and sacred atmosphere.
Here, every measure is kept up to ensure the reeds, wildlife, land and water remain as clean and pristine as they have been for decades. There is truly no other place in the world that is as full of untouched, and often unseen, life than the waters of Dominica.
Geologic Features Gives Experienced Divers a New Experience
Divers from all over the world come to Dominica expecting a wildlife experience unlike any other. While they get that experience time and time again, something that they don’t often expect but come to love is the geological features of the land. Because Dominica sits amongst active volcanic area, the water and soil are a bit different.
As mentioned briefly, there is one popular dive site—Champagne Reef—that is essentially a massive hot spring inside of the ocean. There is a constant stream of geothermal bubbles coming up from the ground, creating one of the most unique diving experiences in the world. This destination, and many others in Dominica, are filled with bubbling, warm and unique features that are not replicated anywhere else.