Dominica (Dominique) officially the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean sea. To the north-northwest lies Guadelupe, to the southeast Martinique. Below this island’s turquoise seas lies some of the Caribbean’s best diving. Journey with Joe and Heather on this great trip and hike,dive, relax, and enjoy “The Nature Island”.
Uniquely Natural. Naturally Unique. A rich tapestry of lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls, with volcanic wonders on land and under the sea. The people of Dominica welcome you to share the beauty and tranquility of “Nature’s Island.” To discover the rich culture of the people. An enriching eco tourism experience. The physical challenge of extreme adventure. Or the serenity of a secluded spa retreat. When you discover Dominica, you discover yourself – and a Caribbean experience like no other.
WHERE IS DOMINICA?
Dominica’s location is 15 degrees North latitude and 61 degrees West longitude. The island sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Its official name is the Commonwealth of Dominica, which is mostly referenced in official communiqués and to distinguish the island from its northerly Caribbean sister, the Dominican Republic.
Known as “The Nature Island,” Dominica’s tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island, and are home to 1,200 plant species. Rivers, lakes, streams, and waterfalls abound, fed by the island’s high annual rainfall. Its volcanic physique points to extensive geothermal activity – even underwater. The Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Caribbean.
Diving in Dominica
Dive our reefs and you’ll enter a world filled full of magic and adventure. Encounter seahorses, frogfish, flying gurnards and other species rarely found in other Caribbean diving destinations. Huge stands of coral and sponges are home to golden crinoids with feathery, radiating arms. Batfish, electric rays, Caribbean reef squid, sea snakes and sea urchins add to Dominica’s list of rare undersea inhabitants.Look for this trip to run March or April 2013
PRISTINE MARINE HABITAT
The underwater topography of Dominica mirrors the beautiful landscape above, with canyons and cliffs plunging to depths equal to the soaring mountain peaks above. Massive underwater boulder fields and volcanic craters accompany steep walls and pinnacles, setting the stage for some of the best diving in the Caribbean, and indeed the most breathtaking diving to be found anywhere.Call us now at (704) 547-5991 for reservations. Don’t miss a true trip of a lifetime!
Soufriere Scott’s Head Marine Reserve, located in the southwest, is the oldest reserve on the island and offers the most popular volcanic underwater features. With virtually no current and unspoilt coral walls, The Cabrits National Park Marine Section in the north is renowned for a large variety of rare fish. The earmarked Salisbury Marine Reserve in the central west area consists of a dozen sites with some of the healthiest and best reef diving in the Caribbean.
“CHAMPAGNE & VOLCANO”
Underwater volcanoes are the source of Dominica’s dramatic underwater landscape: craters, chasms and sheer walls plunging thousands of feet, and soaring pinnacles formed by lava flow. Visit the “Champagne” dive site and swim through warm bubbling waters created by geothermal vents. You can feel the water temperature rise. The sea floor itself can be warm to the touch!
Call Joe at 704-547-5991 for details and to reserve your space.