Destination Overview: 

Welcome to Dominica, a true Caribbean jewel renowned for its unspoiled beauty above and below the waterline. Dominica, often called the “Nature Island,” beckons divers with its pristine waters, volcanic underwater landscapes, and a vibrant marine ecosystem. 

Diving Details: 

Dominica beckons divers with its untouched and captivating marine landscapes. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver, the island offers a spectrum of dive depths, from shallow spots at 15 to 30 feet (4.5 to 9 meters) to exhilarating depths of 60 to 120 feet (18 to 36 meters) for the more daring. Immerse yourself in warm waters, averaging between 78°F to 84°F (25.5°C to 29°C) year-round, and explore the island’s numerous dive sites. Encounter vibrant coral formations, playful marine creatures, and volcanic underwater topography that create an enchanting diving adventure. Come and discover the hidden treasures that lie beneath the Caribbean waves in Dominica. 

Insider Information:  

Dominica hosts the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake, situated within Morne Trois Pitons National Park. This remarkable natural wonder is a flooded fumarole with bubbling, grayish-blue water, seemingly in a state of perpetual boil due to the intense heat emanating from the volcanic activity below. The lake is a fascinating and distinctive geological phenomenon, providing insight into the formidable forces that have shaped the island’s topography. 

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Non-Diving Activities

Hiking and Nature Walks

Dominica is renowned for its stunning hiking trails through lush rainforests and volcanic landscapes. Guests can explore popular trails like the Boiling Lake hike, Middleham Falls trail, Trafalgar Falls, and more. 

Hot Springs and Spa Relaxation

Relax in the natural hot springs scattered across the island, such as those in Wotten Waven. Many offer therapeutic properties and a peaceful setting to unwind.

Whale Watching Tours

Take a boat tour for an opportunity to witness humpback whales, sperm whales, and other marine life in their natural habitat. Whale watching is a thrilling activity available in Dominica. 

River Tubing and Canyoning

Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy river tubing or canyoning excursions in the island’s pristine rivers, offering an adrenaline-pumping experience amidst breathtaking scenery. 

Visit the Botanical Gardens

Explore the Dominica Botanic Gardens in Roseau, one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, featuring a variety of tropical plants, a parrot aviary, and beautiful walkways. 

Cultural and Historical Sightseeing 

Immerse in Dominica’s rich culture by visiting historical sites like Fort Shirley at the Cabrits National Park or exploring the Kalinago Barana Aute (Carib Model Village) to learn about the island’s indigenous culture. 

Beach Relaxation

Enjoy a relaxing day at one of Dominica’s beautiful beaches, such as Purple Turtle Beach or Champagne Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, or have a beach picnic. 

Botanical and Agricultural Tours

Discover the island’s diverse flora with guided botanical tours, spice plantation visits, or a tour of a local fruit and vegetable market to experience the vibrant local produce. 

Local Craft Markets and Souvenir Shopping 

Explore the local markets in Roseau, like the Old Market and the Bay Front, to purchase unique souvenirs, handicrafts, spices, and local artwork. 

Bird Watching

Dominica is a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. Guests can spot numerous bird species, including the rare and colorful Sisserou parrot, by venturing into the island’s forests and reserves. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and is situated in the eastern Caribbean, southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. The island of Dominica is positioned between the French overseas territories of Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south. Its geographic coordinates are approximately 15.4148° N latitude and 61.3707° W longitude.

The duration of flights to Dominica can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the departure location, layovers, and the chosen airline. Here are some approximate flight durations from major cities to Dominica: 

From Miami, USA: Flights can range from approximately 3.5 to 5 hours or more, depending on the routing and layovers. 

From New York City, USA: Direct flights from New York City can take around 4.5 to 6 hours. 

From London, UK: Flights from London to Dominica generally involve multiple connections and can take around 15 to 20 hours or more, depending on the flight path and layovers. 

From Toronto, Canada: Flights from Toronto to Dominica typically take around 6 to 8 hours or more, depending on the route and stopovers. 

It’s important to note that these durations are approximate and can vary based on the specific flight path, layovers, airline, and other factors. Travelers should always check with airlines for the most up-to-date and accurate flight durations before planning their trip to Dominica. 

The official currency of Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, abbreviated as XCD (EC$). The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is also the official currency of several other Eastern Caribbean countries that form the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The ECCU countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Grenada, in addition to Dominica. 

While the Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency, the United States Dollar (USD) is widely accepted and used in Dominica, particularly in areas frequented by tourists. Major credit and debit cards are also commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments. It’s advisable for travelers to carry some local currency for smaller purchases and transactions in local markets or more remote areas where cards may not be accepted. 

The official language of Dominica is English. English is used in government, education, media, and formal communication throughout the island. However, there is a distinct Dominican English Creole, often referred to as Dominican Creole English or Kwéyòl, which is widely spoken in informal settings and among the local population. Kwéyòl is a French-based creole language influenced by African languages and vocabulary from the Kalinago (Carib) people, the indigenous population of Dominica. 

Additionally, due to Dominica’s historical and cultural ties, there are communities where French and French-based creole languages may also be spoken, especially in certain rural areas or among specific ethnic groups. 

In summary, while English is the official language and widely used for official purposes, Kwéyòl and other languages may be spoken in informal or community settings. 

Yes, a valid passport is required for international travel to Dominica. Regardless of your nationality, you will need a passport to enter Dominica. It’s essential to ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date from Dominica. 

Additionally, depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Dominica. Citizens of many countries are granted visa-free entry for a specific duration, while others may need to obtain a visa in advance. It’s advisable to check with the nearest Dominican embassy, consulate, or an official government website to determine the visa requirements based on your nationality. 

Always verify entry requirements and travel regulations before planning your trip to Dominica to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. 

As of September 2021, specific vaccinations are not mandatory for travelers entering Dominica. However, it’s recommended to consult a healthcare professional or a travel health clinic for the most up-to-date and personalized advice regarding vaccinations and health precautions before traveling to Dominica. 

Here are some vaccinations and health precautions often recommended for travelers to Dominica: 

Routine Vaccinations: Ensure you are up-to-date on routine vaccinations such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and varicella (chickenpox). 

Hepatitis A and B: These vaccinations are recommended for most travelers, as they can be contracted through contaminated food, water, or contact with infected individuals. 

Typhoid: Vaccination against typhoid is advisable, particularly if you plan to eat street food or visit areas with poor sanitation. 

Influenza (Flu): Consider getting the flu vaccine, especially during the flu season (November to April). 

Rabies: Depending on your activities and interactions with animals, a rabies vaccine may be considered. 

Malaria and Dengue: While the risk of malaria is low in Dominica, it’s advisable to take precautions against mosquito bites to reduce the risk of diseases like dengue. 

Yellow Fever: A yellow fever vaccination is not required for travelers coming from non-endemic countries. However, if you are coming from or transiting through a yellow fever endemic area, proof of vaccination may be needed. 

It’s important to consult a healthcare professional well in advance of your trip to assess your specific health needs and the recommended vaccinations based on your travel plans, health history, and the current health situation in Dominica. 

Dominica, like many other countries, operates on a standard voltage of 230V and a frequency of 50Hz. The power plugs and sockets used are of type D and G. 

Type D: This type of plug has three round pins in a triangular pattern. It is the most common type of plug used in Dominica. 

Type G: This plug has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern and is also used in Dominica, though less common than type D. 

If your electrical devices use a different type of plug or voltage, you will likely need a travel adapter or a voltage converter to use your electronics and appliances in Dominica. Always double-check the voltage and plug types before plugging in any device to avoid damage. Many modern electronic devices, such as laptops and smartphones, are designed to be compatible with various voltages and can handle 110-240V, but it’s essential to verify this information on your specific devices. 

Luggage restrictions can vary depending on the airline you’re flying with and your ticket class (e.g., economy, business, first class). Here are some general guidelines: 

Checked Luggage: 

For international flights, the typical allowance is usually one to two checked bags. 

The maximum weight per bag is often around 50 pounds (23 kilograms). Some airlines may allow up to 70 pounds (32 kilograms) for certain international routes. 

The total linear dimensions (length + width + height) are also regulated, usually around 62 inches (158 cm). 

Carry-On Luggage: 

Most airlines allow one piece of carry-on luggage and a personal item (e.g., purse, laptop bag). 

The maximum dimensions for carry-on bags are usually around 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23 cm). 

Ensure your carry-on bag meets both size and weight restrictions, typically around 15 to 22 pounds (7 to 10 kilograms). 

Special Items: 

If you’re carrying special items like sports equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, they may have separate rules and fees. 

It’s crucial to check the specific luggage allowances and restrictions with the airline you’re flying with, as rules can vary. Additionally, note any fees associated with exceeding weight or size limits. 

For travelers to Dominica, especially if you have connecting flights, ensure that you comply with the most restrictive luggage policies among the airlines you’ll be using during your journey. Always check with your airline for the most up-to-date information on luggage restrictions before your trip. 

Yes, unless otherwise specified, we will arrange for your transfers to and from the airport. 

Diving in Dominica is an extraordinary experience, offering some of the most pristine and untouched underwater landscapes in the Caribbean. Here’s an overview of what the diving is like in Dominica: 

Rich Marine Life: Dominica is renowned for its vibrant marine biodiversity. Divers can encounter an array of marine life, including colorful coral formations, sponges, reef fish, turtles, seahorses, and various macro life. The island’s volcanic underwater topography supports an abundance of marine species. 

Volcanic Underwater Topography: The island’s volcanic origins have contributed to dramatic underwater landscapes. Divers can explore walls, drop-offs, pinnacles, caves, and swim-throughs. The underwater terrain often mirrors the diverse landscapes found above water. 

Visibility and Water Conditions: Typically, visibility in Dominica’s waters is excellent, often exceeding 100 feet (30 meters). The water temperature is warm and pleasant, ranging from around 75°F to 85°F (24°C to 29°C) year-round. 

Dive Sites: Dominica offers a wide range of dive sites suitable for divers of various skill levels. From shallow coral gardens to deep walls, there’s something for everyone. Popular dive sites include Scott’s Head Pinnacle, Champagne Reef, Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve, and Dangleben’s Pinnacles, among many others. 

Night Diving: Night diving is a unique experience in Dominica. The reefs come alive with nocturnal creatures and different behaviors. Lobsters, crabs, octopuses, and other creatures become more active, providing an exciting and different perspective of the marine ecosystem. 

Wreck Diving: Dominica also offers opportunities for wreck diving, including the famous “Anchor Wreck,” a sunken tugboat in Prince Rupert Bay, and “The Toucari Wrecks,” a series of artificial reefs. 

Conservation Efforts: The Dominican government and local dive operators are committed to marine conservation and sustainable diving practices. There’s a focus on preserving the marine environment and ensuring the long-term health of the underwater ecosystems. 

Whether you’re a novice diver or an experienced enthusiast, Dominica’s diverse and unspoiled underwater world offers something for every underwater explorer. 

Warm Water (Summer Months – May to November): 

During the warmer months, a 3mm shorty wetsuit or a 3mm full wetsuit is typically suitable. It provides some insulation and protection against minor scrapes and stings while allowing for greater freedom of movement. 

Cooler Water (Winter Months – December to April): 

In the cooler months, you may want to opt for a 3mm to 5mm full wetsuit to provide more warmth and insulation. A 5mm wetsuit will provide better thermal protection if you’re more sensitive to cooler water temperatures. 

For Deep Dives or Prolonged Time Underwater: 

If you plan on doing deep dives or spending extended periods underwater, a thicker wetsuit (7mm) or a 5mm wetsuit with additional thermal protection like a hood or vest can help maintain comfortable body temperature. 

Consider Your Cold Tolerance: 

Personal cold tolerance varies, so choose a wetsuit thickness that suits your comfort level. If you tend to get cold easily, opt for a thicker wetsuit or consider layering with a rash guard or thermal vest. 

It’s essential to try on different wetsuit thicknesses and styles to determine what works best for you. Additionally, consulting with local dive shops or experienced divers in Dominica can provide valuable insights into the most appropriate wetsuit thickness based on the current water temperatures and conditions. 

Nearby Dive Sites: 

For dive sites located near the coast or within a short distance from the dive shop, boat rides typically last around 10 to 30 minutes. 

Intermediate Distance Dive Sites: 

Dive sites located a bit farther from the coast may involve boat rides of approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Dive Sites Offshore or at Specific Locations: 

Some dive sites in Dominica, especially those further offshore or in specific remote locations, may require longer boat rides, ranging from 1 to 2 hours or more. 

The exact duration of the boat ride will depend on factors such as the dive site’s distance from the departure point, sea conditions, the type of boat being used, and the specific itinerary planned by the dive operator. 

Most dive operators offer either a one-tank or two-tank morning dive, followed by an afternoon dive. Night dives are typically scheduled once or twice a week. 

Excursions: ie, Whale watching, nitrox, airfare, dive insurance, travel insurance, lunch and dinner, alcoholic beverages.  

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.