Dominica...the Nature Island.
Mountainous and wild, undiscovered and untouched, stunningly beautiful !
Culturally proud, and always friendly. Surely, this is not an island in the Caribbean? Yet these words truly describe a place off the beaten track, a place that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This appreciation begins as your plane descends towards the airport and you realize that mere words alone cannot do it justice.
We invite you to take a look at his work : photographs and films, portraying underwater Arctic and Antarctic marine ecology. Let yourself dream or shiver while you follow his explorations.
One of the region’s geographically youngest islands was forged from violent forces of nature and still boasts of 9 volcanoes crowded into just 290 square miles / 750 square kilometers of land. The dramatic topography is dominated by these peaks, the highest reaching an impressive 4747 feet / 1445 meters. Mere numbers however, can never describe the drama of our densely forested slopes plunging seaward, sharp cliffs and ridges cascading into river-carved valleys, all cloaked in more shades of green than the imagination allows.
Whether you come to Dominica for our outstanding diving and hiking, to participate in other adventurous activities like canyoning or ziplining or to immerse yourself in a natural environment filled with genuine friendly people, you will not leave disappointed.
What to Expect
First and foremost, it is important to realize that Dominica is a destination for lovers of wild, Virgin and tropical nature, that include 9 volcanoes, multiple deep winding valleys, 365 waterfalls and lovely sandy beaches (but not as long a destination of beaches)
Given the diversity of the destination, several types of programs are offered:
- Basic package – accommodation with breakfasts and transfers
- Package diving in Nature - basic package + 5 days of 2 tank dives, 5 days of excursions
- Package dive & Explore - basic package + 5 days of 2 tank dives, shark whale watching excursion
- Package diving & whale sharks - basic package + 5 days of 2 tank dives, shark whales, 1 night dive excursion
- Diving only - 5-day 2 dives (without lodging and transfers)
Diving in Dominica
You might think that Dominica’s as multitude of rivers and lush interior would lead to limited visibility, but once again Dominica defies logic. Due to our very deep waters close to shore and heavy sediments from our volcanic sands, our visibility aver- ages over 80 feet (24 meters) year round. After heavy rains the sediments subside within hours and you can be back in the water enjoying good visibility.
Water temperatures vary from a high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius) from July through December to 76 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) from January through June. The windy season is around April and this time of year a 3 mm wetsuit adds comfort to your dives. Our rainy season is in the sum- mer months from June to November.
Despite the possibility of tropical storms during these months, the weather is often dominated by flat calm seas, sunny skies and perfect diving conditions!
The reality is that there is no bad time of year for diving in Dominica. Good visibility, warm seas, excellent marine life along with uncrowded dive sites and excellent dive staff ensure that most divers simply cannot wait to come back.
REQUIREMENT FOR DIVING
Minimum : Advanced diver certificate.
Groupe size : depending on selected Hotel
Fort Young Hotel
The hotel has 73 guest rooms and suites with an oceanfront restaurant and three bars. Our spa, gym, pool and yoga sessions ensure rest or exercise in the most idyllic of sur- roundings. And once you step out- side our historic walls, Dominica’s many activities and attractions are on our doorstep, whether you are hiking in the forested hills that surround us, or snorkelling or diving in the warm Caribbean sea that laps at our feet.
The Rooms Convenience and Comfort
All rooms are fully air-conditioned, direct dial telephones, cable TV, mini fridges, coffee and tea stations, wi-fi, safety boxes, and feature a terrace or balcony offering the most dramatic sea and sunset views you can imagine. Rooms are equipped with 2 double beds or king beds all with their own bathrooms.
Plan your adventure before you come or while here at our tour desk. Ideal for both Divers and Non Divers, daily excursions range from trips to waterfalls and hikes to a magical morning snorkel on the reefs just outside the hotel. Of course we can also design tailored adventures and excursions just for you.
PACKAGE INCLUDE : Basic package + diving only / Low season fare
- Greetings at arrival and transfer to your hotel
- 7 nights accomodation at Fort Young Hotel in double occupancy
- Breakfast included
- 5 days of 2 tank boat diving
- Tank, weight and belt
- Hotel taxe and service fee
Price per person, in USD dollars, tax included.
TARIFF from : 1116.00$ USD
NOT INCLUDE IN PACKAGE
- Air transport from your country to Dominica
- meals not describe above
- All soft and alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Diving equipment (if not describe in package inclusions)
It is strongly recommended that each customer to contrat insurance covering personal and medical
It is strongly recommended that each diver to contrat insurance covering personal, medical and rescue insurance
FOR INFORMATION and AVAILABILITY
- (450) 813-6695
For reservation, please contact:
Voyages Aquanautes : See the reservation form on the site.
For a private service, contact our speciaLty department.
VOYAGES AQUANAUTES : See the contact form on the site.