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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.

 

PREREQUISITE

REQUIREMENT FOR DIVING
Minimum : Advanced diver certificate.

 

Groupe size :  depending on selected Hotel

 

LODGING

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.

Adventure Activities
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

 

PACKAGE RATES

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)

 

INSURANCES

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.

 

PRIVATE SERVICE

For a private service, contact our speciaLty department.

For a quote and booking, please contact:

VOYAGES AQUANAUTES : See the contact form on the site.

 

 

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Technical data sheet

DOMINICA
Country   Dominica
Region   Caribbean
City of entry   Roseau
Passeport   Passeport must be valid 6 months after return date
Visa   No
Electricity   220 Volts / 60 Hz - North american
Vaccination   diphteria, poliomyelitis, tetanus recommanded
Lag   Depends on your starting point
Time of flight   Depends on your starting point
Language   creole and english
Currency   Eastern caribbean dollar
     

 

 

Temperatures in °C

Air and Water Temperatures
MONTH AIR Temp. Water Temp.
January  

28

  27
February  

28

  26
March  

29

  26
April  

30

  27
May  

30

  28
June   31   28
July   31   28
August   31   31
September   31   31
October   31   31
November   29   29
December   28   28
         

 

 

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