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
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.
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!