Northern Sites

The northern region offers very diverse diving, ranging from the more traditional carribean coral reefs to the volcanic, boulder fields of the Cabrits. Here you will find fish and invertabrate spiecies as deverse as the topography. The Cabrits Round is the highlight of the north, with it's extinct volcanic cones rising from the sea floor. This area is also home to active volcanic fumaroles releasing streams of gasses into the sea.

For the adventurous and very skilled the Guadeloupe Channel awaits to be explored. Diveable only when conditions are optimal, the channel is the unexplored edge of Dominican diving, where you expect the unexpected.

1. Point Break
25-130+ft (8-40m)
Advanced
Douglas Point Sites
2. Toucari Caves
15-50ft (5-15m)
Intermediate
3. Toucari Bay Point
5-100ft (2-30m)
Intermediate
4. Douglas Bay Point
10-60ft (3-18m)
Beginner
Cabrits National Park Sites
5. Five Fingers Rock
5-80ft (2-24m)
Intermediate
6. One Finger Rock
5-70ft (2-21m)
Intermediate
7. Anchor Point
5-80ft (2-24m)
Intermediate
8. Shark's Mouth
10-130ft (3-38m)
Intermediate
Other Southern Sites
9. Pia
6-20ft (2-6m)
Beginner
10. Sulpher Springs & Bubbles
20-130ft (6-38m)
Intermediate
11. Ffutsatola Reef
50-90ft (15-27m)
Intermediate

 

Central Sites

Most sites in the central west coast of Dominica are directly off Salisbury, less than a 10 minute boat ride. The entire central coast diving area consists of more than 12 sites which offer some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean. These sites are pristine with a wealth of tropical and midwater schooling fish. Larger predatory fish like rays, amberjack, and barracuda frequent the area to feed on the huge amounts of prey fish. This area is also home to normally rare species like batfish, frogfish, and seahorses. This entire area is less crowded than other areas, and the impact of divers, fishing, and boats on the marine environment is minimal.

Salisbury and East Carib Dive's Sites
12. Coral Gardens
10-120ft (3-36m)
Intermediate
13. Rena's Reef
25-60ft (8-18m)
Beginner
14. Whale Shark Reef
45-130ft+ (14-40m)
Intermediate
15. Nose Reef
25-120ft (8-36m)
Intermediate
16. Brain Coral Reef
35-130ft (11-40m)
Intermediate
17. Lauro Reef
30-120ft (9-36m)
Intermediate
18. Doudou Reef
10-30ft (3-9m)
Beginner
Saint Joseph sites
19. Barry's Dream
40-120ft (12-36m)
Intermediate
20. Castaway's Reef
18-80ft (6-24m)
Beginner
21. Maggie's Point
20-90ft (6-27m)
Beginner
Other Central Sites
22. Rodney's Rock
0-48ft (0-15m)
Beginner

 

 

Rodney's Rock and Castaways Reef are two shallow dives (maximum 55 feet ) which are great "Critter dives". The potential is always there for a great variety of marine life, including octopus, frogfish, seahorses, flyingñgurnard, lobster and all kinds or morays and other eels. The reefs are loaded with tropicals; grunts, spotted drums and trumpetfish of all colors fill the view.

 

Berry's Dream is the deeper side of Castaways Reef and offers numerous mounds in the sand at about 85 feet of water. Excitement and anticipation is constant as one never knows what will be hiding around the next corner. Turtle and rays frequent the site.

 

Nose Reef and Whaleshark Reef are located on the south drop-off of Grand Savanne flats. Both sites have nice drop-offs starting at about 55 feet and cascading down to 130+ feet. Whaleshark offers a nice vertical face with barrrel and tubes sponges galore creating a beautiful scene. These two spots are the outermost sites in this area and offer the greatest potential for seeing larger fish such as barracudas, spanish mackeral and jacks.

 

Rina's Hole is a great shallow dive offering a beautiful swim-through leading up to a cluster of rock formations in the sand. This is the ultimate critter dive, as nooks, crannies and overhangs prove ideal shelter for all kinds of marine life.

 

Southern Sites

The highlight of the southern part of the island, Soufriere Bay, is the most distinctive area of Dominican diving. The bay is formed from a submerged volcanic crater that reaches depths well beyond 700 ft.. The east edge of the crater forming the shoreline, while Scott's Head peninsula forms the southern edge. The northern edge is submerged, but nearly reaches the surface, providing dramatic and picturesque topography.

For the adventurous and skilled there is the Martinique Channel to explore. Home to deep water pelagics and massive invertebrate life.

Soufriere Bay
23. Cainfield Tug
55-90ft (17-27m)
Intermediate
24. Champagine
5-90ft (2-27m)
Beginner
25. Pointe Guignard
0-85ft (26m)
Beginner
26. Dangleben's North
10-130ft (3-40m)
Intermediate
27. Dangleben's Pinnacles
25-130ft (8-40m)
Intermediate
28. Coral Gardens South
10-50ft (3-15m)
Intermediate
29. L'Abym (The Deep)
100-130ft (3-40m)
Intermediate
30. La Sorciere (The Sorceress)
10-100ft (3-30m)
Intermediate
31. Soufriere Pinnacles
10-100ft (3-30m)
Beginner
Scott's Head
32. Scott's Head Drop-Off
5-100ft (2-30m)
Intermediate
33. Scott's Head Point
10-90ft (3-27m)
Intermediate
34. Cashacrou (Crater's Edge)
30-90ft (9-27m)
Intermediate
35. Scott's Head Pinnacle
10-80ft (3-24m)
Beginner
36. Swiss Cheese
15-50ft (5-15m)
Intermediate
37. Condo
20-55ft (7-17m)
Intermediate
38. Mountain Top
55-130ft+ (15-40m)
Advanced
Martinique Channel
39. Village
35-130ft (11-40m)
Advanced
40. Suburbs
25-130ft+ (8-40m)
Intermediate
41. Lost Horizons
25-100ft (8-30m)
Intermediate
42. Des Fous
25-130ft+ (8-40m)
Advanced