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Dive Review of Dive Dominica/Fort Young Hotel in
Dominica/Roseau

Dive Dominica/Fort Young Hotel: "Dominica, again", Jan, 2022,

by Bobby Munno, NY, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 11915.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We were in Dominica in 2010 and had a very nice dive visit. We stayed in Castle Comfort, a hotel & dive shop run by a Sister & Brother team south of the capital. While we had a nice time, during that visit I promised myself I'd stay in Fort Young Hotel if ever I returned. We got our chance to return recently as a default destination due to COVID travel restrictions, stayed in Fort Young and again dove with Dive Dominica. The hotel was superior and our return to Dive Dominica was better than that. Beyond the economic damages caused by the COVID lockdowns, Hurricane Maria's damages were all too evident. Dominica is indeed slow to repair the storm damages and derelict properties abound, even in downtown Roseau, the nation's capital. Dive Dominica is owned & superbly operated by Daniel with Irwin as my favorite Captain, Brenton a great Divemaster and Brad manning the FYH shop. While finding an open restaurant proved to be a challenge, we had a great meal at Stinger's Pub & Restaurant which included lionfish ceviche and chicken skewers all washed down with chilly beers & potent rum punch! great diving on the Nature Island!
Websites Dive Dominica   Fort Young Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, BK, Bonaire, Cabo, Cancun, Carriacou, Caymans, Cozumel, St Croix, Curacao, Dominica, St Eustatius, FL, Grenada, HI, St Helena, Iceland, Jamaica, LI, St Lucia, Mntsrrat, Palau, PA, Philippines, Roatan, Saba, Tobago, Turks&Caicos, Utila, St Vincent, Yucatan cenotes
Closest Airport DOM Getting There AA connection through MIA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 81-100 Ft/ 25-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions not really
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Multiple seahorses on one dive. Batfish off the FYH pier at night. Huge barracudas. Resident Sperm Whales singing in the background. Great UWP opportunities!
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