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The Best Dive Spots in Dominica

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Full of healthy reefs and vibrant fish, Dominica’s warm, clean waters are a delight for divers and snorkelers. While most of the island’s top dive sites lie within the extinct volcanic crater of Soufrière-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve, there are also caves to found farther north. For the best underwater visibility, time your dive to the dry season—from mid-December to mid-April.
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Toucari Bay, Dominica
Explore underwater arches, tunnels, and grottos at this north island dive site—one of Dominica’s most popular descents. Here, blackbar soldierfish and glasseye sweepers patrol a sweep of exceptionally healthy hard and soft corals. Make...
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Dominica
Geothermal springs on the ocean floor release curtains of bubbles at one of the world’s most famous and unusual dive sites. Shallow enough for snorkelers and folks new to scuba, this spectacular reef has lavish sea life, from sponges to...
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Soufriere Bay, Dominica
Lovely sea mounts, the Dangleben’s Pinnacles fringe the northern end of a submerged volcanic crater in Soufrière Bay. A large flat reef connects them, sheltering finger corals, large bright sponges, nurse sharks, and schools of...
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Soufriere Bay, Dominica
Two of Dominica’s top scuba sites snuggle together in southwestern Soufrière Bay: La Sorcière (Witches Point) and, just to its north, L’Abym (the Abyss). Both are dramatic wall dives, poised between steep topside cliffs...
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Soufriere Bay, Dominica
This spectacular wall dive starts shallow with long-snout seahorses flitting among the seagrass, then launches into a submerged volcanic crater lined with azure vase sponges. A moderate-level descent, it also includes a swim-through full of...
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Soufriere Bay, Dominica
This famous crater dive spot sits within view of the lovely Soufrière Church, a little over 100 yards offshore. Here, you can drop into a cleft in the reef and emerge into “The Fish Bowl,” which is typically packed with...