4 Must Dive Sites in Dominica

Dominica is diver’s paradise. Its beautiful underwater topography contains a wealth of sites with healthy reefs, bright colors and a myriad of macro life. With its volcanic structure and its location at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Dominica offers divers walls, pinnacles, swim-through caves and a wide variety of marine life attracted by the nutrients the currents stir up. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more appealing destination.

While many divers are prone to explore the south western shores of Dominica, the north western end offers a magnificent variety of unspoiled underwater beauty. Here are four must dive sites located in the pristine waters of the north western shores of Dominica.

1. Shark's Mouth

Shark's Mouth is the southernmost of the Cabrits sites but you most likely won't find sharks.
Shark's Mouth is the southernmost of the Cabrits sites but you most likely won't find sharks.

Named for the huge barrel sponges that look like shark’s mouths! A delightful mixture of soft and hard corals & many brightly colored sponges which covers the sharply descending slope. 

  • Time to Site: 5 minutes from Cabrits Dive Center
  • Level: Easy to Advanced
  • Depth: 15ft – 120ft

2. Toucari Caves

Situated in the center of Douglas Bay, this healthy reef is stunning showcase of variety in color and marine life.
Situated in the center of Douglas Bay, this healthy reef is stunning showcase of variety in color and marine life.

Possibly the most beautiful dive in Dominica, if not the Caribbean. Incredible healthy reef, a beautiful cave, coral archways to swim under, bubbles rising from the reef floor and fish everywhere.

  • Time to Site: 15 minutes from Cabrits Dive Center
  • Level: Easy to Advanced
  • Depth: 30ft – 100ft

3. Five Finger Rock

The site is named for rocks that look like a hand and knuckles sticking out in the water and attracts spotted eagle rays and turtles in the mild current.
The site is named for rocks that look like a hand and knuckles sticking out in the water and attracts spotted eagle rays and turtles in the mild current.

Named for a huge boulder that tumbled down the mountainside 1000s of years ago & now has a hand like formation. Like an iceberg, you can see the top of the rock breaking the surface, but that is only 9/10ths of what lies under the sea. This is a great spot for spotted eagle ray sightings. 

  • Time to Site: 10 minutes from Cabrits Dive Center
  • Level: Easy to Advanced
  • Depth: 15ft – 90ft
Located under the Cabrits Cruise ship jetty, this site is home to all sorts of marine life and hidden treasures.
Located under the Cabrits Cruise ship jetty, this site is home to all sorts of marine life and hidden treasures.

4. Pole to Pole

Located under the Cabrits Cruise Ship Dock, regularly features some of the rarest critters (Seahorses, Batfish, Flying Gurnards, Sand Eels, etc.) all set against a background of towering wooden poles which are covered in sponges. Amazing in the day & incredible as a night dive.  Voted 1 of 7 Top Pier Dives by Scuba Diving Magazine in 2010!

  • Time to Site: 6 minutes from Cabrits Dive Center
  • Level: Easy
  • Depth: 15ft – 45ft

 

Excited to check these sites out for yourself? The PADI 5-Star Certified, Cabrits Dive Center is uniquely located in the heart of the action and work with us to take you to these and many other exquisite dive sites. To make arrangements that include your accommodation, airfare, transfers, diving and more, give us a call at 800-329-9989 or shoot us a message to sales@caradonna.com.