News Flash - 12th June, 2008
The Government of Dominica will no longer support those who want
to return to the days of commercial whaling. This bold new direction,
that those in tourism have been advocating, is great news for
"The Nature Island of the Caribbean!"
For the full story of this great news please visit this link:
We will be releasing a press statement tomorrow Friday, June
- Dive Fest 2008 is scheduled for July 11th to 20th, 2008
- Visit our Dive Fest page for details.
Dominica Receives Scuba Diving Awards
- See Press Releases below.
Once again we have been recognized as having some of the regions
premium diving. Notable this year was that for the first time
we won the category of Macro!!
2007 Reader's Choice Awards
DOMINICA RECOGNIZED ONCE AGAIN FOR ITS SITES UNDER THE SEA
- Scuba Diving Readers Honor Dominica with 5 Awards in Recognition
of its Underwater Attractions -
Roseau, Dominica – (November 30, 2006) - The island
of Dominica was officially recognized as one of the top dive destinations
in the Caribbean when readers of Scuba Diving magazine voted Dominica
the #2 destination overall in the Caribbean/Atlantic category
in the 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards, up from #3 for the previous
In addition to earning the #2 overall destination in its category,
the island earned an additional 4 awards for a total of 5 awards
this year. Dominica was also selected as the #1 destination for
Top Marine Life and Top Small Animal Encounters and #3 for Healthiest
Marine Environment and Top Destinations for Underwater Photography
in the Caribbean/Atlantic category.
The Reader's Choice Awards are based on input by more than 4,500
Scuba Diving magazine subscribers and web users who rated their
dive experiences on a scale of one to five. The final ranking
was a result of the number of ‘fours’ and ‘fives’
received by each destination. A complete list of 2007 Awards recipients
is featured in the January/February 2007 issue of Scuba Diving
Dominica Receives Scuba Diving Awards -
2005 Reader's Choice Award from Scuba Diving Magazine
Dominica was named the best dive destination for seeing Small
Animals in the Caribbean/Atlantic.
Dominica was named as one of the top two destinations for marine
life and underwater photography and was one of the top three
dive destinations overall.
Press Release: 14 April, 2005
Roseau, Dominica The Dominica Watersports Association,
in collaboration with the Dominica Youth Development Division,
and the National Development Corporation is currently undertaking
a pilot project that is the first of its kind in the world. We
have accepted 23 students into a training program called "
Dominica Marine Tour Guide Training Program". This program
will take these young Dominicans and train them over a period
of 4 months to have internationally accepted qualifications that
will enable them to get jobs in tourism either in Dominica or
elsewhere. These skills will include CPR, certified tour Guide,
International Able Bodied Seaman, computer and social skills,
and full dive training from Open water through Divemaster. The
presentation of the certificates will be done at Dive Fest and
we hope to have all our major sponsors, like, CPEC, CPEC and NISE
For more details, visit our Training page.