Dominica: Paradise Above and Below

Roseau, Dominica

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Mar 16 - 23, 2019
Group size: 5 - 14
Dominica: Paradise Above and Below
Roseau, Dominica

Blue Planet Scuba
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61 reviews

Mar 16 - 23, 2019
Group size: 5 - 14

About this trip

Join us in one of the Caribbean’s best keep secrets! Dominica is absolutely stunning both above water and below: green rainforest-covered mountains drop down to gorgeous pristine reefs. Between the diving, whale watching, hiking and other topside adventures, this is one trip you won’t forget.

Dominica 

Known as “The Nature Island,” Dominica sits midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, just a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. Tropical rainforests cover two thirds of the island and are home to 1,200 plant species. This volcanic island is still actively evolving with continuous geothermal activity.

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 


The underwater topography of Dominica mirrors the beautiful landscape above: massive underwater boulder fields and volcanic craters accompany steep walls and pinnacles, setting the stage for some of the best diving in the Caribbean. And it’s macro heaven! Encounter seahorses, frogfish, flying gurnards and other species rarely found in other Caribbean diving destinations.  Huge stands of coral and sponges are home to golden crinoids with feathery, radiating arms. Batfish, electric rays, Caribbean reef squid, sea snakes and sea urchins add to Dominica’s list of rare undersea inhabitants.

Other Activities

There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. Watch sperm whales swim just off shore, hike through rainforests to swim below waterfalls, relax in natural hot springs and so much more. Experience the rich history and architecture of the capital city, Roseau, full of great restaurants, shopping and the Botanic Gardens.

Fort Young

Set along a serene coastline amidst Roseau, stands Fort Young Hotel, a proud staple of the island’s heritage. This military fort turned gorgeous hotel is right in the heart of Dominica's cultural center, an easy walk to the local market, restaurants and shops. After we're done diving, come back and relax in the infinity pool and jacuzzi, indulge in a spa treatment or partake in a yoga class. 

Travel

You should plan to fly into Dominica's Douglas-Charles (DOM) airport on March 16. From there, it's a one-hour ride to Roseau. You can fly home at any time on March 23.
 

International flights from the U.S. can be tricky -- some U.S. carriers have code share agreements with the local Caribbean airlines so your bags get checked all the way through. However you may find it's less expensive to fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) the day before and then take a local carrier into Dominica. There's also a ferry that runs from Martinique and/or Guadeloupe directly into Roseau. Please email or call the shop before booking your flight!  

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights at Fort Young
    Double or single occupancy available
  • 10 boat dives
    5 days of 2-tank boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Whale watching trip
  • Friday waterfalls tour
  • Full breakfast daily
    At Fort Young
  • Airport transfers
    Round trip transfers from DOM airport
  • Marine park fees
  • Flights
    international flights to Dominica
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Oceanfront Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a room with full bath, walk-through closet, coffee maker, small refrigerator, safety deposit box, etc..  Only rooms with one king bed are available.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1625
Deposit: $500
Oceanfront Room, Single Occupancy
Sold Out

Single occupancy in a room with full bath, walk-through closet, coffee maker, small refrigerator, safety deposit box, etc. Only rooms with one king bed are available. 

 

Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$2375
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Oceanfront Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a room with the same amenities as an Oceanfront room but with an expansive balcony and fully accessible by elevator. Two beds in each room.


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing! 

$1675
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Oceanfront Room, Single Occupancy
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a room with the same amenities as an Oceanfront room but with an expansive balcony and fully accessible by elevator. Two beds in each room.

$2480
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Dominica

Arrive at the DOM airport and transfer across the island to Roseau. Check in to the Fort Young Hotel.

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Reviews

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This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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