Commonwealth of Dominica Diving Centres
All diving centres in Dominica are on the Caribbean side of the island. You can hire equipment from them but it is much cheaper if you bring your own. Dominica is a small island so you don't have to restrict yourself to one dive operator and can check out the diving in the different areas.
Offer diving in the North of the island, on the Caribbean side. Owned and run by British couple Helen and Peter Hepp since 2005. Their dive sites are all a short boat trip away. The dive shop is just a 5 minute drive from the jetty. They drive you in the truck, or may pick you up by boat. They have two boats - see the picture below. Helen especially is very helpful and will put you in touch with baby sitters or tour guides if necessary. A PADI Five Star Centre.
Cabrits Dive Centre
Situated on the beach of Salisbury, in the middle of the West coast. Run since 2002 by Harald Zahn who speaks German and English, and his French wife Beatrice who speaks French, English, German, Italian and Spanish. They have two dive boats, one for close-in diving and one for visiting sites further afield like Scotts Head. Offer relaxed diving and an idyllically situated beach bar. The dive centre is on the beach, reached by a steep set of steps down from the road. Very friendly: Harald even let our four-year old go on the boat with us. The place to go if you want uncrowded diving from a palm-fringed setting.
East Carib Dive Ltd
The Beach Bar, The Jetty, Harald and The Short-Distance Boat.
All inclusive resort with its own dive centre.
Sunset Bay Club Hotel
Operate five boats, the smallest with room for 10 divers. One of the bigger dive operators on Dominica.
Castle Comfort Dive Lodge
Operate four boats with room for between 14 and 40 divers. Another of the bigger dive operators.
Anchorage Dive Centre
Dominica's newest dive centre and training facility. They are located in Loubiere village and cater only to small groups. Owned and operated by Billy Lawrence (a PADI/NAUI Instructor), his wife Samantha (together they have 4 kids) and younger brother Weldon (Divemaster/Bartender). They offer daily scuba and snorkelling tours, shore diving and a full range of diving certification, equipment and kayak rental. ALDive also offers services and moorings to the yacht and cruising community. Sea-side Restaurant on site.
ALDive & W.A.T.E.R.Sports Inc.
"Boat and equipment in good condition...well taken care of. HIGH value for dollar. Always safe and well guided. Compared to the others ALDive is the best dive operation on the island, in my opinion, having tried several of the others. "
The southern-most dive centre on Dominica.
Nature Island Dive
"Based in Soufriere so very short boat rides out to dives. We have dived there on 3 holdays. Karen and team can't do enough to help and the team are all competent, and really pleasant. All the diving is excellent. The team are responsive to divers' wants and needs. We had our best ever dive here with Oscar - a night dive of magnificent sights and (safe) adventure! Best dive operator we've dived with - diving is varied and always interesting and no long boat rides to the sites. Karen Moise is the owner/manager and will make every effort to meet all your needs - car hire, accommodation, recommendations, hikes/tours. Would and will dive there again - well organised, good value, great divemasters, small groups, packages, their own accommodation right by the sea, great location in the marine reserve"
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