Dominica, known as the “Nature Island”, has a picturesque landscape of tropical rainforests, rivers, and waterfalls as well as boiling pools and geysers. Dominica’s volcanic activity and unique geothermal properties contribute to some of the island's most unique features - like Champagne Reef, a warm, shallow dive site that gets its name from the many bubbles emerging from the ocean floor. Surveyors on past REEF Trips to this location have recorded interesting species like Stippled Spoon-nosed Eels, Pipefish, Bluespotted Cornetfish and Cardinal Soldierfish, and we look forward to seeing surprises await on our next trip to this well-loved dive location.
Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!
Pricing: $1,595 per diver based on double occupancy in an oceanfront room. Single occupancy is also available by request - please inquire with REEF Trips (trips@REEF.org) for more information.
Accommodations: Participants will be accommodated in oceanfront rooms at Fort Young Hotel. All rooms are air-conditioned and have 1 king or 2 double beds, mini fridge, coffee maker, flatscreen TV, desk, and safe.
Diving: The trip package includes 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, starting the morning of Sunday, June 21, and ending Thursday, June 25. Optional Nitrox is available for $100 per person and must be requested in advance. The average water temperature in Dominica in June is 83 degrees F.
Price Includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, daily breakfast, round-trip transfers from Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica, marine park fees, hotel taxes, tanks and weights.
REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and REEF survey materials. The REEF Program Fee applies to all individuals over the age of 18. It is also applicable to minors under 18 who occupy a space on the dive boat.
Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights and associated travel to and from Dominica, optional Nitrox available for $100 (must be requested in advance), additional dives outside of the package inclusions, optional rental gear, and meals other than breakfast. Gratuities are not included in the trip package and are at each individual's discretion.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.
About the Trip Leader: Amy Lee is REEF's Trips Program and Communications Manager. She organizes REEF's annual schedule of worldwide citizen science dive trips, and also oversees REEF's communications and seasonal fundraising campaigns. She a member of REEF's Advanced Assessment Team in the Tropical Western Atlantic region, and has also surveyed in the Central Indo-Pacific, Tropical Eastern Pacific, California, and Northeast US and Canada.
How to Sign Up: To reserve your space or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. A $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM), arriving on Saturday, June 20, and departing on Saturday, June 27. Participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel for participants. After booking travel, you will be asked to provide your flight details to REEF.
Passports, Documentation and Visas: Visitors to Dominica are required to have a valid passport with one blank page. U.S. citizens visiting Dominica for less than 6 months do not need a visa, however residents of certain countries may need a valid visa to enter the country. Please consult the appropriate embassy about requirements for visiting Dominica.
Transfers: Transfers are included in the trip package. Guests will be picked up at the Douglas-Charles Airport upon arrival, and transferred to Fort Young Hotel, about a one hour and twenty minute ride.