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Cabrits
The Cabrits dive sites is in fact several sites, Cabrits South and West are both beautiful reefs dropping off sharply to sandy bottom at 155 and 110 ft respectively and third site further to the south drops off to below 185ft. These sites often have currents and offer spectacular drift over barrel sponges and schools of Creole fish.

Pinard
Pinard has impressive pinnacle within which is a tunnel r roughly 300 feet long. Reef fish are so abundant that the view is one of constant motion and color.

Cottage Point
One of Dominica’s Wreck sites can be found at Cottage Point. The remains of a 18th Century wreck lie in 15 to 35 feet links of chain have survived over hundreds of years and lie scattered over the area.

Douglas Point
Douglas Point offers more than one dive site. At the southern end is a wonderful canyon and tunnel covered in corals and sponges. The western end goes to 100 feet and is an area where flamingo tongue snails are bountiful, Douglas Point wall, a third site, drops off to 50 feet then slopes down to 180 feet. One often sees lobster and large reef fish including barracuda and cero mackerel at these sites, Impressive and curious fish which will come to within a few feet of your before continuing along the reef or back out to the blue.

Pointe Ronde & the Craters

Point Ronde and the Craters have very gently sloping reef in excellent health showing vibrant colours and marine life in abundance. The latter site starts off around 70 feet and on reaching the craters the reef drops abruptly to 92 and 120 feet. The bottom of these impressive craters is sand marked by curious small holes from which occasional streams of bubbles escape. If the hand is placed on this sand it is warm to the touch, dig beneath the surface and beware it will burn.

L’abym (la sourcier)
In the southern corner one can float 30ft off the wall, a truly impressive site. If you can tear you eyes off the topography one can usually find seahorses, scorpion fish and often spot turtles or solitary barracuda. The most unusual thing about this dive is that although it is a massive wall it is suitable for all levels

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