There are maybe a hundred different things you can do in Dominica; especially if you’re looking for an adventure vacation. And not the typical Caribbean Vacations advertised on television, where you lounge on a beach chair for the entire day – drinking tropical cocktails.
And if that’s your of the perfect Caribbean Vacation – then Dominica can offer that too. But, if you’re a someone who likes a little adventure, and you’re big of Pirates Of The Caribbean Movies – then an Indian River Tour is a must do. Some of the scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest were filmed at Indian River.
When you do decide to take the Indian River Tour, just be sure to hire an experienced guide that is able to describe the many types of wildlife and plant life along the swampy river bank. Enjoy!
Dominica is an island of nature with incredible features. Its location on the eastern Caribbean Sea makes it ideal for exploring the wonderful scenery. The terrain is spectacular with a large area covered in rain forest, waterfalls, streams, and rivers.
This gives this area an impressive capture of nature. The bottom of the sea is just as beautiful as the land above. The western shores experience calm waters that make it ideal for beginners to dive in.
If you want to experience the thrill and amazement of the outdoors, then you should dive into Dominica Island. You get the chance to discover beauty through an excursion to the deeper waters.
Here are some of the many stunning features that will compel you to dive into Dominica Island. These include:
Dominica Island features an underworld that is full of magical exploration and adventures. The world underneath will give you a mixture of excitement and amusement. You will encounter beautiful creatures such as seahorses, flying gurnards, Creole wrasse, and many other incredible beings. Most of these creatures are rarely seen in other Caribbean diving sites except in Dominica. The existence of enormous coral reefs and sponge harbors other rare creatures such as golden crinoids, Caribbean reef squid, sea urchins, and sea snakes. All these add up to the exceptional inhabitants of Dominica Island.
Undersea volcanoes give Dominica Island an impressive underwater landscape. The lava flow from these volcanoes forms craters, vertical walls, and gulfs. These geothermal occurrences give the water below a rise in temperature making it warm. The seabed is entirely warm, and you can feel it through touch. You may also swim through these vents and caves formed by volcanoes.
The submarine topography gives a reflection of the landscape above the ground. Features such as canyons and cliffs go deeper below to offer a good stage for diving. Additional pinnacles, boulder fields, and craters also offer a good point of a breathtaking dive.
The Dominica Water Association hosts an annual dive fest in early July. This is an amazing chance to enjoy diving and other marvelous events in Dominica. Some of the major events include special dive packages, whale watching, snorkeling picnics, photography, and many others. You also get the chance to interact with other divers from across the world.
Plenty of Dive Sites
Dominica Island contain many unique and attractive dive sites. These sites include Soufriere Pinnacle in the southern part of L’Abym, Point Break in the northern tip of the Island, Whale shark reef in the south of Great Savanne, and many others. This gives you an opportunity to experience a range of dive experiences in different regions. These sites also have dive operators to help you with your dive guide and safety.
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9 Facts you might not know about Dominica
On Dominica-weekly.com, we have tried to give you an in depth insight into our island home of Dominica, with the most comprehensive information on what to expect from a holiday here on the nature island of the Dominica. For those of you who have visited the island before then we thought you might enjoy some facts about Dominica. Also, if you're one of the many persons considering an adventure vacation on our island you might these facts very interesting, and included into your vacation itinerary. Here they are:
Dominica was ranked the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a 2006 Happy Planet Index by the British tank New Economic Foundation.
Over the past few years, Dominica has earned the reputation as one of the top five dive destinations in the world and has consistently top scored in the SCUBA DIVING Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards for Top Macro Life, Dive Destination, Healthy Environment and Underwater Photography among other categories.
Dominica recently earned a new title, of "Whale Watching Capital of the Caribbean," and name one of the top ten Whale-Watching destinations in the world. Dominica is the only country in the world where the Sperm Whale resides all year long, although sightings are most common between November and March.
Four national parks, two Marine Reserves and the only Natural World Heritage site in the Eastern Caribbean as inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List are on Dominica Island. For example the Morne Trois Pitons National Park - Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features of great scientific interest in this national park centred on the high volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons.
Dominica's Boiling Lake is the second largest of its kind in the world, after that at Rotorua in New Zealand's north island. It occurs at an altitude of 2,500 feet and is situated in Dominica's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dominica has received Benchmark designation as a Green Globe Destination for the third time (2004-2006) in a row from the prestigious eco-tourism organization, Green Globe 21.
Dominica is one of the only two islands in the Caribbean which still has a population of the early indigenous Carib Indians today: approximately 2208 Kalinagos, the remaining survivors of the first inhabitants of the island.
Dominica is every film-maker's paradise, just ask the produces Disney's of Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest and 3: At Word's End.