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12th Annual Dominica Dive Festival

Whether looking for a little water adventure – on or below the surface – or just a place in the sun, Dominica offers an eco-tourism infra-structure with something for everyone. Scuba diving and snorkeling enable visitors to explore a vibrant underwater world, while kayaking, sailing and deep sea fishing take advantage of the volcanic island’s relationship with the ocean.

The event is scheduled for July 2-9, 2005.

Although Dive Fest has an environmentally-oriented focus, it has widespread appeal due to the variety of planned activities. Barbecues, wine tasting, whale watching, sunset cruises, canoe races and concerts, highlight a diversified agenda which includes free scuba diving and snorkeling lessons. There is an underwater treasure hunt for certified scuba divers, along with kayaking, and the extremely popular Kubuli Carib-Canoe Race, a team competition that has become the Fest’s most popular event. According to The Hon. Charles A. Savarin, Minister for Tourism, Industry & Enterprise Development, “Dive Fest is made possible because of continuing private-sector support. Many of the sponsors have been involved from the very beginning when Dive Fest was established to showcase the incredible marine environment of Dominica. We want to encourage residents, and visitors, to participate in one, or more, of the watersports available.”

Located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Eastern Caribbean, the independent nation of Dominica (pronounced "Dom-in-eek-a") is the largest and most mountainous of the Windward Islands, encompassing an area of nearly 290 square miles. Of volcanic origins with mountains reaching heights of nearly 5,000 feet, rainforests that are considered among the last true island-based rainforests in the world, more than 365 rivers, waterfalls, boiling lakes, and pristine coral reefs, Dominica’s natural diversity is truly unique. Dominica is also home to the last remaining settlement of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean – The Carib Indians.

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Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.