Discover Dominica Authority launched a new dive video during the Long Beach Scuba Show in Southern California, held on 23-24 June. The video was shot a few months after Hurricane Maria, and it features great underwater footage of vibrant, healthy and colourful reefs. While some of the shallow reefs above 12m suffered damage, many of those below 12m remained intact, as many of Dominica’s dive sites were protected by their deep waters.
“We are excited about the new dive video, which displays the thriving dive product currently available in Dominica and which complements our other dive marketing initiatives to assist the destination to increase dive awareness,” said Discover Dominica CEO Colin Piper. The dive product continues to be one of the island’s unique selling points, as it provides great diving experiences which have resulted in several accolades for the destination.
The annual dive festival, Dive Fest 2018, is scheduled for 6-15 July 2018. The Dominica Watersport Association has compiled a cadre of ocean-based activities which will provide another great year of dive fest fun, frolics and underwater experiences. Activities include water park adventures, whale watching, clean-up underwater dives and the ever-popular Discover Scuba on the beach and Kubuli family fun day. Divers are welcome to visit and join the fun as part of the Rediscover Dominica Dive effort.
Dive Voluntourism has also been heavily promoted during the past months, with Cabrits Dive launching a Dive Voluntourism package inviting divers to visit Dominica to assist with reef clean-up shortly after the passage of the hurricane.
Currently seven dive operators are operational and opened for business, while others continue to work towards reopening and enhancing their product offering.