Fans of the underwater world are invited to experience the Caribbean's longest running diving festival at Dominica's Dive Fest, which takes place from 8th - 17th July 2011.
Dominica boasts one of the most fascinating diving experiences in the Caribbean, with thriving healthy reefs covered in colourful sponges. Seahorses, frogfish, flying gurnards and scorpion fish are commonly spotted in Dominica's waters but are rarely seen around other Caribbean islands. Its coast is varied in terms of diving, with steep 6,000ft drop-off walls, beautifully coloured coral, Champagne snorkelling and craters.
Organised by the Dominica Watersports Association (DWA), Dive Fest aims to raise awareness about the diving opportunities and unique marine life in Dominica, as well as bringing scuba diving to a wider audience.
Experienced and beginner divers are invited to take part, with a number of taster sessions available throughout the week for both adults and children. Some of these sessions are free of charge or at a considerably reduced rate.
Alongside the scuba diving there will be a number of other activities, including a whale watching excursion, a children's treasure hunt, beach parties, the annual and hotly contested Kubuli Carib canoe race, and the climax to Dive Fest, the Soufriere Kubuli beach party on 17th July.
Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-ee-ka) is a spectacular green island of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and rushing rivers in the Eastern Caribbean, lying south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique.
For more information on Dive Fest, please visit the Dominica Watersports Association website at www.dominicawatersports.com.