March 25, 2023 -
 April 1, 2023

Dominica

Volcanic Dive Adventure

 

Where we are diving

Just 400 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico and situated between the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique lies Dominica. The island is of volcanic formation and has mountain ranges that span from one end of the island to the other. The jungle typography will blow you away. 

Below ground, you will find some of the healthiest reef systems in the Caribbean. The waters are calm and are home to a diverse set of landscapes that feature fumaroles, high walls and natural hot springs.

Dominica is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with sperm whales. And if you’re lucky you’ll spot seahorses, turtles and dolphins.

Some of the most popular dive sites include Champagne Reef and L’Abym. Champagne Reef is a great place to experience volcanic activity including warm bubbling waters. At L’Abym stand a steep wall and submerged volcanic crater.

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Photo credit: Jungle Bay Dominica

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Trip Leaders

Connor Hendricks

Mary Stanford, Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor

Mary has been diving for 36 years and feels like she “can’t live without it.” She has been an active instructor for 28 years and loves teaching scuba. Mary and her husband, Dwain, have owned and operated Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop in Columbia, Missouri for 36 years, has introduced thousands of people to scuba and has conducted close to 100 escorted diving trips to the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. Her boundless energy comes from a passion for introducing new divers to the beauty of being underwater and “getting them hooked on not just getting certified, but becoming a diver.”
Connor Hendricks

Dwain Gardner, Assistant Instructor Trainer

Dwain took his first scuba class when he was 19 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After the first day of scuba class, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. For four and a half years, Dwain helped teach a course at the University of Missouri, then continued to teach scuba and managed several dive stores before starting Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop 36 years ago. Now, 42 years after that first scuba class, Dwain enjoys giving newcomers the same inspiring experience he had in his first lesson, teaching beginning students and helping over 2,000 divers become certified.

Top reasons you should travel with us to Dominica!

1. Healthy reef systems- unlike many Caribbean islands, Dominica isn’t sprawling with crowded tourist beaches and divers don’t frequent as often as other islands.

2. Environmentally friendly- Dominica recently banned all single-use plastics from the island and has become more self-sufficient by developing their own geothermal energy sources.

3. Swim with sperm whales- There is a group of sperm whales that live off the shores of Dominica all year long, and they stay pretty close to the surface giving you a great opportunity to see them.

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Photo credit: Jungle Bay Dominica

Villa Details

Where we are staying

Staying at Jungle Bay is an adventure and wellness trip all in one. Your private hideaway is set in a tropical forest overlooking the marine sanctuary of Scotts Head and Soufriere. It’s the perfect spot to unplug from everything, as you reconnect to yourself, one another and nature.

Sustainably designed in harmony with nature, Jungle Bay villas feature decor from local artisans and welcome an authentic ambiance. You can relax by the spa, unwind with yoga or strap on your hiking boots for an adventure through the jungle. There is no wrong choice.

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Photo credit: Jungle Bay Dominica

Learn more about the accommodations from the villa website.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground only

Villa Room

  • Double diver: $3,280
  • Double non-diver: $3,280
  • Single diver: $4,160
  • Single non-diver: $4,160

Private Villa

  • Double diver: $3,810
  • Double non-diver: $3,810
  • Single diver: $5,310
  • Single non-diver: $5,310

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
  • 2nd deposit: $750 due December 2, 2022
  • Full balance: Due February 3, 2023
  • Pre-trip meeting: February 12, 2023 at noon

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Recommended courses

  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Navigation

Recommended equipment

  • Sea Dragon 900 flashlight
  • SeaLife micro 3

What’s included

Diver package

  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to airport/port (DOM/DCF)
  • All meals
  • 5 x 2-tank dives
  • 2 x 1-tank dives 
  • 7 x round trip transfer to/from dive operation and Jungle Bay
  • 1 scheduled excursion/activity 
  • 1 half-hour spa treatment for persons 12+ (may swap this for a second activity if you prefer)
  • Government VAT: 10% on accommodation and 15% on other package charges

Non-diver package

  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to airport/port (DOM/DCF)
  • All meals
  • 6 days of scheduled excursions/activities
  • 3 half-hour spa treatments for persons 12+
  • Government VAT: 10% on accommodation and 15% on other package charges

What’s not included

What prior travelers say

“Diventures is a great organization. Our first trip with them was spectacular. They handled all of the boring parts of travel and left the fun parts to us. I truly felt that they went above what was expected in resolving the unexpected.”

Know Before
You Go

Passport Validity

Must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of trip and a return ticket is required. No Visa is needed at this time.

Electricity

In Dominica the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You cannot use your electric appliances in Dominica without a voltage converter.

Money

The official currency of Dominica is the Eastern Caribbean dollar; however, the US dollar is equally accepted (1 US dollars = approx. 2.68 EC dollars). Credit Cards may be accepted in major town centers, such as Portsmouth and Roseau, however, we recommend carrying Eastern Caribbean dollars or US dollars in small bills while traveling around the island. Jungle Bay, accepts all major credit cards as well as cash in the form of US, EC or Euros.

Dress Code

Dress at Jungle Bay’s restaurant is island casual with everyone generally keeping to comfortable clothing. Ladies will not want to wear high heels as the trails are a bit uneven.

Language

English is the official language.

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