Situated between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is bordered on the east by the vast and beautiful Atlantic Ocean and on the West by the calm and romantic Caribbean.
One of the youngest islands in the Caribbean, Dominica was where Christopher Columbus first landed on his second trip to the Caribbean.
From its majestic peak to the ocean floor, Dominica is known for its rugged terrain, volcanic activity, pristine coral reef, the abundance and diversity of marine life and its untouched tropical rainforests and over 364 rivers and 200 waterfalls.
Dominica prides itself on its natural beauty and is recognized as one of the premier eco-tourism destinations in the world. Much of the island is protected by an extensive natural park system and marine reserve.
The island’s rich culture, abundant natural resources and diversity of wild life appeals to those seeking discovery, adventure and magnificient scenery.
It is a scuba diver’s wonderland, a hiker’s dream, and a year-round haven for whales and dolphins. Dominica is also well known for the last remaining tribe of original Caribbean inhabitants, the Carib Indians.
Dominican Republic Hotels
Picard Beach Cottage Resort is a beach front property located on Picard Estate, 5 minutes walk from Cabrits Dive Centre and just half a mile from Portsmouth. Set in a tropical garden, within the old Picard coconut estate. Le Flambeau Restaurant and Bar is on site. It is an informal and relaxing place to enjoy the sea, sand, sun and delicious meals.
Diving in Dominica
Cabrits Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and the only dive operation located on the north western end of Dominica. Their unique location means that you will dive unhindered by other groups, leaving you with a sense of true discovery. The diving team helps foster this experience by keeping dive groups small. Dive Centre is ideally situated just a few hundred feet away from the beautiful and historic Prince Rupert Bay. Most of the dive sites are located within a short and scenic boat ride from shore. Daily schedule includes a two tank dive trip in the morning and a single tank dive in the afternoon.