The competition, training, courses, and camps take place inside the scenic Soufriere/Scott’s Head Marine Reserve. This is the place to achieve your potential!
Dominica is aptly named the Caribbean’s Nature Island. Spectacular views of the rain forest, mountains, and ocean await you! There are dozens of waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and pools (some thermal), as well as world-class hiking trails, dive sites, and more!
A few of our favourites include: Emerald Pool, Titou Gorge, The Cathedral, Freshwater and Boeri Lakes, Victoria Falls, Trafalgar Falls, Wavine Cirique Falls, Boiling Lake, Champagne Reef, Scott’s Head Peninsula, L’Abym Wall, whale watching, hiking, and canyoning.
Getting to Dominica
|Main airport:||Douglas Charles (formerly Melville Hall); airport code DOM|
|Local airlines:||LIAT, Air Antilles, interCaribbean Airways, Silver Airways|
|Local ferries:||L’Express des îles, Val Ferry|
|Tip:||Booking flights separately (e.g.: Miami-Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico-Dominica) will often save you money!|
From the U.K. and Europe:
Check direct flights from London to Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia. From there, it is just a 40-minute hop across to Dominica. From St. Lucia, you can take L’Express des îles or Val Ferry across. There are also direct flights to St. Maarten from the Netherlands, and local flights from there to Dominica.
From France, there are direct flights into the neighbouring islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Check with LEVEL for budget flights. From Martinique or Guadeloupe, it is just a short local flight or a ferry ride (L’Express des îles or Val Ferry).
From North, Central, and South America:
Flights via Puerto Rico’s San Juan airport (SJO) are often the most economical. There are also direct flights to Martinique and Guadeloupe from New York. From Canada, there are direct flights to Antigua, Martinique, and Guadeloupe out of Toronto and Montreal.
We recommend flying via the USA and then via Puerto Rico.
There are options to suit most budgets in both Soufiere and Scott’s Head, as well as the south side of the capital city, Roseau. You can find apartments, eco-cottages, hotels, shared houses, and camping!
Nestled in the Soufriere valley just a five-minute walk from natural thermal springs, Soufriere Guesthouse has wifi, a large balcony with hammocks, space for stretching/yoga, and a full shared kitchen. Private rooms and shared dorms (budget option) available. Owned and run by freedivers!
Rodney’s Wellness Retreat
This beautiful campground has wifi, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tropical garden, and plenty of space for stretching/yoga.
Car Rental & Transportation
Though a car isn’t completely necessary, we highly recommend renting/sharing a vehicle to get to many of the great attractions on the island! Valley Car Rentals offers discounted rates for athletes and crew.
Many apartments are walking distance to the dive site. There is regular public transportation between Scott’s Head, Soufriere, and the capital city, Roseau.
There are local mini marts where you can buy basics in both Soufriere and Scott’s Head. Bigger supermarkets in Roseau carry most of what you’ll need! Try Fresh Market, Astaphan’s, and Whitchurch IGA. There is also a fruit and vegetable market near the bay front in Roseau. Fruits, veggies, coconuts, and coconut water can also be found at roadside stalls, and fresh fish can be bought from the local fishermen in Soufriere and Scott’s Head!
There are local restaurants serving great, reasonably-priced post-dive meals for all diets. Take-away orders can also be arranged in advance.