Roseau, Dominica, August 3rd 2015 – After months of preparation Buddy Dive on Dominica opened for business this weekend. Scuba divers can now experience the service and standards they are used to at Bonaire’s Buddy Dive, on Dominica!
In November 2014 the adventure started with signing a partnership between Buddy Dive and Fort Young Hotel. Now, just over eight months later, Buddy Dive on Dominica is a fact; a new milestone for the Buddy Dive brand.
Remmert Zandstra – COO of Sapias Holding, holding company of Buddy Dive – comments: “It’s always an exciting time to open a new operation. The last week I have been on site to get everything ready for opening together with the team. We have a great team here that is ready to welcome our guests and show them the beauty of Dominica both below and above water.”
Buddy Dive on Dominica will consist of a fully stocked dive retail shop, teaching facilities, rental gear, gear room, rinse tanks and outdoor showers. The operation will offer first class diving; from boat diving at Champagne Reef or Toucari to night diving in the South of the island. The operation also caters for other activities like whale watch tours and sightseeing tours on land.
Niels – Dive Operations Manager – is walking around proudly. Together with the teams on Bonaire and Dominica he prepared everything for this day and now he can finally start running the operation. “We have everything we need! The boat – Batfish Buddy – arrived last week, the dock is finished, our rental room is set-up with BCD’s, fins, masks, dive tanks, wetsuits and anything else you might need on your dive trip and our classroom has all the facilities we need to start teaching courses, although… some decoration might be nice,” Niels said.
Buddy Dive on Dominica will be offering a variety of packages that combine both exploring the above and below water wonders of Dominica. Packages can be customized, so guests can choose exactly what they would like to do during their stay on Dominica. Packages include 7 nights / 8 days accommodation at the Fort Young Hotel, breakfast, airport transfer, boat diving and the marine park fee complemented with the activities of your choice.
About Fort Young Hotel
Fort Young Hotel, Dominica’s leading hotel is ideally located overlooking the ocean on the outskirts of Roseau, the capital of this rugged island in the Eastern Caribbean. The Fort Young’s unique architecture and rich history of the 32 original rooms coupled with the 38 Oceanfront and Deluxe rooms and three suites provide a combination of old world charm and spacious modern luxury. Offering an on-site dive shop, excursion desk, duty free shopping as well as massage & wellness center and conference rooms, the Fort Young Hotel is the perfect getaway for divers and non-divers alike looking for top service, diving and eco-adventure. Guests can dive some of the best reefs in the Caribbean from the private jetty, and trek off into the rainforests that stretch up the hills behind the hotel. Or just relax in a rooftop Jacuzzi, indulged with a spa treatment, or dine on local specialties in the newly refitted seafront restaurant the Palisades, so named since the word describes the original wooden fortifications, which were built on the very same spot as the restaurant’s terrace is today. References to the Fort’s deep connections to Dominica’s history can be found throughout the Fort Young Hotel.
For more information visit www.fortyounghotel.com.
In a region saturated by tourism, Dominica remains one of the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Known as the “Nature Island’ due to its abundance of natural splendors: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls, hot springs, and black and white sand beaches. Much of the island is protected under national parks, one of which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Regarded as one of the top dive destinations in the Caribbean, Dominica is a paradise for explorers and
adventurers, both above ground and underwater. Champaign reef and Scott’s Head drop off are just a couple of the many underwater highlights for divers.
All packages can be booked through Buddy Dive Central Reservations office at:
firstname.lastname@example.org | Toll Free (US/Canada) 1-866-GO-BUDDY | International reservations +599 717 5080 (ext. 524)