Gus – Buddy Dive master and Captain – says: “I’m diving here now for over 20 years and I am glad not even a storm like this can destroy these beautiful reefs. The visibility was a little less because of the rivers, but almost back to normal now. We are ready for the season and everybody is welcome to Dominica.”
Thursday September 10th 2015, a memorable day as we went out together with the Dutch Marines on our first reconnaissance dive mission after Tropical Storm Erika, to see if the storm did any damage to our beautiful reefs.
The first dives were on the Atlantic side of the island; visibility here is not great yet, but no damages were discovered on the dive sites.
Visibility in the Marine park on the south side of the island is already much better and as expected the reefs are in the same condition as 3 weeks ago and no damage was found.
Our final stop – Champagne Reef – is currently only accessible by boat as the boardwalk is damaged, but diving at the reef was as great as before. The thousands of warm bubbles still gave us the feeling of swimming through a giant glass of Champagne!
As images say more than a 1.000 words we are happy to show the world the beautiful reefs of Dominica after Erika. A big thank you to the Dutch Marines for this successful mission and bringing facts to light.
Dominica is open for business!
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