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Debbie’s Dive 400 and Other Tidbits

We dive today with Eco Divers. The second dive is my 400th dive! The sea creatures must have known it was a special dive as some of my favourites swim by to help celebrate. There is surge here and we rock … Continue reading

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Barbados

We sadly say goodbye to our wonderful friends D&C, hop on a plane and end up in Barbados. We have decided to stay three nights in Barbados to check things out before flying home. We walk today, boy do we … Continue reading

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The Drift Dive that Wasn’t

Our dive master, Cann, tells us that our second dive today is a drift dive. We are going to enter the water at the mooring ball where we are situated from the first dive and drift north to the next … Continue reading

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Crustaceans and Coasts

Today we get a surprise when we go down to the dock to board the dive boat. This is the boat we are using for today, for the four of us! There are four crew so the crew to client … Continue reading

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Emerald Pool

Today we move from mid Island to the south, into the capital of Dominica, Roseau. It takes us until 1:30 to pay up,  check out, drive, check into the hotel and dive shop, buy gas and groceries. After all our … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving, Dominica Style

We have now dove in the north of Dominica (Portsmouth) and mid Island (Salisbury) and there is a different style of diving here than in, say Hawaii or Little Cayman or Virgin Gorda. The expectation here in Dominica is that … Continue reading

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Derelict Auto Repository

After plying the roads around Portsmouth and surrounding area for a few days, we notice an unusual phenomenon. It seems the curbside is a repository for derelict autos. Your van has engine trouble? Can’t get it started again? Leave it … Continue reading

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A Sea of Red

We heard about a gathering to be held on the football pitch a few days ago and have asked around to see what it is all about. Yesterday, red flags started appearing on the telephone poles. Food stalls and a … Continue reading

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Our First Day Diving in Dominica

The slight bit of anxiety on the first dive day never really goes away no matter how many dives we have done. Today is no different. We have a leisurely morning and are at JC Ocean by 8:30. The dive … Continue reading

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First Day on Dominica

Dominica is laid back. It’s the Caribbean after all. Our time in Dominica started last night visiting our hosts, and their friend from Barbados, on the deck of their house. Very relaxed, good conversation and a taste of jelly coconut … Continue reading

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