Dive Dominica to host first post Hurricane Maria dive event

by: Dominica Vibes News - January 12, 2018
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Aimed at showing the resilience of Dominica’s marine world, Dive Dominica is hosting its first dive event since the passage of Hurricane Maria last September.

Dubbed Reef Dive, the event dive will focus on the coral reefs in the Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve, Arienne Perryman of Dive Dominica told Dominica Vibes on Friday 12 January 2018.

“We’re excited to finally bring our first official scheduled dive back to our local diving population and any foreign divers we have on island,” she said adding, “What we want to do is we want to get our divers out on the reef exploring what’s going on here now.”

She said the dive will show that the reefs were not significantly impacted by the hurricane still possessing much of its beauty.

“Some of the most significant and dramatic driving is to the south…it’s very colourful but dramatic type diving, beautiful reefs, corals, sponges and nurseries available for fish and we want to bring people out on to the reef to see that the reefs are not significantly destroyed or damaged from the hurricane,” she explained.

The event is opened to certified divers she added however persons without any diving experience can be accommodated with aid from an instructor she added.