Dive Fest is in Nearly Here!

June 29, 2011

Catch all the Dive Fest 2011  action on our Facebook page!

Dive Fest 2010 ~ Set to begin!

July 2, 2010

Dive Fest 2010The DWA’s 17th Annual Dive Fest will begin on July 9th, 2010 at 6 pm at the Fort Young Hotel. The Happy Hour event is the traditional kick-off to Dive Fest.

Saturday, July 10th features the Discover Scuba Event at the Anchorage Hotel, where you can take a dive AND meet the Scuba Radio Mermaids.

Sunday July 12th through Thursday July 15th puts the spotlight on Sea Life Cameras and gives you a chance to experiment with underwater photography.

The “Jing Ping Ting” has returned this year and will take place on Thursday July 15th at the Evergreen Hotel.

Friday, July 16th is the Photo Exhibition & Happy Hour at the Anchorage Hotel where you can see all the great pictures that have been taken throughout the week.

Then it’s on to a fun-filled Saturday, July 17th with more Scuba Diving, Whale Watching Trips, the Kids Snorkel Treasure Hunt and more.

The Grand Finale, as always, takes place on the final Sunday, July 18th at Soufriere with the famous Kubuli Carib Canoe Race.

Newly certified kids with the Mermaids

Pirates Wine and Cheese Cruise

July 25, 2009

A week late due to bad weather over the final weekend of Dive Fest the Pirate Wine and Cheese Cruise was a perfect send off to Dive Fest 2009. A good size crowd enjoyed a sample of excellent wines and cheeses on Board “Stingray” from Dive Dominica. DJ Jeffers had the crowd dancing to some classic beats and without a doubt the night was a great success. Perfect weather and starry skies, good company and conversations as we headed down to Scotts Head before turning around.  Many thanks to the staff at Pirates who served the crowd with charm and good humour and also to Captain Dan and the staff of Dive Dominica. Personally I got to enjoy a wine and cheese cruise for the first time in years as there was no Dive Fest event the next day!

Kubuli Canoe Race

July 20, 2009

Despite a huge Caribbean-wide weather depression the weather held off and the ocasional showers did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.  While fewer corporate teams showed up for the actual races, by sunset the crowd  was huge and Club DVD kept them dancing till late. Cars were parked halfway to Scotts Head on the new seawall and traffic was not a problem with the new system. Congratulations to Dominica Coconut Products for winning this years Kubuli Canoe Races!! And To Kubuli for taking second place and CCP for third place.

“Pirates”Wine and Cheese cruise” postponed

July 19, 2009

Due to inclement weather on Saturday night the wine and cheese cruise was postpponed to next Friday night, July 24th.  That gives you more time to get your tickets!!!

Congratulations to the winner of DIve Fest 2009 Sealife Camera Competition.

July 18, 2009

Wow! With the new Sealife DC1000 camera, good visibility and healthy reefs it is amazing what even novice divers can do.  After 3500 photos were sorted to about 100 contenders for the slide show, then final 10 and top three. Congratulations to Karen Anderson for her photo of wrasse predating damselfish eggs. Karen wins the complete Sealife DC1000 Pro Kit with Camera, housing, Wide angle and strobe.

1st place to Karen Anderson! Congratulations!

1st place to Karen Anderson! Congratulations!

Second place goes to Agne Marudinaite for this excellent wide angle shot that really made maximum use of one strobe to light the scene. Agne wins a Selife Camera DC1000

2nd place Agnes Marudiniate.

2nd place Agnes Marudiniate.

Third place goes to Sheena Toor for this wide angle shot with diver as background. She wins a canyoning adventure for two from sponsor Extreme Dominica, and lunch for 2 at Corner House Cafe in Roseau.

3rd Place goes to Sheena Toor for this wide angle with diver.

3rd Place goes to Sheena Toor for this wide angle with diver.

Honourable mention goes to Lise Van De Camp for this excellently timed photograph of her husband backrolling into the sea.

Honourable Mention goes to Lise Van De Camp

Honourable Mention goes to Lise Van De Camp

Mermaids like clean water.

July 17, 2009

We had heard that one of the main reasons the mermaids were coming to check out Dominica was because our offshore waters, lakes and rivers have such pure water.  Like seahorses they are very particular to a healthy environment.  We believe that this has now been confirmed  with this authenticated photographic evidence. We all know the cleanest best tasting water is Loubiere Spring Water, need any more proof! Man I’m thirsty!

Mermaids enjoy a Loubiere Spring Water break.

Mermaids enjoy a Loubiere Spring Water break.