created Dive Fest in order to give Dominicans a fun and educational way to
learn more about scuba diving. Through its Discover Scuba, Discover
Scuba Diving and Discover Snorkelling programs, children and adults
can take the plunge and experience diving first hand.
Education about the marine environment is an important
part of Dive Fest. In past years, school children have attended
slide shows on marine life and participated in lectures about marine
ecology, and taken boat tours of the Soufriere Scott's Head
Dive Fest provides fun for everyone...
- Athletic events such as Swimming Races, Kayaking Races, and Pwi Pwi Races have all been a part of Dive Fest over the years. The most famous event is the Kubuli Canoe Race where teams of four compete in traditional fishing boats. The grand finale is held in Soufriere each year on the final day of Dive Fest. You don't want to miss it!
- Family events such as the Beach Bar-B-Qs, the "Jing Ping
Ting" (an evening of good food, good fun, and dancing to
traditional Jing Ping Music), the Kids Snorkel Treasure Hunt, and Family Fun Day with Turtle Hatchlings are also part of the event.
- Of course, there's plenty of Scuba Diving!
Free lessons and discounted rates for making a real
dive. Try out new Diver products (cameras, masks)
- Discounted Whale Watching Tours - experience the 90% success rate of Whale & Dolphin tours in Dominica.
Special Dive Fest Vacation Packages for visitors. Visit the DWA's website for details.
Contact a participating dive centre for more information.
Click here for the Dive Centres
listed on a virtual Dominica.
Victorious Kubuli Boat!