Freediving in the Nature Isle Dominica

Freediving in Dominica

What is freediving? Freediving is an underwater sports activity in which you do not use any breathing apparatus – only your lungs!




Congratulations to Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe!

On July 5th, 2017, Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe has set a new CMAS Freediving World Record of 83.1m in Bi-Fins Constant Weight on the island of Dominica in Soufriere!  Setting a depth of 83.1 m and completed in 2 min 43 sec.

Dominica has been embraced by the freediving community as a perfect place to freedive!

It’s not surprising when you consider the advantages Dominica has to offer over other locations:


Deep dive sites just minutes from shore


Locations in the beautiful and protected Marine Reserve


Eco-Friendly hotels & resorts for hosting Training Camps


Unique underwater terrain, including sulphur vents creating warm "Champagne Bubbles"


Dominica’s first International Freediving Competition took place from November 4th to 11th 2016.

The event was held in the south of Dominica in the Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve.  The competition was organized by Johnny Sunnex, a champion freediver from New Zealand, and Sofia Gomez Uribe, a Colombian freediver and national female champion.

Congrats to the Overall Winners of the Inaugural Blue Element Freediving Competition: Rosibel Molina, Adam Stern, Sofía Gómez Uribe, Nicolas Girardin, Jonathan Sunnex and So Ja.

See the 2016 participants below and

Below is a video by Blue Element showing the wrap of its first annual freediving competition!

Snorkelers & Divers will enjoy this Waterproof Fish ID card to help them identify the fish to be seen in Dominica.

Order from Amazon:
National Geographic – Guide to Caribbean Reef fish – Fish ID Card (6 in by 9 in)

Dive Awards

Dominica has been recognised for a number of awards celebrating the beauty of our underwater seascape. Here are a few:

Dominica #1: Top 10 Dive Sites in US & Caribbean
Dominica was named #1 in a list of the top ten dive sites in the US & Caribbean. “The Nature Island consistently delivers the best in Caribbean diving, if not the world. Champagne reef and Scotts Head drop off are just a couple of the many underwater highlights.” Read more on

Scuba Diving Magazine Awards
1st Place – Marine Life

TOP TEN Mention

  • Dive Destination
  • Marine Life
  • Healthiest Marine Environment
  • Underwater Photography

Dominica Earns Best Diving Awards by Readers of Scuba Diving Magazine


Dominica, the Adventure Island


If you are not a freediver, don’t worry! There are a lot of other fun activities to do in Dominica.

Dominica is the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Get to know us! Here are some adventures and activities to explore while you’re here:

As you can see, there are plenty of activities for everyone!

Dominica, the Healthy Island


There are so many ways to improve your state of health while you’re in Dominica.

Health & Fitness Benefits, Dominica Style


Ethical & Sustainable Dominica

  • Top 10 Ethical Destinations 2014 & 2015
  • Home to Secet Bay, a luxury eco-resort and 2016 Winner of the Boutique Hotel Award

Learn more about wildlife in the Caribbean from these books.

Birds of the West Indies

By James Bond
A Petersen Field Guide
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Caribbean Wild Plants & Their Uses

By P.N. Honychurch
Macmillan Caribbean
Buy on Amazon

Flowers of the Caribbean

By G. W. Lennox and S. A. Seddon
Macmillan Caribbean
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Reef Fish Identification

By Paul Humann and Ned Deloach
Florida Caribbean Bahamas – 4th Edition (Reef Set)
Buy on Amazon