Dive Fest: Dominica’s Annual Scuba Diving Event


Dive Fest 2019 – July 5th to 14th

Dive Fest is an annual event hosted by the Dominica Watersports Association. Its purpose is to educate the public about scuba diving, one of Dominica’s main tourist attractions — and to have lots of fun while doing it!

Dominica’s Dive Fest is the longest running Diving Festival in the Caribbean. The 2017 event marks the 24th consecutive Dive Fest!

Quick Facts

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 including FREE in-pool sessions and discounted rates for diving on the reef.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to go on a discounted Whale Watching Tour – experience the 90% success rate of Whale & Dolphin tours in Dominica.

Contact a participating dive centre for more information – see a list of Dive Operators in Dominica.

The DWA 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. Over the years, school children have attended slide shows on marine life, participated in lectures and quizzes about marine ecology, and taken boat tours of the Soufriere Scott’s Head Marine Reserve.


Dive Fest 2019 is July 5th to 14th

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Calendar of Activities

July 6th to 15th 2018



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