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!

Sofía Gómez Uribe set a new World Record on Septemebr 30th 2018

New World Record CMAS. CWT Bi-Fins -86m

Sofia is a co-founder of Blue Element Freediving School located in Soufrière, Dominica.

 

 

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:

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Deep dive sites just minutes from shore

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Locations in the beautiful and protected Marine Reserve

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Eco-Friendly hotels & resorts for hosting Training Camps

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

Blue Element 2018 – Freediving Competition


Get ready for the 2018 Freediving Competition!

 

The History of Freediving in Dominica


 

FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL FREE DIVING COMPETITION HELD IN DOMINICA!

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

The Blue Element 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 read more at BlueElement.com

Congratulations to Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe!

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

Sofía is a co-founder of Freediving School Blue Element, also located in Soufrière.

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)

Scuba Diving Awards

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


2014
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 ScubaRadio.com


2008
Scuba Diving Magazine Awards
1st Place – Marine Life

TOP TEN Mention

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

2007
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
  • Home to Jungle Bay EcoVillas – coming in 2019

Learn more about wildlife in the Caribbean from these books.

Birds of the West Indies

By James Bond
A Petersen Field Guide
Buy on Amazon

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
Buy on Amazon

Reef Fish Identification

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

Recommended Reading

The Dominica Story:
A History of the Island

by Dr. Lennox Honychurch

Buy on Amazon

 

Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)

by Paul Crask

Buy on Amazon

Three Nights Later, The Soukouyan on the Roof and Other Stories

by Roy Sanford

Buy on Amazon