ISLAND DIVE OPERATIONS offers scuba dive packages leaving from Toucari Beach (6 km north of Portsmouth). They focus on scuba diving experiences that encompass education, conservation, and exploration of Dominica’s rich marine environment.
Fabien Honore, the owner and manager of Island Dive Operations, has been scuba diving in Dominica since 1999. He is a Padi dive master/DSD leader.
We asked Fabien why he likes to dive in Toucari…
“Toucari in my opinion has two of the best dives in the north, if not on the whole island of Dominica. They are TOUCARI BAY CAVE in the north end and TUBE REEF in the southern end. Both of the spots are very easily accessed from the beautiful sandy beach located in the village of Toucari.
TOUCARI BAY CAVE starts off relatively shallow at about 20ft and maxes out at 100ft. On this dive there is a huge but easy gradual reef with a large variety of fish life and huge barrel sponges. The highlight is to swim in through the cave. TUBE REEF is combination of a gradual sloping reef and a wall. There are many different type of sea creatures that spend their time in the rock cracks and crevices on the wall face.”
Are you new to scuba diving?
Fabien suggests his DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) package. In 2-3 hours, he will cover the essentials of scuba diving and take you on your first dive on a small reef. The calm, shallow water at Toucari beach is a naturally safe haven that is perfect for beginners.
Are you an experienced diver?
Fabien proposes a morning or afternoon shore dive from Toucari Beach. Contact us for more information and to schedule your dive.
+1 767 225-7657