Love to scuba dive? Want to help out with hurricane relief? Cabrits Dive Center and Keepin’it Real are collaborating in Toucari Debris Dives, a scuba diving voluntourism project focusing on cleaning the marine reserve in northwest Dominica. A large amount of tin roofing and other materials was blown into the Caribbean sea during category 5 hurricane Maria on September 18, 2017.
Two of the best dive sites in Dominica, located in Toucari, have been affected by garbage that settled on the ocean floor after the storm. The Toucari Debris Dives project is organizing daily dives to pull up debris and place it in local fishing boats that transfer it to shore for recycling.
What You Get
The Toucari Debris Dives package includes 10 dives over a 5-day period. Divers must be certified (open water or CMAS 2-star).
Weekly packages include private accommodations in Portsmouth, transportation to/from dive sites, and meals (breakfast/lunch) on the beach at Keepin’it Real.
Price: USD $990.00
Getting to Dominica
Major international airlines fly into Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, and St. Martin. From there you can get a flight (with Liat, Seaborne, or Winair) directly into Melville Hall Airport (DOM). Delta, Airfrance, and British Airways will book the connecting flight into Dominica on the same international ticket.
Norwegian Air has a budget flight from New York JFK to Pointe-a-Pitre for only USD $99.
Travelers on a budget should fly into Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe) or Fort-de-France (Martinique) and use the Express-des-Iles ferry service into Roseau.