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“Recommend Cabrits Dive Center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cabrits Dive Centre

Cabrits Dive Centre
Picard Estate, Portsmouth, Dominica
1767 445 3010
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Other
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Owner description: Cabrits Dive Centre is Dominica's only PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and the only dive centre in the North of Dominica. We specialize in individual and small group diving principally to the stay over tourist and yachting community. We will also be happy to help you with arranging accommodation, island tours, and restaurant reservations.
Lima, Peru
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“Recommend Cabrits Dive Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

My wife and I dove yesterday with Cabrits. Service was casual but experienced with DM Fabian who lead 3 advanced divers, 1 intermediate and 1 novice while a small group of snorklers were entertained in the nearby shallow water. Both sites were conducive for both divers and snorks. Both dives were 50-70 ft reef dives, one steep, one sloped for good dive plans. Great barrel coral with large numbers of small fish, crabs, lobster and shrimp with excellent vis of 50 ft and 81 temp. Dive boat was comfortable but primarily a fishing boat with no rear deck and challenging but strong vertical ladder. Crew aided in exit/entry. Only complaint and my personal opinion, DM should not leave water with divers still under water. On the second dive DM accompanied novice out of water and into boat leaving remaining 4 divers beginning safety stop. This was the first time we've ever had a DM get out of the water before all divers were aboard. While all four of us were experienced and comfortable in the situation we believe the margin of safety was compromised. Overall the experience was very good and we would recommend Cabrits and diving northern Dominica.

Visited March 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great Experience and Great People”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We were referred to Cabrits though our hotel and could not have been more pleased with our experience. Pete took us to two beautiful dive spots and even fit in some time for snorkeling in Tourcouri Bay. We also had the opportunity to go on a private coastal cruise with Cabrits and had a fabulous time chatting with Pete as we enjoyed the sunset. By far, the highlight of the coastal cruise (and some of the best pictures from our trip) were from our time spent at Mero Beach enjoying a few drinks at one of the local bars. Helen and Pete were extremely friendly and even went out of their way to help us plan our return visit to the island!

Thank you Helen, Pete and Kenny for an amazing experience. We look forward to seeing you guys soon!

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Vienna, VA
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“Safety First - Fun a Close Second”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

We scheduled a dive trip with Cabrits four our short stay on Dominica. Our group was diverse: a snorkeler, a person needing open water dive certification, a casual diver, and an experienced diver.

Helen let us know as soon as we arrived that the decision had been made to cancel the next day's dive due to weather conditions and we were automatically rescheduled, but told that safety would again come first.

The next day we dove off of the shore to ensure safety, but support our open water certification diver. The day after was a perfect day for diving and we got to go to our original sites. Helen and the dive masters were knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm for what they do. The chosen sites met the needs of all four members of our group - tons of fun.

Helen, Lee, Pete, and Kenny made the experience unforgettable.

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“Recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

We spent 4 weeks in Dominica this summer and spent 2 days diving with Cabrits Dive Centre. Despite reading a number of indifferent reviews about dive sites in the North, we were pleased to experience interesting reefs with plenty of sea-life. Helen, Pete and Don were both professional and friendly and we enjoyed our diving experience with them. Consequently, we would happily recommend this dive centre to anyone.

Jon and Jo

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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Amazing Diving-Great People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Cabrits worked with all of us that were divers, non-divers in their discover scuba class, and those that just wanted to snorkel. Helen, Pete, and everyone were super nice and having been diving all of the caribbean and pacific the diving was truly amazing!

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