Champagne Reef among top ten Caribbean Snorkeling Destinations

Snorkeler at Champagne  Reef. Photo by Discover Dominica Authority
Snorkeler at Champagne Reef. Photo by Discover Dominica Authority

Champagne Reef, located near Pointe Michel, has been named among the top ten Caribbean Snorkeling Destinations for 2013.

The list was formulated by Caribbean Journal in its inaugural Snorkeling List for the region.

The publication describes Champagne Reef as a “spot is unique in the region.”

This is how the spot was described by Caribbean Journal, “Dominica’s subterranean geothermal activity pushes up through small cracks on the sea floor, filling the water with small, warm bubbles – hence the name. But the underwater scenery, particularly the sponges, makes it a particularly tasty snorkeling cocktail.”

According to the Discover Dominica Authority’s website, Champagne Reef is “Shallow enough to be enjoyed by snorkelers and scuba divers alike, the water temperature over the vents found throughout the reef can reach 90 degrees, making the sea floor warm to the touch!”

The area is described as a “hot tub in the middle of the ocean” due to the constant rise of hot bubbling gasses creating a “truly unique experience.”

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18 Comments

  1. just saying
    March 16, 2013

    Great news off DA, coming third on that list is super.

  2. committed dominican
    March 16, 2013

    Good news for d.a. especially it’s in my district..

  3. Fren
    March 15, 2013

    am sooooo going there this weekend!

  4. Affection8
    March 14, 2013

    I love this place it is indeed a great place to bathe as well and just chill. Welcome to champagne visitors and Dominicans alike

  5. john brown
    March 14, 2013

    well done !

    • me1
      March 14, 2013

      well done who? what?…….this is moether nature doing her thing, so if it’s well done mother nature then it’s thumbs up to you.

      • Me
        March 15, 2013

        Don’t be ignorant!!!!!

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  6. AA
    March 14, 2013

    Excellent, good news and publicity for Dominica. I like that. :)

  7. Anonymous
    March 14, 2013

    Congrats Dominica.

  8. London
    March 14, 2013

    Yes , this is all well and good . But how are people from outsde going to access your country.
    Too many stop overs to get there.
    The tourism sector has to do more than just tell people what a great and beautiful country Dominica is, but they have to “Sell” the land by competing more with the other reginal islands.They have the same things too, but ours is better.
    Air access is a big area to start.

    • InquiringMind
      March 14, 2013

      Hey, we don’t want people who complain about getting here, if you don’t want to take a risk and a few stops, don’t come, we know others who will!!!

      • Da
        March 14, 2013

        So r u saying someone has to risk it to come to see trees and high mountains >?

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      • jack
        March 15, 2013

        Are you serious? So you’re telling me that when considering destinations to go to ease of travel is not one of your criteria? You obviously do not travel a lot because if you did you would know that this can possibly one of the most stressful things to deal with.

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  9. Texan
    March 14, 2013

    That’s a nice picture.stop hating

  10. simplicity
    March 14, 2013

    Good news but what number is Dominica??

    Also couldn’t we find a better picture than this, this is not enticing at all.

    • Coral
      March 14, 2013

      I would think the choice of photo would to emphasize the name of the reef. This is where the bubles are released which is the highlight of this site.

    • Me
      March 15, 2013

      I agree even though many disagree… the bubbles look kool but get a shot with the reefs…this just looks like leemoo on rocks and come on what is kool about that…Show the true beauty of Champagne Reef…C’est tout

    • d/a lady
      March 15, 2013

      I read the actual article by the Carribean Snorkelling Destinations 2013, and the only picture they had of Champaigne was of the boardwalk over the stones. So according to ‘Coral’, this is a great pic. I agree.

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