Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 276

Friday, July 6th to Sunday, July 15 An annual event hosted by the Dominica Watersports Association, this is the longest running Diving Festival in the Caribbean. It’s fun for everyone Athletic events such as Swimming Races, Kayaking Races, and Pwi Pwi Races have all been a part of Dive Fest over the years. The most famous event is the Kubuli Canoe Race where teams of four compete in traditional fishing boats. The grand finale is held in Soufriere each year on the final day of Dive Fest. . Family events such as the Beach Bar-B-Qs, the “Jing Ping Ting” - an evening of good food, good fun, and dancing to traditional Jing Ping Music (accordion band), the Kids Snorkel Treasure Hunt, and Family Fun Day with Turtle Hatchlings are also part of the event. . . There is Scuba Diving including FREE in-pool sessions and discounted rates for diving on the reef. Don’t miss the opportunity to go on a discounted Whale Watching Tour – experience the 90% success rate of Whale & Dolphin tours in Dominica. Photo Credit: Discover Dominica Authority