Top Ten Caribbean Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Dominica: Dive an Underwater Peak
By Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Not to be confused with the much larger Dominican Republic, Dominica (dough-min-EE-ka) is one of the least-changed islands in the Caribbean. Don't expect glitz and glamour here, just a lush, mountainous landscape offering peace and quiet. Start at Morne Trois Pitons National Park and scale one of the three mist-covered peaks, the highest reaching 4,550 feet. Cool down in a crater lake or in the waterfall-fed Emerald Pool—but steer clear of Boiling Lake, heated by volcanic gases. Then grab a regulator and kick down the Pinnacle at Scotts Head, an underwater peak.


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