Freediving in the Nature Isle Dominica

Freediving in Dominica


What is freediving? Freediving is an underwater sports activity in which you do not use any breathing apparatus – only your lungs!




In a few short years, Dominica has become a major Caribbean destination for the Freediving community.

Soufriere’s volcanic crater provides the perfect geology for freedivers, who can dive to depths of 90 meters (295 feet!) or more, just minutes from the shore.

Dominica has many advantages over other locations:


Deep dive sites just minutes from shore


Locations in the beautiful and protected Marine Reserve


Eco-Friendly hotels & resorts for hosting Training Camps


Unique underwater terrain, including sulphur vents creating warm "Champagne Bubbles"

Freediving Instructor Padjen, from Deep Dominica Freediving

Freediving Schools in Soufriere, Dominica



Learn more about Deep Dominica Freediving here



History of Freediving in Soufriere, Dominica




Dominica’s first International Freediving Competition took place from November 4th to 11th 2016.



Due to Hurricane Maria in September of 2017, the Blue Element 2017 Competition could not be held.

Congratulations to Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe!

On July 5th, 2017, Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe set a new CMAS Freediving World Record of 83.1m in Bi-Fins Constant Weight in Soufrière, Dominica  Setting a depth of 83.1 m and completed in 2 min 43 sec.

Sofía is a co-founder of Freediving School Blue Element, also located in Soufrière.



Congratulations to Freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe!

Sofía Gómez Uribe set a new World Record on Septemeber 30th 2018

New World Record CMAS. CWT Bi-Fins -86m

Sofia is a co-founder of Blue Element Freediving School located in Soufrière, Dominica.

Blue Element 2018 – Freediving Competition

Get ready for the 2!


The Blue Element event was held in the south of Dominica in the Soufriere-Scott’s Head Marine Reserve.  The competition was organized by Johnny Sunnex, a champion freediver from New Zealand, and Sofia Gomez Uribe, a Colombian freediver and national female champion.

Congrats to the Overall Winners of the Inaugural Blue Element Freediving Competition: Rosibel Molina, Adam Stern, Sofía Gómez Uribe, Nicolas Girardin, Jonathan Sunnex and So Ja.

See the 2016 participants below and

Below is a video by Blue Element showing the wrap of its first annual freediving competition!

Snorkelers & Divers will enjoy this Waterproof Fish ID card to help them identify the fish to be seen in Dominica.

Order from Amazon:
National Geographic – Guide to Caribbean Reef fish – Fish ID Card (6 in by 9 in)

Dominica, the Adventure Island


If you are not a freediver, don’t worry! There are a lot of other fun activities to do in Dominica.

Dominica is the Nature Island of the Caribbean. Get to know us! Here are some adventures and activities to explore while you’re here:

As you can see, there are plenty of activities for everyone!

Dominica, the Healthy Island


There are so many ways to improve your state of health while you’re in Dominica.

Health & Fitness Benefits, Dominica Style


Ethical & Sustainable Dominica

Learn more about wildlife in the Caribbean from these books.

Birds of the West Indies

By James Bond
A Petersen Field Guide
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Caribbean Wild Plants & Their Uses

By P.N. Honychurch
Macmillan Caribbean
Buy on Amazon

Flowers of the Caribbean

By G. W. Lennox and S. A. Seddon
Macmillan Caribbean
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Reef Fish Identification

By Paul Humann and Ned Deloach
Florida Caribbean Bahamas – 4th Edition (Reef Set)
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Recommended Reading

The Dominica Story:
A History of the Island

by Dr. Lennox Honychurch

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Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)

by Paul Crask

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Three Nights Later, The Soukouyan on the Roof and Other Stories

by Roy Sanford

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