Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

  • Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
  • Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
  • Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
  • Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
  • Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.

All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

NEW for 2014 Access SBlogbook for members. It allows you to directly upload data from your dive computer, validate your logs digitally, link your dives to photos, videos, dive centers (9,000 on file), fishes (14,000 on file) and much more.

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: How's the Diving in Haiti?

 


  1. #1
    Dive Shop


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Aquatic Ventures's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hollywood, FL
    Posts
    35
    Dives
    2,000+

    How's the Diving in Haiti?

    I know about the political unrest and the kidnappings. I'm interested in the diving, anyone actually been diving there, anyone know of an operator I can use? I just need tanks.
    Aquatic Ventures
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    www.AquaticVentures.com
    Dive@AquaticVentures.com

  2. #2
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    PARADISE HUNTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,083
    Dives
    200 - 499
    Photos
    13
    I have never been there, but here are some links I found from a google search. Looks like only two shops, I would bet there are a couple more.

    Be aware of a very high rate of AIDS infection in Haiti. It would be wise to travel there with a couple of pints of your own blood in case of a emergency. Sounds crazy, but it is recomended to hunters when traveling to Africa. DAN insurance is a must and I would give them a call to ask about evac options from there.

    Good luck.

    Dive Haiti Scuba Diving Centers :: CYBER DIVER ScubaLinx

    Haiti Scuba Diving Directory

  3. #3
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    7
    Dives
    1,000+
    You would be a lot better off, not to mention SAFER going to the Dominican Republic, the other half of Haiti. Stay at one of the many all-inclusives. I haven't been there for a few years so I'm not up on the latest scoop for the best places. Guaranteed though you will be a lot safer and have a better time there than anywhere in Haiti. We're talking police walking around with machine guns, theft, crime, disease and all kinds of other things to avoid!

  4. #4
    Dive Shop


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Aquatic Ventures's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hollywood, FL
    Posts
    35
    Dives
    2,000+
    This isn't a vacation for me, I'll be there for work. I've found tanks, they actually have Nitrox. I've done my research and know that the diving is spectacular, probably because no one is dumb enough to go there. I was wondering if anyone has been diving there? Zombie Hole etc. Cap Haitien area?
    Aquatic Ventures
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    www.AquaticVentures.com
    Dive@AquaticVentures.com

  5. #5
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Grand Cayman
    Posts
    555
    Dives
    2,500 - 4,999
    We dived in Haiti in the spring of 2006.

    First spot was at Port Morgan on the Ile a Vache off the south coast. Beautiful spot but the diving wasn't great mainly because their resident divemaster was off & the boat boy didn't really know where to take us. Google Port Morgan for details & ensure they have a dive guide in residence.

    Second spot was at the Kaliko Beach Club about 1 hour north of PaP. Much better. Stay there & dive with Jose. They have shallow reefs & a wreck but the best diving was across at Ile a Goncaives - nice wall. If you google Kaliko Beach you can get his details - you will need to book in advance to ensure he is there - we were the first customers he'd had in a while.

    We also visited Cap (a trip up to the Citadelle is a must) where you can dive at Cormier Plage but we had phoned & they said the dive shop was closed then. Would be interested to hear if anyone knows whetehr it's open now.

  6. #6
    Dive Shop


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Aquatic Ventures's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Hollywood, FL
    Posts
    35
    Dives
    2,000+
    Thanks I found your post from 2006 and sent it to my Haitien contacts. Thanks again.
    Aquatic Ventures
    Hollywood, FL 33021
    www.AquaticVentures.com
    Dive@AquaticVentures.com

  7. #7
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    sharkman72fla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    22
    Dives
    0 - 24
    Photos
    5
    When are you going to be traveling there? I have been 3 times, 2003, 2004 and 2007 for drilling fresh water wells in various places along the West Coast. Beautiful snorkeling was all we ever had a chance to do. Don't expect to find alot of large marine life, Haiti's reefs are vastly overfished. We are actually looking into starting marine/reef/fishery conservation efforts there this year. We also have to provide another means of income for the fishermen before they will even consider conservation. We are looking into Tilapia farming as that resource. This has been a hope of mine since my 1st trip in 2003 and now it looks like things are coming together. For more see Big Fish Missions. If you are going down for any type of work in this field, please contact me. Also, you founds Nitrox tanks in Haiti? We will need those when we go in August to do some reef studies.
    "Love One Another! Outside A Shark Cage-We're All CHUM!" BigFishMissions.Com

  8. #8
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    sharkman72fla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    22
    Dives
    0 - 24
    Photos
    5
    "You would be a lot better off, not to mention SAFER going to the Dominican Republic, the other half of Haiti. Stay at one of the many all-inclusives. I haven't been there for a few years so I'm not up on the latest scoop for the best places. Guaranteed though you will be a lot safer and have a better time there than anywhere in Haiti. We're talking police walking around with machine guns, theft, crime, disease and all kinds of other things to avoid!"

    I love Haiti, but it not for the faint of heart or tourist looking for an easy place to go. It is the 2nd poorest country in the world behind Sudan. However the safety for the most part now is better than it has been in many years. It is safer now than when went in 2003 as far as kidnappings and violence. As far as having a dive emergency, you are pretty much on your own. Americans, no matter how rich or poor you may be, are seen as rich and you will be hounded for money. All kids can say this is in English "Give me dollar?". Be careful if you are going to give any handouts how you do it, preferably in private with who you are giving to. Make sure you get a tetnus shot and some malaria pills prior to going. The hepatitus vaccines are recommended also. There are very few motor boats that we have seen on the waters where we go, which makes for a very nice photo when all you see on the ocean are makeshift sailboats and not a bunch of white pleasure crafts like everywhere in Florida waters. Oh and there are virtually no "rekens"(Creole for sharks) in Haitian waters. What part of Haiti are you going into? We always stayed north of Port and south of St. Marc. Absolutely beautiful there. I could go on for hours, so if you have any questions I'd be happy to help!
    "Love One Another! Outside A Shark Cage-We're All CHUM!" BigFishMissions.Com

  9. #9
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Grand Cayman
    Posts
    555
    Dives
    2,500 - 4,999
    Does anyone have any up to date info as to whether the dive operation at Cormier Plage near Cap Haitien is currently operational? Thanks.

  10. #10
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    sharkman72fla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    22
    Dives
    0 - 24
    Photos
    5
    I have a former commercial diver who is looking into more operators there. He works with a doctor near Cap Hatien. He has a friend who runs a hotel near LaBadie. I will let you know what I hear. Aquatic Adventures has a contact that is coordinating their dive efforts now. We can see what he finds as well.
    By the way, have you dove or talked with the Roy's lately?
    "Love One Another! Outside A Shark Cage-We're All CHUM!" BigFishMissions.Com

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Diving Haiti
    By jamesd1967 in forum Greater Antilles
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: February 26th, 2013, 02:58 PM
  2. Haiti/Trip/Vacation/Diving/Scuba???
    By jamesd1967 in forum Greater Antilles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 27th, 2007, 03:16 AM
  3. How's the Diving in PV???
    By Duncan Campbell in forum Mexico
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 27th, 2007, 06:21 AM
  4. How's the diving in Antigua?
    By KidK9 in forum Greater Caribbean and Bermuda
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: October 12th, 2006, 01:09 PM
  5. How's the Diving in December?
    By kramynot2000 in forum Florida Diving
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 28th, 2004, 07:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •