Dangerous to swim in Boiling Lake, Dominica

The Dominican Government has issued an alert that visitors should avoid the Boiling Lake, a volcano-hydrothermal lake in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park. There has been a drop in water level, and the temperature has cooled. There are reports of some visitors swimming in the lake, which is normally at temperatures too hot for swimming. During periods of time when the temperature decreases, strong harmful gases, such carbon dioxide, can be released, and also small steam explosions can occur.

Advice For Travellers

It is dangerous to swim in the Boiling Lake. Travellers should avoid the Boiling Lake area.

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