Front Porch

Front Porch
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Marge Lawson
Date: 08/19/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Marge Lawson Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Klamath Falls, Or (and Bonaire) Reef:    4.00
State:   Oregon Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   1035 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.86
The usual entry for someone not staying at Sand Dollar or the Den Laman properties would be to the south of Den Laman. Divi resorts plans to build a huge resort on this property, so access may be more limited in the future. We live at Sand Dollar for 6 to 7 months of the year, and although my favorite dive site is Bari Reef (right in front of Sand Dollar), we occasionally go south from our dock and dive Front Porch. Typically, we will go south at a depth of 40 to 50 feet, then, when the coral makes a dip down onto sand and rubble, we will descend to the small wreck at 95 feet and check to see what is hiding inside. Frequently we'll find a large Green Moray hiding under the wreck near the bow or hiding inside near the stern. A Comb Grouper and a Dog Snapper often hang out inside the wreck and you can often find a Tiger Grouper getting a cleaning near the bow. We've found Yellowhead Jawfish below the wreck, which is interesting because they are usually found much more shallow. Although the sand and coral rubble above the drop off isn't very pretty, I find it extremely interesting. It is great habitat for octopus and frogfish. The broken cement slabs south of the Sand Dollar dock is called the Aquarium for good reason. This small area is filled with fish of all types. You can often find juvenile squid in the shallow area just to the north or south of the Aquarium.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    4.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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