Front Porch

Front Porch
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Bill K
Date: 12/23/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill K Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Dover Reef:    3.00
State:   Delaware Animal:    5.00
Country:   United States Plant:    3.00
Diving:   30 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.72
We swam south from the BDA dock between Den Laman and Sand Dollar one day when the current was running from the south. One can also enter via the old road off the traffic circle and then make an easy beach entry. There is rarely any surf. The reef is a bit more open here, with several sand channels. Though coral growth may be a little more sparse than at Bari, there are tons of sponges and feather hydroids in the mid-depth zones. We saw lots of fish, including a queen angel and long snout butterfly fish out on the reef slope. The best part of this site is the sunken old pier that is close to shore as an excellent snorkel site. Our 7-year-old son did this site several times, seeing morays, flounder, christmas tree worms, tons of parrotfish and damsels, and a squid. This part of the site is worth the experience of a snorkel trip.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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