Overview of La Dianas Leap

La Dianas Leap

La Dianas Leap
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Tom Reynolds
Date: 03/11/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Tom Reynolds Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    4.00
State:   CA Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   250 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    3.45
This review describes the La Diana's Leap to Karpata drift dive. The entry is down a volcanic trail to a cliff 3-5' above the water. It is not easy to don your fins and enter. The best approach is to have the most athletic diver jump in with fins, then have all other divers jump in while holding fins. The diver in the water should pull all subsequent divers away from the cliff until they can don their fins. Once in, the only out is Karpata. One should be sure they know when they should head over the shallow reef to Karpata [a guide is advised]. Karpata is interesting. Again, the most athletic diver should time the surge and exit to the concrete pier at Karpata. The first diver should remove their fins and help all subsequent divers. Subsequent divers should, one at a time, time the surge and exit at the pier. The first diver should help all subsequent divers stand up and remove their fins. If one knows what they are doing, entry/exit are not hard but the situation exists for divers inexperienced with this dive to get in trouble. One can descend to whatever at the entry point. One cool idea is to descend to 100' and about 100 yards off the reef and look back. Very cool. Except for the entry, the dive is a 25-35' drift dive, probably the best on Bonaire.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    1.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2004
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00

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