English Garden

English Garden
Bonaire South
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Michele from San Jose
Date: 11/13/2011


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Michele from San Jose Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   San Jose Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   22 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   240 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.77
We dove here after reading this write-up. The soft coral here is the best I've seen anywhere in Bonaire. Entry was easy. We looked around and chose southern section where there was sand/rubble channel with no step or drop off. It was a longer than average swim to the reef edge, but not bad at all. Highlight of the dive was near the end when, at @25', a huge bait ball came toward us from the north and completely engulfed us. It was awesome. Then, as we watched the bait ball receded, it turned and came back around us again! It was stunning to be in the midst of, and equally stunning to look at from outside, appearing as a single huge organism. It was being hit and herded by dozens of jacks. English Garden was one of, if not the, highlight of this years trip.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    3.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2011
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00

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