Overview of Tori's Reef

Tori's Reef

Tori's Reef
Bonaire South
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Ann Geiger
Date: 11/13/2010


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ann Geiger Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Rockville Reef:    3.00
State:   MD Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   775 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    2.85
The neatest thing about Tori's Reef is the entry through a salt intake channel for Cargill's salt ponds. After passing under the machinery that takes salt from the ponds to the ships, the entry for this site is at the second small bridge; the first also appears to be an intake channel but one that is perhaps more modern, concrete and less amenable to entry. There is room to park several cars within 25 feet of the entry point. After stepping down two to three feet worth of rocks, one enters the intake channel and can don fins. Then one swims out through the mouth of the intake channel. The swell was up a bit the day we did this, and swimming out was a bit more difficult than we expected, but still fairly easy. Exit by reversing the entry steps, recognizing that the swim in may be a bit choppy. We enjoyed our dive here but unfortunately the numerous sandy channels meant that the visibility was poor in the ocean state we encountered. Several guidebooks note that there are interesting fish in the channel itself; we found this to be the case but the ocean was too rough for us to spend much time looking at these fish.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2010
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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