Overview of Saint Marie

Saint Marie

Saint Marie
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 John Kurre
Date: 10/01/2002


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  John Kurre Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Jacksonville Reef:    5.00
State:   Florida Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   100 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.85
Slightly out of the way site - you need to rent a car. Beautiful beach is in a small cove. Local people come to bring their kids and go swimming and maybe snorkeling and tourists come to scuba dive. Site is a short swim out -maybe 100 yards - to nice wall type dive. Water was clear ( 100' visibility ) with very little current. Top of wall was about 40' from surface and ran down to deep blue. Healthy variety of coral, sponges and other plant life. Good variety of tropical fish and also few turtles, barracuda, and big fish cruising the wall. The wall was nice and the shallows on way out and back also had brain coral, parrot fish, flounder and smaller fish. It was also a nice place to relax after dive. Myself and dive buddy made it a point to dive this location twice in the week we were there and when I make it back to Curacao I will dive this site again. Curacao has a good number of similar sites ideal for shore diving with a cove type beach and easy access to fringing reef/wall. This is just one of the best examples of this type of site.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    2.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2000
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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