Gun Beach

Gun Beach


Site Review by
 Seth Bareiss
Date: 02/07/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Seth Bareiss Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Phuket Reef:    4.00
State:   Phuket Animal:    4.00
Country:   Thailand Plant:    4.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   2000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.07
Inside the reef, water's too shallow for intro-dive lessons or cert pool sessions. Otherwise, this is an ideal dive, one of Guam's best. Drive past the last hotel on the far-right (facing the water) side of Tumon Bay (Guam's hotel row), on the beach BELOW Lover's Leap. Go down a short dirt road to the beach; no facilities, but a super-short walk along the shore to a hotel with a dive shop. In ankle-deep waters, gear up completely and search for a ceramic pipe and/or chain leading out through a tiny cut in the reef. Follow it out, then head LEFT (back toward hotel row/center of the bay). No currents, oodles of healthy candlestick corals. Choose any depth, from 1' to 70'. Expect hand-shaped "spider shells", small and large. Inexplicably, this dive spot is almost unused by the majority of dive shops, though it's a fine, fine dive. I've seen napoleon wrasses and white tips here frequently, and a manta once.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

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

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