Overview of Port Marie

Port Marie

Port Marie
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Bruce Lehnertz
Date: 11/13/2003


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bruce Lehnertz Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Des Moines Reef:    5.00
State:   IA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   190 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    2.00


*Average:    4.77
I've probably done half my dives in Curacao, and this is my favorite. There are dive facilities including suit-up, rinse tank, etc., on the beach. The swim to the reef is short, although unlike many of the Curacao beaches, this gets deeper, about 60' by the time you hit reef. I tend to swim on or near the surface until I'm out to the reef to conserve air. Once down, there is a sandy bottom trench between two reef systems, both of which are filled with hard and soft corals, morays, fish, lobster, etc. Have even spotted a shark here. The sandy bottom slopes gently down to about 130', so keep an eye on depth and air! There is plenty of exploring to do on top of the reefs if you don't want to go so deep. This is a must-do dive if you go to Curacao. Downsides are fee to get to the beach and the AWFUL road from the highway to the beach.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    1998
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    4.00

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