Overview of Port Marie

Port Marie

Port Marie
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Renee Ross
Date: 12/27/2007


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Renee Ross Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Molalla Reef:    5.00
State:   OR Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   1 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   23 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.35
Diving was great at this double reef. We went out the sand channel and then to the right, and quickly noticed we were down to 83 ft, came up to about 65 along to the right and outside of the outer reef. It was a beautiful reef, very healthy, lots of small fish, nothing large, but the reef makes up for it. Came back along the top of the reef at about 35 feet. It was all very healthy, sun was shining, a perfect day on the water. The beach is not our favorite, though. It reminds you of a giant cruise ship with lines and lines of chairs. They charge you for the chairs, but don't sit at the dive shop end of the beach. They have a compressor or generator there that smells of diesel all day. It's a long way to carry your gear from the parking lot, but you can drop it off by backing up to the beach and then parking. It's still not very convenient for shore diving like Bonaire though. Much longer walks with your gear to get into the water. The beach bar is good for smoothies, and the dive shop has rinse tanks and showers that they did not charge us for. There was an entry fee to get onto the beach. Curacao nickels and dimes you to death with all the fees for everything. I miss Bonaire!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2007
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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