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Site Review by
 Bjorn
Date: 06/19/2005

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bjorn Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Reef:    4.00
State:   Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    3.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    1.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.68
We dove Slagbaii after Bartol and an appropriate surface interval. This site is part of Bonaire's Washington Park, and is accessible for shore diving ONLY after a very tough drive over heavily rutted roads. If you want to dive the National Park, you may as well make it a 2 or 3 tank day, otherwise the drive is not worth it. With this in mind, this is a fine dive but is not up to the quality we came to expect in Bonaire. The entry was very easy, but the reef was not as spectacular as most Bonaire sites. An almost religious encounter with a young Hawksbill turtle made this dive great for us, but one cannot count on something like that. This particular turtle displayed an open curiosity... he hovered inches from my mask, then surfaced to breathe (we watched him the whole way), only to come back down and repeat the encounter again, swimming figure eights around my wife while she gently stroked the turtle's carapace. Plenty of larger critters; a green moray, huge shoals of creole wrasse, and others. This would be a good first shore dive due to the easy entry and somewhat protected bay.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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