Overview of Karpata


Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
Date: 06/19/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bjorn Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Reef:    5.00
State:   Animal:    4.00
Country:   Plant:    4.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.57
Plenty of reviews already on Karpata, which is becoming a "must-do" Bonaire dive. The reviewers speak true, Karpata is an excellent dive. We dove this site twice in June 2005, and like every other Bonaire site, including Southern dives like Red Slave, current was negligible for us this time of year. Perhaps current is seasonal, but the utter lack of current made our Bonaire dives really pleasant. Steep verticals, beautiful reef. Karpata can be a deep dive, use caution. May I suggest at about 40' depth backing WELL away from the wall for a time for an amazing, all-encompassing view. You will feel like you're flying as you cross the sand chutes! There's tons of life at 15', so the safety stop has plenty to offer. Navigation is easy due to the distinct sand chutes. Both N and S from the somewhat tricky entry are both excellent. Watch for the surf, you can get battered exiting.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    2.00

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