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Karpata

Karpata
Bonaire North
ABC Islands

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Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 05/22/2006

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    5.00
State:   CA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.45
As others have said the entry here looks intimidating but really isn't that bad once you take a minute to walk it and plan your route, usually to the right of the washed out dock, put your fins on, and in ya go. Sometimes the surf can pound you here but it is usually pretty calm. The reef starts almost instantly (great for snorkeling) without the sandy bottom you find in the southern sites on Bonaire. This site was always crowded and busy with divers and locals. I liked it a lot but really didn't think it to be better than the other sites, just a bit different bottom topography (more shallows and rolling walls) that made it stand out. Lots of life and great shallow areas to explore. Parking fills fast and you will have a long drive back to town so don't think you went the wrong way or are lost!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2006
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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