Overview of La Dianas Leap

La Dianas Leap

La Dianas Leap
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Jim Olinger
Date: 07/03/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim Olinger Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Durango Reef:    4.00
State:   CO Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   104 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    3.00


*Average:    3.27
This an excellent dive site on Bonaire, but some caution should be exercised. Once you giant stride in from the rocks, there is no getting out until you reach Karpata. So I would could consider this an intermediate to advanced dive site. With that said, La Dania's Leap (correct name)is a wall dive and therefore stands alone on Bonaire. Watch your depth here as it's easy to get down to 100' or more pretty easily. The wall is spectacular as is the entire dive down to Karpata. It's not that easy to spot the anchor but you'll come to an UW ridge that is not as steep as the previous topography. This should put you pretty close to the exit point at Karpata which is well marked with stairs. I paced it on the road, and it's exactly 1/4 mile and both my wife and I made in 1600 PSI even reaching the 100' depth. The previous review was correct, the yellow rock is gone, but there is a noticeable pile of coral and a few slim spots to park. You'll have to march your gear down maybe 300' to the cliffs and much of this is rough, sharp rock. There is a yellow rock down by the water, but I think it was named in French. When we dove it, the tide was out and we found a small ledge to enter from only about 1 meter above the water. Great dive if you're up to the skill level.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2012
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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