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Site Review by
 Ann Geiger
Date: 11/08/2010

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ann Geiger Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Rockville Reef:    2.00
State:   MD Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   775 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.11
Wonderful, relaxing late afternoon dive at this site. Fair amount of parking, all within 50 yards of entry. Giant stride entry off small concrete platform to north of ladder. Be prepared to don fins efficiently, as others may be waiting to enter. Unusual amount of swell due to Hurricane Tomas was present but manageable. No swim to reef. Area around entry down to 35ish feet, plus top of reef from 25 feet up, denuded of coral; instead lots of rubble, although can find fish and creatures to check out. Reef itself is reasonably healthy; we stayed around 45 feet and felt that deeper might be healthier. Lots of different fish species, particularly butterflies, parrots, hamlets, trumpet, sand diver, goat, spotted drum, moray eels (several varieties). Watched large school of doctor fish aggregate hunting with a goatfish, parrotfish, and trumpet fish, very cool. Also had a neat experience with a HUGE tarpon swimming right for me (if it had been chicken, he turned first). Very comfortable safety stop near exit, which is easy to find using mooring buoy anchor at 25 feet. Exit ladder a bit steep but easily navigated.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2010
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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