Overview of Ol' Blue

Ol' Blue

Ol' Blue
Bonaire North
ABC Islands

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Site Review by
 Jim O
Date: 09/01/2017

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim O Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Grand Junction Reef:    4.00
State:   CO Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   146 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    4.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.92
We really wanted to dive Jeff Davis Memorial and went there twice but the entry/exit just looked really difficult (and I'm not one to shy away from a challenge). The first day we altered with Oil Slick Leap and had a good dive there and on the 2nd day we came here to Tolo as it's called now. (We did see the Ol' Blue name on some older literature). And we were pleasantly surprised. The coral health and reef community seemed to be in pretty decent shape here. We went fairly deep on this one around 100' to start and it was beautiful down there! But most of the life and activity is around 60' and up. This site turned out to be one of my favorites for the week. There is a lot of parking here, but not much shade. Entry/exit were both fairly easy. One other item to note is the decrease of lion fish on all of these reefs as compared to our 2012 trip where we saw them everywhere. They have actively hunted them here in Bonaire and it sure seems to have worked. Although a DM we spoke with at Buddy Dive told us that all of those lion fish who escaped being harvested have just moved down to below 150'. But it's a start I guess. Great dive site! Enjoy!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2017
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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