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Site Review by
 Ann Geiger
Date: 11/09/2010

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

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

Evaluation

*Average:    3.43
Completed two dives here, one to the north and one to the south. Reef to south appeared slightly healthier, although both directions were nice. Good visibility. Usual fish and critters. Unusual interactions with bar jacks, who darkened themselves then used me and my buddies as hunting cover, swimming under us very closely then whipping out to grab (or try) something off the reef. Site is well-marked from road and has ample parking. Entry is down a ledge over stable but uneven rocky steps. Definitely manageable, although would suggest moving equipment down then donning closer to the water. (Please consider not donning equipment right at stairs down ledge, as this blocks others.) Entry is through a sand channel 15 to 20 feet in length just to the left of the 'stairs' from the parking lot. You do NOT, repeat NOT, have to navigate over rocks, although many divers seemed to think this the best entry and exit. We got three cameras in and out here without a problem. Very enjoyable morning.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

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


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