Overview of Playa Funchi

Playa Funchi

Playa Funchi
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Deborah Norton
Date: 01/03/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Deborah Norton Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Raleigh Reef:    2.00
State:   NC Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   13 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   165 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.70
Long drive to the site over rough roads and $10/person park admission fee. The road down to the entry point is also now heavily erroded. I dove this site in June 1999 and again in October 2003. The entry changed significantly in that time (hurricane Lenny?). It now has a very rough entry from beach errosion and a long swim to the reef with nothing to see except sand and dead coral debris on the way. The reef is heavily coated with silt and damaged from storms. Marine life was less abundant than almost any other site we dove on Bonaire. After you finally swim out of the cove, the current is stronger here than most other Bonaire sites. Unless you are touring the park and just want a place to get wet, I don't recommend making the trip to this site. The best things I can say is that thievery and crowds are no problem.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2003
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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