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Site Review by
 John Kurre
Date: 10/03/2002

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  John Kurre Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Jacksonville Reef:    5.00
State:   Florida Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   100 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    2.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.46
It is a long drive ( 2 hours ) on rough road through the park to reach this site. You need to leave out early and have a full tank of gas and lots of water to drink. There are no facilities at this site. There is a small beach with no crowds and it is sandy and flat and makes for an easy entry. The swim out is short maybe 100 yards and there is coral and small tropical fish in the shallows; this would also be a good snorkeling location. The reef is a wall that starts at maybe 40' from surface and goes down to deep blue. Lots of brain and other coral, lots of sponges including long pink tubes are all around. We saw plenty of colorful tropical fish and a couple of maybe 6 foot green morays. Also saw a big turtle and several rays. Everything looked healthy as far as coral and plants. The dive was easy with only a very slight current the day we were there. Visibility was 100' or there about. The swim out and back were easy and there was a lot of stuff to see in the shallows with brain coral, sea fans and a good variety and quantity of fish. The beach is small and in a cove so you need to watch the current and time your swim so you come back to the same spot you started from for your swim back to the beach.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    2.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    1997
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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