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Site Review by
 Eric Allender
Date: 01/14/2014

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Eric Allender Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Skillman Reef:    2.00
State:   New Jersey Animal:    2.00
Country:   United States Plant:    2.00
Diving:   0 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   0 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.36
We were here several years ago, and very much enjoyed our snorkel here. But we returned on January 8, and found that the resort on the site is now a vacant, stripped shell, and it was being used for military training by the Curacao military/militia, who were firing rounds of practice ammunition. We saw a few porcupinefish and porkfish, and there was some healthy-looking coral and sponges for a while -- and then we completely lost all visibility because of some change in the current. All of the water outside the artificial lagoon was opaque in a matter of minutes. Very disappointing! [I'm a snorkeler, not a diver, but I've done a lot of snorkeling around the world.]    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    1.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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