Overview of Bapor Kibra

Bapor Kibra

Curacao
ABC Islands

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The Bapor Kibra wreck, almost 100 years old, is off the Curacao Sea Aquarium. Conditions can be a little choppy, so check the weather before you head out.

Directions: About 4 km Southeast of Punda, wind your way down the coastal roads of Penstraat, Dr. MLKing Blvd, and then on Bapor Kibra.


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08/08/2005 Loet Van Sermondt (Avg: 4.78 Review) - Fine place to dive! On Thursday afternoon you can dive with ex-seals from the Royal Dutch Marine Corps. They have there own website at www.ddc-curacao.com

07/16/2002 Diverjon (Avg: 4.17 Review) - My wife and I dove 1 out of 14 days. We did a shore dive for this one. I've dove in a lot of different locations in the world and this was very nice right from the dock. This dive is a challenge. You can start out at the end of the rocks, around 18 ft, and then we stopped at 85 ft. It just kept going, so be careful! Head West (Right) out of the opening and drop to 60 ft, about 50 yards away you'll find a bunch of stuff to look at, it's a barge that was sunk with a crane, a bunch of cars and trucks, some telephone poles, some large I beams, concrete blocks, cables and other stuff. Sponges grow in many different varieties, about 10 or so. We saw large schools of small fish. i.e., there are a lot of small fish on this reef, large ones are a rare find. No sharks whatsoever, only a couple of jelly fish, three different varieties of moray eel, a number of Caribbean spiny lobsters, 1 slippery lobster, 1 straight sea horse, lots of puffer fish, cow fish, and lots of small reef fish. There is an abundance of plant life here to look at. Over all a nice Drift dive. We went from here down to the Breeze's hotel where we were staying about 1/3 mile.

07/08/2002 Mako (Avg: 2.23 Review) - When we got to the dive destination we were greeted by nice people who wanted to show us some of the neat things this dive had to offer. It was a so-so dive that could have been better in different conditions


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Parking

 Map     Sat
GPS: CU2101
N1205.1230'
W06853.7654'

 

Parking at Bapor Kibra 

You'll easily find the parking for the Aquarium.

Entry

 Map     Sat
GPS: CU2102
N1205.1059'
W06853.8194'

 

Entry at Bapor Kibra 

The easiest entry is off the local dive shop docks. Check-in with them before suiting up, of course!

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Aerial at Bapor Kibra 
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Watch for small boat traffic. A dive flag is recommended.

Last Verification: February, 2001  

 

Diver Averages for  Bapor Kibra  (1=worst, 5=best)


Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.67
Bottom Conditions:  3.00
Reef Conditions:  4.67
Animal Life:  3.67
Plant Life:  3.67
Facilities:  3.33
Solitude 4.00
Roads:  3.33
*Site Average:  3.72
   

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  2.33
Beginner Scuba:  3.33
Intermediate Scuba:  4.33
Advanced Scuba:  4.67
Night diving Scuba:  3.67

Number of reviews for this site: 3

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