Directors Bay

Directors Bay
Curacao
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Site Review by
 Robert J. West
Date: 08/16/2004

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Robert J. West Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Canton Reef:    5.00
State:   Ohio Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   5 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   120 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.30
This site was previously the private beach of the Shell Oil Director in Curacao, and is where the Dutch Queen evidently was allowed to go in the water a few years back. This area was previously fenced off to protect the human VIP's from the sea life. The poles still stand but the fencing is down. Found a seahorse, mantis shrimp, and many peacock flounder in these shallows. The deeper section is a great wall dive, with the wall almost vertical. Visibility is great until you get right where the bay opens to open water, and this gives you the notice to turn around and work your way back. There's an admission fee to this area (3 guiders if I remember right), so security worries are minimized. We had this site to ourselves when we dove it in May 2004. The dive provider at Jan Thiel beach, Scuba Do, was who our trip was performed through. Site is seldom dived and as such is a great spot away from the crowds. Entry has stairs from parking area to beach, with coral rubble in the shallows.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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