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Port Marie

Port Marie
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Site Review by
 Arthur
Date: 03/11/2015

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Arthur Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Hanover Reef:    5.00
State:   MD Animal:    4.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   41 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.32
Feb 2015. We did 4 dives here. The shore entrance is very easy, but the short walk from the parking to the beach is a bit rough and there's a small hill (paved). You can back your car down to the beach area and unload which we did after the first time. There's supposed to be a fee to park, but no one ever collected on the two days we were there. There is a guard watching the parking lot. There is a dive shop on site, but we did not use their facilities though they do have a map of the reef on their wall and they gave us a quick overview. It is a double reef system. The sandy bottom between reefs is too deep for a beginning diver and may be a bit unnerving to inexperienced divers if you attempt an open water swim between the two reefs. On a cloudy day, you likely won't see the second reef from the first. Recommend fully exploring the first reef to save time and air before venturing across to the second reef. The shoreward facing side of the second reef is sort of a wall and the top of that reef is somewhere in the 40-50' range - so again - not ideal for a beginner. The reef itself was in good shape and the double reef feature makes it a bit different than the other sites we visited. Easy, sandy shore entrance. Easy swim to reef. Good parking. Typical reef critters. We liked this beach a lot, but liked Cas Abao better.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2015
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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