Overview of Snake Bay

Snake Bay

ABC Islands


Just down the road from Boca Sami is Snake Bay. This dive give you the opportunity to explore the reef further South.

Directions: Due West of Willemstad, travel 2.4 km West on Weg Naar Bullenbaai. Turn left to head to the Village of Boca Sami. When you reach the water, turn left and travel for about 1 km.


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05/18/2015 Paul Beckett (Avg: 2.92 Review) - I did the snake bay yesterday. But there is a huge oil exploration ship parked off the shore drilling an exploration well around 300 yards off shore. It's making a right din that really has confused a lot of the fish. The local dive centres aren't controlling the lion fish very well either here. I saw 12 specimens down in 30 odd metres.

08/07/2003 RobnKim (Avg: 3.92 Review) - Curacao has marker rocks painted at each of the dive sites. According to their marker - Snake Bay is at the Wederfoort Apartments, although this is not how it is described by this site. This site describes Snake Bay as being down the road from Boca Sami and Boca Sami as being at the beach of the apartments. (Boca Sami's 'marker' as of July '03 is at the end of the road into St. Michiel at the traffic circle.) We dove off the beach at the Wederfoort Apartments. The ramp makes for an easy entry. There is a small rock jetty to the left blocking the current. The swim is fairly short. The reef was very nice, lots of young fish. Upon exit we met a local family swimming, they were very enamored of our equipment. All the kids and dad borrowed our mask and snorkels to check out the fish, the kids also had fun breathing underwater on our octos.

11/17/2001 Kirk Peddicord (Avg: 2.60 Review) - Not worth the effort


Site Photos

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 Map     Sat
GPS: CU1801


Entrance at Snake Bay 

After the last house on the right, follow the dirt road to the beach.


 Map     Sat
GPS: CU1802


Parking at Snake Bay 

You can park next to the entry point.


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GPS: CU1803


Entry at Snake Bay 

The parking is up the dirt ramp in the background. Enter with your buddy for balance.




Aerial at Snake Bay 
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The reef edge is just a minute away.

Last Verification: February, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Snake Bay  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.33
Bottom Conditions:  3.33
Reef Conditions:  3.00
Animal Life:  3.00
Plant Life:  3.33
Facilities:  2.33
Solitude 2.33
Roads:  2.67
*Site Average:  3.15

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  4.00
Beginner Scuba:  4.00
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  3.00
Night diving Scuba:  3.33

Number of reviews for this site: 3


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