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Site Review by
 Ann Geiger
Date: 03/20/2014

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ann Geiger Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Rockville Reef:    2.00
State:   MD Animal:    2.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   19 years Facilities:    2.00
 Dives:   775 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    1.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.57
Loved the remoteness of this site. No one there at all at beginning of first dive. People came and went after that, but it often felt like we had the place to ourselves. Never saw other divers. Boat ramp entry/exit area makes it easy to get in and out with minimal surf issues. Had no issues carrying camera in. Unfortunately our underwater experience left a lot to be desired. The reef to the south is reasonably healthy but to the north is quite damaged, possibly from the tsunami of 2011. The fish are quite scarce, small, and shy. If you go, swim in a direct line out from the entrance, underwater when you can, and you'll hit the top of a wall that goes down to 90ish feet (we stayed around 50). The last bit of road is heavily rutted and quite rough. While 4 wheel drive is not necessary, it is imperative that you have a vehicle with some clearance. Overall, we would only go back if there was some indication that the reef and fish had recovered.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    3.00
Advanced:    2.00
Night diving:    1.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    4.00
Surf:    4.00
 
 


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