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Site Review by
 Ron Gubbins
Date: 11/14/2010

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ron Gubbins Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Chalan Pago Reef:    5.00
State:   Guam Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    5.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    2.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.54
Just a quick mention. Both of the previous entries in the More Guam are largely about Gun Beach. Gun Beach is accessed by a road just to the north of the main strip in Tumon. The road has big signs that say 'Do not Enter'. They are a lie put up by a group that was once trying to gain control of the area to put up big condo buildings. Gun Beach is a public site, accessible to all. The road getting to it is quite rough due to erosion, so drive slowly and carefully and bear right near the end into the public parking area. The beach itself is excellent. It is a fairly quiet spot, and I've never seen more than about 20 people at a time there in total, mostly there are 4 or 5. You enter by the phone line pipes which run out from the shore and are easily identifiable. You have to walk about 100 yards out for water deep enough to SCUBA, but you can snorkel from near shore. I stress this, examine the wave action! If there are big waves and you are not experienced, do not go in. I have seen people hammered onto the very rough reef by these waves. Current can also be an issue here. People have been swept out to sea here if they go out too far. Follow the tide charts and only go here during incoming or slack high tides. Once you're in your gonna want to stay for several hours so plan your snorkel or dive accordingly. Following the pipes out, once you pass the near shore rubble, the reef opens up. The colors of the corals are intense, and the fish life is incredible. Morays, sharks and Manta's are occasionally seen here. I saw a squadron of very beautiful squid here once. If you follow the reef to the left you will be rewarded with a small area of spur and groove coral formations. They are incredibly full of life. If you follow the shoreline around the point and off to the right, you will find that things are just as good as to the left. There is a beach on the right that is just incredible, possibly the best beach on the island. I've never gone ashore there, it may be private. You can see hundreds of different fish at Gun Beach, corals, sponges, anemones, urchins, eels and more on this spot, and if the sun is shining, the colors pop!    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2010
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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