Gun Beach

Gun Beach
Guam
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Site Review by
 Ron Gubbins
Date: 09/18/2011

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Ron Gubbins Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Chalan Pago Reef:    3.00
State:   Guam Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    3.00

Evaluation

*Average:    2.81
Another update for Gun Beach snorkeling. The new beach bar has caused considerable damage to the fragile marine environment here. I previously gave it 5 years until total destruction, I must update that count to 2 years. First of all there are now at least 10 times the people on the beach compared to just 10 months ago. Secondly, runoff, I believe from the new beach bar, has caused an algae bloom, which is degrading all portions of the site. At depths of 15 feet or less I see algae that was not present when I first snorkeled here. Third, the people on the beach leave quite a bit of garbage behind. As a matter of fact, I have never seen beaches as dirty as I have on Guam. Family beach, a popular spot here, is completely junked up. In spots there are piles of refuse 2 feet deep. I have no idea why, but folks here just don't clean up after themselves. I am used to zero impact sites, where you must carry out everything you bring in, Here they just leave their garbage behind. Back to Gun Beach; I suggest you hit it now. Soon there will be commercialization up towards the north even further, and the greatness of this spot will be gone.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Fall
Year:    2011
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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