Dave M.'s Dive Log
Ponquogue Bridge on 8/21/2005
High slack tide is an absolute must here. I generally enter the water 35 mins after high tide, which gives about 40 mins before the outgoing current starts to rip. The town recently added a floating dock next to the bridge, reserved strictly for divers entry/exit. No more climbing over the rocks.
Playa Largu on 8/21/2005
I first dove this reef as a boat dive, then found it from shore on my last day in Curacao. Follow the dirt road to the landhuis (a fun drive in itself), pay $3 to access, and you have 3 beaches to choose from. Playa Largu is the last one, with an easy drive right along the edge of the beach. No facilities, but then again, likely no other people there either. Find a place to park, suit up, and it's an easy 50 yard snorkel out to the reef. In August I had calm water, little current, 82 degree water, and 60-80' vis. A couple of good underwater landmarks make navigation easy, and I was told the reef is great in both directions (I only did 1 dive from shore, and went off to the left--east). Was told turtles are common, though I didn't see any. Otherwise, a great reef, in good shape, with good life.
Clark's Beach on 8/21/2005
I dove this sight back in '03. It's a shallow, easy shore dive, with the typical bottom for LI...sand, scattered rocks, a pipeline that can be followed for navigation. Many clubs use this area for checkout dives, since it's shallow, easy entry, and usually calm. I can't comment on the other post regarding a chain across the access road, since I dove it 2 years ago, but I did hear that the land, which is owned by the village of Greenport, is up for sale or has been sold, so it's possible.