|By luis figueroa (BonaireTalker - Post #33) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 9:13 am:|
In Jerry Schnabel and Susl Swygerts' Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Bonaire, they mention the remains of a freighter that went aground there a few hundred yards to the east of the lighthouse. Anyone know of this wreck? I've never dove Southern sites as little voice in my head said no.. But curious if anyone has and has seen the remnants of wreck.
|By michael gaynor (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4367) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:15 am:|
Not much left..it used to be a great picture when it as partly on the beach. You shot through the window of the abandoned lighthouse keeper's house...great image..
|By luis figueroa (BonaireTalker - Post #35) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:31 am:|
Have you ventured to dive sites like Lightouse, Red Slave? You must get some cool palegics if look out to open ocean. I'm used to diving rough waters of new england and used to currents.. I would only dive those sites with someone that was experienced for first dive.
|By William Adams (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:50 am:|
Luis,just did a dive at Red Slave yesterday. It was very calm with almost no current or surface wave.
|By luis figueroa (BonaireTalker - Post #36) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:56 am:|
Dohh!! I was so tempted to do it.. Now another reason to go back. Wonder how much different from sites further north. (Salt City..)
|By Barbara "CB" Gibson (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6565) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:14 pm:|
Luis, you that you are smart to be judicious about the south end, Lighthouse at least. It's a fabulous dive, but the entry is yards and yards or shin deep water interspersed with places where you can step into deeper or shallower water without seeing it coming....it doesn't take much wave action to create ankle twisting(or worse) conditions. We've only done it on the flattest of days, and there was still current.
|By Scot Ward (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #272) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:50 pm:|
Hi Luis, I have only been to Bonaire 4 times (a relative beginner) On our last trip (Oct 2010) there was a wind reversal and we did 2 dives by the light house they where very good dives! no Pelagics in the open however. We also did a few dives on the east side long swim out compared to the west side. I don't really know anything about the ship you asked about.
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