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La Machaca Reef

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Snorkeled Here

The water was not as clear as I would have liked the day we were there. However, I did enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
MilwaukeeSunseeker2
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Watersmeet, Michigan
Great, easy reef for a shore dive

The reef is right off of Capt Don's Habitat dock. There is a line that leads off of the dock... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
mpofirefighter
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Coram, New York
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Diving spot in front of Captain Don's.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 Mar 2017
“Snorkeled Here”
25 Nov 2015
“Great, easy reef for a shore dive”
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Bonaire
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The water was not as clear as I would have liked the day we were there. However, I did enjoy the colorful coral. Captain Don's Habitat allowed us to use their ladders on the small pier to get into the water. They only would charge...More

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Reviewed 26 November 2015

The reef is right off of Capt Don's Habitat dock. There is a line that leads off of the dock heading west and a 110 ft drop off with a cool wall. Once at the end of the line. you can go north or south....More

Thank mpofirefighter
Reviewed 28 August 2015

One of the easiest reefs in the world to dive: you drop down, go left, go right, and at half a tank, turn around until you come across a rope that extends from Captain Don's pier all the way to the sandy bottom at 130...More

1  Thank AmbassadorCarl
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We have made numerous trips to Bonaire and always enjoy diving La Machaca. It is an easy dive from Captain Don's and Buddy Dive. In past years we have encountered a huge green moray on the small wreck. No luck this year though.

2  Thank adsLubec
Reviewed 29 July 2015

La Machaca is both a great dive during the day and night. The wreck is very accessible in 45 feet of water and holds a variety of life. At night the Tarpon come out and follow you around the site.

Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 3 July 2015

It was nice, easy access, steps into the water or just jump off the dock and you're in. They say its deep enough but if you're over 6' tall be careful, I hit the bottom jumping off the dock. Enjoy the sunk boats and very...More

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Great dive spot, large fish under the small wreck. Frog fish, lots of coral, I could dive this spot every day

Thank keywestelaine
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We did the dive twice, once during the day and another time as a night dive, oddly enough, we saw more during the day and it made for a better dive,

Thank BobsMackenzie M
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Hubby and I kicked out here from Buddy Dive's dock. The wreck itself is pretty small and easy to get to. Only entertaining for a few minutes, so we kept on going (north), and found ourselves at a familiar place - dive site Small Wall...More

2  Thank ForReality
Reviewed 17 September 2013

It is as if you enter a whole new world. Like one you dreamed of as a child, a magical place full of colourful lights, in this case, colourful fish.

Thank Catherine v
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