BOCA ASCENSION

Curaçao

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Duikersgids Support Team

13-10-2019

Ooit een plastic dump nu een beschermd natuurgebied.

24 m Visibility
-2 °C - 17 m

Boca Ascension is a large bay on the rugged north side of Curaçao. Boat dives are made here in front the bay entrance. The bottom of Boca Ascension consists of rocks to a depth of 15 meters, followed by a reef that ends on a sandy bottom at 30 meters. Gobies and crabs hide between the rocks, while hawksbill turtles and parrotfish thrive on the reef. The sandy plateau is the domain of thornback and eagle rays. Boca Ascension is a beautiful walking area, where flamingos and turtles can be seen from the high rocky coast. Boca Ascension used to be called the Plastic Bay because all the plastic, that was dumped into the sea in past times, collected in the bay. Nowadays it's a protected nature reserve. The site is named after country house Ascension.

Particulars

Boca Ascension is only accessible from a boat. Enter the water and dive over the rocks, corals and sandy plateaus. Nothing will remind you of the huge mountain of plastic that once filled this bay. The coral of Boca Ascension is most beautiful between 13 and 25 meters deep.

Warnings

Boca Ascension is a nature reserve. High waves and strong currents and under currents in front of the bay. A fairly deep dive, keep an eye on your air supply.

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BOCA ASCENSION Features

Nicknames
Boca Ascension
Address
Boca Ascension, Curaçao
Parking
At charter
Distance
50 min.
Suitable for
Advanced divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive, reef dive
Current
Limited, strong
Visibility
15 -25 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
40 m.
Bottom
koraal,rots,zand
Life
Eagle ray, crab, goby, hawksbill turtle, blenny, thornback ray
Other recreation
Rambling
Emergency
912

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