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Esso Bonaire
Physical Data
and Notes

by Dave Gillings.
September 29, 2007

Dive Notes:

Map team dives with the dive master to find wreck. Good drop as south current helps us come into wreck from north. Goliath Grouper are all around-we count at least 12. They are remnants of aggregation in the area around Zion Train. Wreck remains intact, on keel facing south-southeast, and is covered with red algae and Halimeda, along with hydroids and some encrusting corals. Some holes in roof of wheelhouse (at 65 ft) and a deteriorating crossbrace in the hold are only signs of rusty corrosion. Wreck is still providing almost 30 feet of relief in the water column. Huge school of tomtates on wreck and one 4-ft. barracuda. Very nice dive in minimal current.





Physical Data

Weather

Partly Cloudy.
Air temp 80F
Wind from NE at 5-10 knots

Seas

2-3 ft. 

Current

to the South at 0.1 knots

Visibility

40 feet vertical,
46 feet horizontal at depth.

Max depth

96 feet.

Water temp

at bottom 85F

Time of Dive

Start: 8:26 a.m.
 End: 8:57 a.m.