On Wednesday February 9, 2011 my dive buddy Rob and I went diving at Mari Pampun. This dive site has several things to offer. You can dive shallow and enjoy the hard and soft coral or you can dive deeper and go to the car pile. We normally combine the two in one dive. During the first part of the dive we visit the wrecks and when our bottom time is up at depth we swim back shallow. But doing this we always miss the large pontoon that is at the end of the car pile. Our dive computers don't allow us to visit the pontoon at the end of the first leg of the dive because we started too deep too early. So this time we decided to just visit the pontoon. And it was worth is.
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On Sunday February 6, 2011 there were no cruise ships moored at the Megapier. A good opportunity for a guided dive organized by Trunkdivers to Tarpon City.
As you can see in the picture, this dive site is very close to the harbour entrance. For that reason diving is only permitted if authorized by the Curaçao Port Authorities. Because this large tanker came into the harbour guided by three tugboats we decided to wait before entering the water.
Baya beach is close to home, so it is one of my favorite dive sites. But not only because of the location. It is really a nice and diverse dive site. Of course there is the wreck of the tugboat. There is also a steep wall and there is the pier where you at the end of every dive can wander between the supporting poles till almost all your air is used up. These poles are fully covered by colorful sponges.