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  • Wind direction for optimum diving at Candyland and Taylormade

    Now that we travel with Windfinder.com app, we can pretty much plan our daily diving according to Windfinder's forecasts.
    In the past, we have made the trek to Candyland, Taylormade (and Karpata) only to find it very choppy and difficult entry. We will have a group with
    different levels of experience diving and snorkeling coming from South Belnam area. We don't want these first timers to Bonaire to miss out on the
    lovely areas North of Santa Barbara Crowns.
    Question: What is the optimal wind direction mainly for Candyland but not excluding 1,000 Steps and Karpata. I am thinking East (good) EastNorthEast (ENE) even better.
    Input? Thank you!

  • #2
    Yes, ENE is very good, but E is good too. Beware ESE and SE (like right now?)
    You may find the wind info at https://www.facebook.com/openbaarlichaamBonaire/ or https://www.knmidc.org/weather/bonaire/?Marineforecast more useful.
    Mel Briscoe, Alexandria, Virginia

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    • #3
      Not about wind direction at Candyland.
      Beware it the surf is coming straight into the entry between the two coral heads.
      This creates a sluice effect that makes it almost impossible to remove fins.
      The dreaded "beach crawl" works even over rocks!

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