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Address: Bonaire
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Diving spot in front of Captain Don's.

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The Easiest Dive in the world

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2015
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Coram, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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. It is recommended that you check the current direction and go against it going out... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 feet (yes, I checked). While the reef is dived frequently by inexperienced divers, both Don's... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 easy layout of this dive. Octopus and eels are frequently here.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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,

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 (which we'd done as a boat dive the previous day).

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Mapping La Machaca was part of my dive master training & I love this little boat. I have found frog fish,sea horses & all kinds of fish, critters & corals in around and under her. It is a must dive for me & I can highly recommend it not only during the day, but at night & if you have... More 

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