Author: Debbie (---.asm.bellsouth.net)
Date: 06-22-06 20:41
Hey, I'm impressed that it only weighs 40 pounds. We always take and use our own equipment; since it's life support, I feel it's better to use your own since you are familiar with it.
Soldier's Point is a great shore dive. Gear up just below the parking lot under the trees. Find a break in the rocks to your left (about opposite where the "entrance" to the beach is), wade in, and do a long surface swim to the left; don't be discouraged by the large swath of sand and turtle grass. The reef is patchy and full of juveniles, anemones, soft corals and lots of hamlets that I don't see other places - shy hamlet, black hamlet and others. I even saw a sailfin blenny and a chain moray at Soldier's Point. Oh, and don't forget the occasional eagle ray. It's very shallow and if you have good air consumption, you'll get bored before you get anywhere close to draining your tank. The reef is not the healthiest you'll see in Culebra, but I love it because it's a peaceful, calm cove with lots of fish. Don't go too far to the left and around the point - the current really picks up out there. There's also a deeper outer reef, but it's too hard for me to tell you how to find it. Ask Walter at Culebra Divers. After your dive, kick back on the shore and have a cocktail. Nothing better!