Carl's Hill Dive site
Carl's Hill  Dive site

Carl's Hill Dive site

A guide to scuba diving at Carl's Hill

Dive site: Carl's Hill

Location: Bonaire, Klein Bonaire

Dive type: Boat dive, reef dive

Skill level: Beginner

Visibility: The average visibility at Carl's Hill is 100 ft / 30 m, but Carl's Hill regularly offers even greater visibility - up to 150 ft / 55 m!

Depth: Carl's Hill is a 20 – 100 ft / 6 – 30 m dive site.

Water temperature: The water around Carl's Hill constantly provides scuba divers with comfortable temperatures. Most of the time, the water temperatures stay within the 78 - 84° F / 26 - 29° C spectrum.

Dive site information: Carl's Hill has got its name after the devoted underwater photographer Carl Roessler. Carl's Hill can be found on the northwest tip of Klein Bonaire. Carl Roessler is not the only underwater photographer to fall in love with this site. It offers a sheer wall that starts 20 yards offshore and drops down almost vertically until it reaches the sandy bottom at 70 feet / 21 meters. Currents along the wall are mild or of medium strength.

Marine life: The face of the wall is filled with dense layers of soft corals and sponges. The marine life is exiting, and commonly includes bar jacks, schools of blue tangs and large Barracudas. Whale shark and nurse shark have also been spotted here, but you have to be very lucky to encounter them.

Carl's Hill Dive site