This dive site close to the red slave huts often has a strong and unpredictable current. Only experienced divers can dive here and even they have to stop diving with strong current. Between the first and second hut from the left is a path to the spot where you can enter the water.
The shallow plateau consists of sand and early in the morning you will almost always spot large stingrays. At 20 feet you will find a beautiful coral garden to the left of the buoy. The drop off starts at 33 feet with a ledge and canal system. The reef drops down to 115 feet; between 115 and 131 feet you will find a few old anchors. From 66 feet you’ll find pretty much bushy black coral, everywhere on the reef you will find purple row pore rope sponges. Behind the buoy two currents collide and that means much food that attracts the larger fish.
In 1829, HMS Barham sank here, but only the ballast rocks of this wooden ship can be found. At 167 feet is another drop off, which is only accessible to technical divers but can hardly be visited as to the strong current.
Do you want to visit Red Slave? In Bonaire Dive Guide you can find more information and detailed directions. Convenient, as many dive sites on the South coast are off road and hard to find. The guide is also practical as a reference and safe: leaving your mobile phone in the car during a dive is not wise.