Natural Pool, Druif Beach, Eagle Beach, California Lighthouse, Helicopter
I don't remember seeing any signs but our guide with Green Zebra told us before he let any of us hit the water.
And like Andrea said, if those reading it here can spread the word and it saves someone...great!
Don't be afraid to stop someone if you are there and see someone heading out too far. If they go anyway at least you know you warned them.
I too had an incident at Baby Beach last year. It was not a particularly nice day and it had been raining. The current was a little rough. I was being pulled in the opposite direction. I am not a great swimmer and I think I did panic. When I got back to shore I was exhausted! I may visit Baby Beach again but only snorkel if the weather and the current are good.
We go out to BB every year to snorkel, we usually have beginners with us and we make a point to tell them not to get too close to the seawater opening,,,,,have been close myself and the current can be strong....
Sad this had to even be a discussion on the forum, but glad that is being talked about so others can heed the warning...
i am not sure if anything has changed at baby beach.
what i do know is that folks continue to snorkel past the breakwater area, where the currents are fierce.
folks seem to over estimate their abilities and just "go for it".
another thing and i do not know if it is related to this drowning...... but folks at beaches here in the usa, aruba and all over the world; drink to excess on the beach and then enter the water. it is a recipe for disaster.
Originally Posted by Eagle Beach Boy
On the http://www.awe24.com/ web site there was another problem at Baby Beach. A few days ago a man drowned.
What is going on down there?
Has something changed.
I am a good swimmer so I have gone past the break several times at baby beach because thats where the snorkling gets good. I go out and then swim with the current till I get to the next inlet and there is a few times the current was so strong that you just about can't get in where you want. My buddy and his son got swepted past and headed to the rocks down farther. They made it back ok but I don't think they will ever forget about that. It can look so nice but mother nature can take over. Thats why I won't snorkle baby beach anymore unless I have my friend along with me. Its called a underwater scooter! Kent
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