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    Beach divi/druif

    I was reading about the drowning at druif beach.....very, very sad. it almost like people forget to be careful when they are on vacation.

    So, we are staying at the divi golf and we are wondering if waves like that are common in this area. I read that on the day of the drowning the waves were as high as 12 feet, I would not swim in waves of half that size and I am a strong swimmer. In general is it safe to swim at druif? What about undertows, are they common?

    We normally stay on palm beach but we're looking forward to a little more surf, within reason of course.
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    generally , YES

    12 foot surf is absolutely not the nrom.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dedee View Post
    I was reading about the drowning at druif beach.....very, very sad. it almost like people forget to be careful when they are on vacation.

    So, we are staying at the divi golf and we are wondering if waves like that are common in this area. I read that on the day of the drowning the waves were as high as 12 feet, I would not swim in waves of half that size and I am a strong swimmer. In general is it safe to swim at druif? What about undertows, are they common?

    We normally stay on palm beach but we're looking forward to a little more surf, within reason of course.


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    usually the water is quit calm and you can walk in and float without worrying about anything. the water is usually crystal clear....very nice
    but of course when storms come through things change and unfortunately 12' waves are nothing to shake a stick at....
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    Twelve foot waves are not the norm. I just love Druif Beach and while I do feel it is safe to swim there, I also feel there are times that you have to respect the ocean and just use the pool. There used to be an older woman (Lucy) who worked at the Divi and on days that the waves were crashing she would tell me not to go in. She would say the Ocean was angry and would eat you. She always made me smile!! Most every trip I have found there has been a day or two that I would opt for the pool but most times it was just fun to enjoy the waves
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    I remember Lucy, loved her would always bring her a Christmas pin. I was almost swept away in a undertow years ago and have been very cautious ever since.

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    I miss Lucy. There was one time I didn't listen and I got taken down by the waves. Ended up with a lot of scrapes but it sure did teach me respect!!
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    Do you folks mean Lucy that drove the shuttle for a while?
    If so, I know her well... she's still out and about on the island.
    Wonderful person, does lots of animal charity work,
    and she's one of my Reiki clients when I'm there...
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    Not sure I could picture Lucy driving the shuttle, but who knows!! She was an older woman, very kind, very superstitious!!! She had short dark hair and everyone would stop to chat with her.
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    Lucy that I knew and loved would always be in charge of the lobby area as far as mopping it up every morning and arranging all the chair cushions nice and neat.

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    Then we're talking about a different Lucy. The one I speak of drove a shuttle for a few years, then ended up working at the airport doing some level of security, and now, she's retired and seemingly doing a lot of animal rescue work, if her facebook page is any indication.

    That island is just full of good hearts and intentions.
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