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Bonaire Marine Park

Kralendijk Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Bonaire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
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Curitiba, PR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is all about diving freedom. Rent a truck, load it with tanks, drive until you find a yellow stone, park, gear up and…DIVE! That is Bonaire, dive when you want, where you want. The Marine Park is amazing, the diving sites are very well in terms of marine life, if the $25 fee is really going to preserve the... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent two weeks in Bonaire and dove many of the sights. We enjoyed the diving, especially at Nukove, Willemstoren Lighthouse and the sights on the east coast. The reef is in great condition and there are almost no currents to speak of so you can really spend the time and explore it properly. However, we found that while each... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What an amazing place to dive. The shore diving options here are endless and also great for snorkelers. This island takes care of their reef! Rays, barracuda, tarpon, mackerel, turtles and tons of fish!!

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Polkowice, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The abundance of marine life is really amazing. Each time I was amazed at the variety of fish and other organisms.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Some of the best diving in the Caribbean. Most sites are accessible from the shore or by boat. Very little in the way of current.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

WATER!! this place is all about the water. Diving, Snorkeling, watching the sunset. Recommend Dive Friends.

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Harriman, Tennessee, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The shore diving in Bonaire is wonderful! Rays, octopus, hard and soft coral, squid, etc. Easy access at multiple locations. Dive on your own schedule and profile not the boat and guides!

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Key West, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a beautiful park, and it's best to get there as early as possible. There is a hike to the top of Mt. Brandaris, highest peak in Bonaire. I have done this several times, and am hoping for a very clear day to see Aruba. This takes a couple of hours. Next, drive through the park, head to the... More

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Get the brochure. Dive and snorklinig locations are well marked and it gives you extra information per site

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Poolville, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Bonaire and the marine park is truly a diver's paradise. Unfortunately, the most dived areas are getting pretty worn down. Although you should have access to all the areas of the reef, a couple of resorts charge you to have access from their dock (Capt Don's and Sunset). I find that irritating! It is one thing if you use their... More

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