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Bonaire Marine Park

Kralendijk Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
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Ranked #1 of 41 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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Durham, nc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Bonaire has the best diving in the world. The entire island (or surrounding reef) is a Marine Park, and it is wonderful to say that it's healthy, vibrant, and alive with fish, coral, etc. We are currently on island, enjoying 2-5 dives per day, drive up to any of the dive sites, walk in, and start an hour+ dive. We've... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bonaire's water is perfect for snorkelling. You can go in the amazing cristal clear water right off the shore. Do not go to Bonaire if you are looking for a nice beach. The only place to find one hear is actually not on the island but on the small uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire. There is a water taxi to... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

All of the underwater world surrounding Bonaire is the Marine Park. We didn't get to dive all of the sites, however the one's that we did, were not disappointing. Great place for shore diving and some great creatures to see and observe.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Little Mermaid must not have lived in the Bonaire Marine Park, because if she did, she'd have had no desire to ever leave for dry land. The diversity of fish, coral, sponges, and other creatures here is phenomenal. I am a snorkeller, not a diver, and this is certainly a place where snorkelling brings great rewards. The water is... More

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Philadelphia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Bonaire is renowned among divers and the Marine Park is why. Bonaire's rocky coastline and warm waters are inviting and the Marine Park works to protect and preserve those waters and the fish that live there. Bonaire was the first island to formally establish a protected reserve and every diver pays an entrance to dive or snorkel in these waters.... More

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Diving in the Bonaire Marine Park is great, big fishes, nice corals and nice wrecks! Easy to go deepdiving too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We first dove here in the mid 1980s. The conservation efforts have kept the diver damage down, but it has lost some of the early luster.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

some of the best diving I have seen in the caribe, the shore diving can be very challenging, but was worth the extended effort,

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Temple, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

There is no such thing as a bad dive site here. Even the snorkeling is excellent. We simply cannot wait to return. Just amazing.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Diving in Bonaire is a great experience because the Marine Park is a protected reef. It is illegal to use gloves, because just a touch of the reef kills the coral. Boats have special moorings to keep anchors from dragging over reefs and doing damage. Every dive is a reminder that human action can cause damage, but careful diving keeps... More

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