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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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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
95 helpful votes 95 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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Tipp City, Ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We don't scuba, but we snorkel. We saw many schools of brightly colored tropical fish. We enjoyed talking to several scuba divers, but that is just not our thing.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have dived every island and Mexico in the Caribbean. Bonaire hands down has the best, most healthy, fish filled reefs period. That's the bottom line, the best you can get near the USA.

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Some of the very best diving in the world - well worth the trip! A great place to come to shore dive - you can walk right in just about anywhere and find a terrific abundance of sea life, great visibility and healthy reefs.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very cool, great diving locations a few beaches. Just make sure you bring sunscreen and LOTS of water.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stinapa is doing a great job of protecting the underwater environment. Noted for the boat dive trips there are new moorings. The brochures provided in dive shops are informative. So many wonderful dives and so well managed throughout the island. Bravo!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We loved the shore diving in Bonaire. Absolutely beautiful reef and ocean life seen. Except for your gear, all the shore diving is free. A mandatory $25 fee per person (good for a year) must be paid at any dive shop for anyone entering the water. I purchased Susan Porter's guide to shore dive in Bonaire before the trip and... More

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Henderson, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The diving was great in Bonaire. We dove almost every site both North and South. Some sites were more difficult than other due to the entry of the site. Some sites are not for everyone. But there are sites for all divers to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great diving. No need for a boat. The only thing required besides your scuba gear is hard soled diving boots. Entries are the toughest part. After your in the dives are quite easy and pretty.

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