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

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
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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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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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Adrian, OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We spent time in March 2014 on both Aruba and Bonaire. The diving and culture in Bonaire was incredible. I have only been diving for about four years now and this was my first venture into shore diving. Bonaire is truly a divers paradise with easy to find locations and a wonderful reef. I cannot say enough about Bonaire and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Protected reefs and eco-conscious populace: what more could a diver or snorkeler want? The Marine Park makes Bonaire one of the only truly protected areas in the Caribbean.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place for both diving and snorkeling. Eels, turtles, coral reef fish and simply endless dive sites. If you get a diving pass, you enter Washington Slagbaai National Park for free ;)

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

a must see stop, even when not tired of diving, just be sure to be at entrance gate before noon…. most of it to be posted on Facebook.com/arieh cohen

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SF bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great accessible reefs, well protected. Boat trip to Park is about an hour, some chop in the water, not too bad as it is on the lee side of the island. Nice drift diving, some giant lobsters to see and other critters.

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