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Bonaire National Marine Park

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Address: Barcadera z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone Number: + 599 717 8444
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore...
Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
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Pink Flamingos

Great place to view the wildlife and the wild pink flamingos. The route winds along the coast and goes through beautiful wild landscape. Hundreds of flamings are in the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to view the wildlife and the wild pink flamingos. The route winds along the coast and goes through beautiful wild landscape. Hundreds of flamings are in the water along the shore eating or just lounging. The surrounding terrain has interesting cacti and other desert plants. There are numerous varieties of birds to view.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutley worth worth visiting the Divi Flamingo, SCUBA Diving was mind blowing !! Snorkeling was the same !!

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Chicago
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone that enters the water must buy a $25 cash only pass. This will ensure that efforts to protect and renovate the reefs around Bonaire will continue.

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Boston. MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

great snorkeling and beautiful scenery. You get a feel for what the world looks like under water. Peacocks, goats and all kinds of birds run free.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The beach was extremely clean, the reef was healthy. The only down side was that we didn't have enough time to spend the amount I would have liked.

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Fort Collins, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Pretty much every shore dive is in the Marine Park. The clarity was a bit low while we were there, more like 50 feet instead of 80 (it was a bit stormier than usual for a February), but the curiosity and lack of fear of the fish attests to the fact this is a marine park where they are not... More 

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Rijnsaterwoude
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Bonaire should be applauded for the long time commitment it has shown to its coral reefs, as patrolled by STINAPA. The result is little (over)fishing, no mooring with anchors, and very little debris in the ocean or on the dive sites. Therefore always a pleasure to visit these reefs whether snorkeling or diving!

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Kimberley, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

the park is pristine. They take very good care of the park and it shows. Some of the most interesting dives are right off the wharfs

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful coral reefs, fish and turtles. The dive sites are well marked, easy to find and easy in and out.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Traveled this time with Gay SCUBA Week and stayed at Divi Dive Resort. As always Bonaire's marine life is vibrant and very healthy. 21 Dives accomplished in 6 days. Shore dives from Divi house reef and boat dives around the central part of the Western Island and Kline Bonaire.

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