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Bonaire National Marine Park

Address: Barcadera z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Phone Number: + 599 717 8444
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
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Almere-Stad, Flevoland, Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful coral and fishes! Had a very good time in the azul blue waters of bonaire! The reefs are very well preserved by stinapa.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The abundance and quality of snorkeling is pretty darn good. Easy access and (other than Klein Bonaire), no crowds.

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Clear water and abundant live coral. The fish were truly the most amazing I've ever seen. Many I had never seen before.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Honestly, if your just diving I would stay out of the park because the diving profile is the same as the northern part of the island If your in the park though you have to contend with a pretty rough ride all the way through the park before you get to the Yellow markers. However if your checking out the... More 

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Champlin, MN
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This reef provides so much to look at while diving and snorkeling that you really can't get bored of it. You just need to slow down and take it all in. The elk horn coral is staging a great comeback and there are huge forests of it now at several sites. The lion fish are still there but are getting... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Did a boat dive here and the corals and marine life were fantastic. These dive sites are less visited than many others on Bonaire so definitely worth a visit.

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Bailey, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was our first time to dive in Bonaire. It was wonderful to be able to dive at a slow pace. We had a few rough days figuring our shore diving so here are a few tips to other shore diving newbies. Gear up at the truck and walk to the entry point. Have your fin straps loosened before you... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We drove around all day inside the park. It was wonderful. We took hundreds of pictures of birds and wildlife.

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Colorado
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

While you can't dive your last day in Bonaire, you can always snorkel at the National Park. Its a pretty drive to the park and kind of a long drive through the park. We stopped at most of the defined beach areas and made a day of it. Bring a picnic lunch, water and enjoy the sights.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Bonaire's national marine park, headed by Ramon de Leon, has done the Caribbean's best job of managing the invasive lionfish population ... most recently at the end of November 2014 with a two-day lionfish hunting derby ... nearly lionfish were culled from Bonaire's reefs and the fish were cleaned, cooked & served to the public at a great party on... More 

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