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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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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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Shore diving heaven

The great thing about this place is you can grab a tank and dive anywhere! Beautiful walls, tons of fish and things to find! I think the best diving on the whole reef is between... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brad P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The great thing about this place is you can grab a tank and dive anywhere! Beautiful walls, tons of fish and things to find! I think the best diving on the whole reef is between 45-65 feet. If your a scuba diver this place should be on your bucket list! Shore diving capital of the World!

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Thank Brad P
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a few lines to describe my experience at Bonaire National Marine Park. I would like to emphasize that my partner and me we are not especially interested in this kind of parks, thus for people who is interested in nature this review might be a little bit confused. After choosing the route 2 (shorter than route 1), we have... More 

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Thank Ricardo B
Boston, MA
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can find wonderful coral and fish from almost anywhere in the west coast of Bonaire, in the National Marine Park. Great variety of fish, and healthy coral. The beaches are often rocky, so beach shows are recommended, but the snorkeling can't be beat.

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Thank TravelOmnivore
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It will take you forever to travel through this but you have to do it. There is a little restaurant midway that does serve good food and you can also dive from that location.

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Thank Kristy W
blooming
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Turtles, eels, lionfish, scorpion fish etc. The reefs are beautiful. The water is warm 80 degrees and the visibility was over 100 feet. If you love scuba this is heaven.

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Thank amanda g
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Snorkeling was AMAZING here, thanks to Woodwind Tours!! Saw sea turtles and lots of fish. Beautiful clear water. It's absolutley hesven!!

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Thank kim_vierra
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Bonaire many times and this time I was very happy to see the improved health of the reef. The Coral Restoration Project has made great strides in ensuring that the reef can provide beauty for future generations. The diving is easy and there are millions of fish. Go there and enjoy.

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Thank Debra562
Deport, Texas
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are so many places to dive!!! The reef and aquatic wildlife are amazing! Beautiful scenery and great parking everywhere! Absolutely loved it

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Thank Kelly C
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible snorkeling experience. I can't wait to return to Bonaire and see the beautiful things that live just below the surface of the water just a few meters from shore.

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Thank Robert J
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonaire has been called one of the top 5 dive sites in the world. The crystal clear waters and friendly people willing to provide introductory instruction to novices that want to learn or for the more experienced divers great experiences in the Marine Park. All users of the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) pay admission (Nature Fee) to enter the... More 

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