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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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Amazing diving

All of the underwater world surrounding Bonaire is the Marine Park. We didn't get to dive all of the sites, however the one's that we did, were not disappointing. Great place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

All of the underwater world surrounding Bonaire is the Marine Park. We didn't get to dive all of the sites, however the one's that we did, were not disappointing. Great place for shore diving and some great creatures to see and observe.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Little Mermaid must not have lived in the Bonaire Marine Park, because if she did, she'd have had no desire to ever leave for dry land. The diversity of fish, coral, sponges, and other creatures here is phenomenal. I am a snorkeller, not a diver, and this is certainly a place where snorkelling brings great rewards. The water is... More 

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Philadelphia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Bonaire is renowned among divers and the Marine Park is why. Bonaire's rocky coastline and warm waters are inviting and the Marine Park works to protect and preserve those waters and the fish that live there. Bonaire was the first island to formally establish a protected reserve and every diver pays an entrance to dive or snorkel in these waters.... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Diving in the Bonaire Marine Park is great, big fishes, nice corals and nice wrecks! Easy to go deepdiving too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We first dove here in the mid 1980s. The conservation efforts have kept the diver damage down, but it has lost some of the early luster.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

some of the best diving I have seen in the caribe, the shore diving can be very challenging, but was worth the extended effort,

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

There is no such thing as a bad dive site here. Even the snorkeling is excellent. We simply cannot wait to return. Just amazing.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Diving in Bonaire is a great experience because the Marine Park is a protected reef. It is illegal to use gloves, because just a touch of the reef kills the coral. Boats have special moorings to keep anchors from dragging over reefs and doing damage. Every dive is a reminder that human action can cause damage, but careful diving keeps... More 

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This national park is what makes Bonaire the dive hotspot of the Caribbean. Visibility, marine life and coral all at their best. Whether in 10 or 80' of water the diving is great. Definitely the best I've seen anywhere in the islands.

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vancouver island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It is a natural wonder that is easily accessed by shore for divers of all levels. So much wildlife so close to people is something that should not be missed.

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