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Address: Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Great place to spot exotic sealife.

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Expect a tarpon nudge if diving at night

I stayed at Den Leman so this was the house reef right outside of my room. Lucky us!!! The daytime diving is great; healthy, gently sloping reef with lots of small to mid-sized... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hurricane in 2007 devastated most of the shore reefs on this island. Still, there are a few heads of brain coral here and there, and plenty of fish, in SOME places. Not a lot of fish here though. I wouldn't bother with it. Spend $5 on a beach chair at Spice Beach club just up the road. There are... More 

Thank mshulman
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Den Leman so this was the house reef right outside of my room. Lucky us!!! The daytime diving is great; healthy, gently sloping reef with lots of small to mid-sized reef fish, macro, and the occasional turtle. We did a fluoro dive at night here as well, which was an amazing and unique experience (literally like diving... More 

Thank JJtraveltheworld
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy entry with lots of fish around the cement slabs. It's like an aquarium. There is also a cafe there if you want to have lunch.

Thank Judi L
Leiden, The Netherlands
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140 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews, we (newish snorklers) were expecting something special but the beach is small and not sooooo easy to gget in and out. There are indeed nice fish...but it is difficult to avoid meeting nice fish in Bonaire. It certainly was not worth the 40 mintes walk!

Thank ArtyGr
Damascus, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great dive site to see all types of life on the reef. This is the reef just off the shore of the sand dollar resort. I hope Andrea and the Sand Dollar team remember this is not their reef and that it belongs to national parks so that all can enjoy it.

Thank Scuba I
Belding, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we left Bari reef at a dump called wanna dive. Jerk confronted me and basically wanted to fight because I used his wash tank. Do not go to this business. We got nose to nose and he backed off. Think he may be some kind of flunky there.

Thank Tom C
St. Charles
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dive site has a lot of fish diversity and a moderate current. It was easy to get into and out of the water.

Thank Wendy M
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237 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

//but we loved the water once we got in and felt very comfortable in the water. We started at the Sand Dollar Beach but we would recommend the ladders from Coco beach instead to avoid the tricky rocks. Overall, a really nice experiience and we would go back and recommend it for shore snorkeling.

Thank SCRAPPYJupiter
Platte City, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We stayed at the Sand Dollar and this was the house reef. It rewarded us every time we got in the water, with a wide array of sea life. Even if you aren't staying here, we encourage folks to check this one out. It was also one of the easier sites to enter and exit that we tried.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

With an island surrounded by a beautiful reef, it is hard to be outstanding. Bari Reef is just ok for diving. It is, however a great place for snorkeling. We saw eels, sea turtle and some very large tarpin. If you need a dive shop, the people at Bari Reef are very accomodating and personable.

Thank Gregory S

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