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Bari Reef

Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Kralendijk
Type: Reefs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Great place to spot exotic sealife.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very easy access to get in and out. Convenient to buddy's, which has a great drive through air depot (so we stay nearby) so convenient to lodging. Reef is very close and diversity was great. Two turtles, sea cucumbers, sea snakes, shrimp, flounder, eels, tons of fish,, etc. gentle current going toward north end.

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British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Bari Reef is right off the Sand Dollar hotel, and looks like a shoreline full of washed out concrete docks from land. Swim both North and South from the entry point, indicated by the yellow rock, and you will find outcrops full of tons of fish, and in the other direction, close to shore and right by the hotel,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can access this reef from the public (and tiny) Spice Beach next to the Eden Beach resort or from the Sand Dollar condominiums via a staircase from the sun deck. I liked the ease of access as well as the fish - especially in the submerged dock near Spice Beach now known as the "aquarium". It now forms a... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The most amazing thing about Bonaire is how seemingly mundane locations can have great snorkeling and diving. The "beach", if you can even call it that, is off a traffic rotary and next to a dirt parking lot. Not very impressive, until you jump in next to the broken-down concrete pier that juts out in the water, and suddenly you're... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We would rate Bari as one of the top three sites on the island, next to or including 'Something Special' (a boat dive nearby), and Salt Pier. Not to be missed, one of the most accessible shore dives, and a rewarding experience in terms of what you'll see. Hard to spot the yellow marker stones, but that's in part because... More

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Menominee, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great diving, as are almost all dives on Bonaire! Awesome coral formations, great sea life, shore dive with a short swim to the reef. A very relaxed dive atmosphere on Bonaire!!

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Moira, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Easy shore access; sort swim out to reef; fabulous array of corals and wonderful variety of fish life, small and large. Never fails to delight

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Bari Reef site is not great for snorkelers. It has barren sand flats from the cliffs below the Sand Dollar condos out to the wall edge.

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Decatur, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Bari Reef is well known throughout the dive community as being one of the best reefs for seeing a great variety of sea critters. If you dive no other spot on Bonaire, you must not miss this one.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We are snorkelers, not divers, and didn't really do the "reef" per say. I had read about the shore snorkeling near Bari Reef, and planned to try it. The location turned out to be right next to where we were staying (the Den Laman Condos). It was wonderful: we saw lots of reef fish (parrot fish, butterfly fish, Sargeant Majors,... More

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