Salt Pier
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Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.
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Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Bonaire has a stunning landscape and seascape. Salt Pier is one of it. The crystal clear and warm waters are everywhere and the amazing sceneries are eye-catching. One of the ways to see Salt Pier is by bike and the road leading to the Salt Pier and Salt Mountain is up to par.
Written January 3, 2023
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Marcy A
Houston, TX208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We drove ourselves to see the salt flats and it was fantastic. It was so interesting to see the equipment scraping the salt and the conveyor systems. Definitely, a place to visit. By the terminal pier, they have a box of salt crystals that you can take as a souvenir.
Written March 1, 2023
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Debra L
Omaha, NE70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Dove at salt pier on a very windy day. Be sure you have water shoes if you're snorkeling to enter water. Check around and watch where divers enter ad after you get out 20 feet it's an easy snorkel/dive. We saw 10/12 turtles while entering on the right side of the pier. Saw several schools of colorful fish under the pier. I would go on a day with less wind to be safe for smaller kids.
Written January 21, 2020
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LizaB
Las Vegas, NV549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We dove the salt pier twice and both times saw amazing sea life. First dive out we saw a sea turtle eating sea grass and then 15 min later a spotted eagle ray. So many schools of fish. Healthy looking hard and soft coral. Loved all the stag horn coral.

Second dive a few days later was phenomenal. Saw a sea turtle going out towards the pier and tons of fish. The highlights were our guide finding a seahorse and another diver finding an octopus! Wow! The grand finale of the dive was 7-8 sea turtles grazing on sea grass. Truly a magical dive.

Easy entry and exit. Dive site good for all dive levels. Max depth 50 feet but ideally only need to stay 20-30 feet to see all the fabulous life.
Written September 1, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Bonaire is primary a dive destination and for us not participating in it there're very few attractions.
We had only 7 hours to spend here during our cruise, so we rented a car and drove around the entire island.
The salt pier is some 15 min drive south from Kralendijk and cruise port and you cannot miss it driving the coastal road. It was interesting to see the salt ponds and pure white salt mountains, as well the huge salt transportation structure. However, it's just a 10 min photo stop and you cannot enter the premises.
Written February 9, 2023
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Allen B
Muskegon, MI1,200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It was amazing to see the mounds of salt and the pier used to deliver the salt to ships. The pier itself is quite amazing in size and structure. What was disappointing was the large number of people diving in the immediate area that were smoking on the beach and leaving their cigarette butts in the sand, and others with plastic water bottles left sitting in the sand where the surf could get them.
Written January 2, 2023
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PapaScarbelly
19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We used Bonaire Cruisers to get to the Salt Pier to snorkel. We found it to be highly overrated! It was also windy the day we visited, which made snorkeling back to shore a chore. We would skip Salt Pier if we return to Bonaire.
Written January 22, 2024
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pizzamaynard
Louisville, KY49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I was there with my 4 teenagers and my wife. It’s pretty amazing because you can snorkel right off the beach and see a ton of tropical fish just 20 foot from the shore. I do caution you though to have some type of flotation devices. I looked
Up at one point and my kids had went further than I was comfortable with . A few had life jackets etc. (I know, I know,). Anyhow, when we had been floating around you didn’t realize how hard it was to swim BACK to shore. I went to get them bc they couldn’t hear me. The current wasn’t what I had experienced before where it was pulling us out, but it really wore us out getting back in. I have my daughter my float and told her to get away. I barely made it back to a place I was able to stand up. I definitely wouldn’t have made it another 20’. We were on a cruise and the next day I met a guy from Illinois that had the same exact thing happen to him and his family. Yes, we should’ve been better prepared but there were no warning signs so I am just hoping to keep this from happening to anyone else. On the positive side, it was definitely a spot worth stopping and seeing. Just be cautious and safe.
Written April 9, 2023
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Joe C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Had an amazing dive at Salt Pier. Went in right after sundown and dove a 55 minute profile. Saw an Eagle Ray, two sting rays, turtle and an abundance of moray eels and fish including barracuda!!! I highly recommend a night dive at the pier!
Written February 10, 2020
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dianne p
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Shore diving is why people go to Bonaire, in addition to seeing very protected, very beautiful, pristine reefs. But shore diving can be a little risky, because the shore is very rocky, and you can get hurt getting in and out. So, in addition to shore dives, consider doing one or two boat dives, to places not accessible by shore. You then also get the benefit of having a guide to take you to the best spots.
Written February 13, 2020
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