We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kralendijk, Bonaire
Description:

Great place to spot exotic sealife.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 322 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Night Dive with the Tarpon

Bari reef is a great place to dive with depth over 130' deep there are tarpon, turtles and an abundance of marifne life with eagle rays etc. the Sand Dollar Condos are right on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
John M
Add Photo Write a Review

322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 269: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bari reef is a great place to dive with depth over 130' deep there are tarpon, turtles and an abundance of marifne life with eagle rays etc. the Sand Dollar Condos are right on the beach of the reef along with Dive Friends Bonaire ther are three wreck nearby to dive and the pier makes for great access.

Helpful?
Thank John M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great dive. Highest fish count of any reef in the Caribbean. Easy entry and exit either off the dock or to the south via shore entry.

Helpful?
Thank Timothy W
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually dove at Bari Reef twice. It was very colorful with lots of fish. The coral wasn't as colorful as I would have liked. It was a very easy entry and exit.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
66 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an ok reef right in town. Easy to get in and out...There are some nice fish to see...It is a bit dirty before you get to the reef...I saw an octopus, several tropical fish, green turtle, spotted more eel... etc. I like more something special reef near by...

Helpful?
Thank celadeira
Little Rock
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I don't know what it is that attracts all the fish, but it's overwhelming how many there are. Advice, the swim out is absolutely beat to hell. lots of dead coral and trash. It sucks. Don't let it deter you. Get out to the break over for the wall, and enjoy a great reef with tons of fish life. Hit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dustin C
Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Great dive site. Easy entry and exit.Saw so many things at this reef - octopus, eels (moray, spotted, goldentail, sharp-tail, goldspotted, chain), Bleeny’s galore – (redlip, sailfin, saddled, spinyhead, secretary, plus more), Eagle ray, tarpons, scorpionfish, spotted drums, turtles, shrimp, spotted spiny lobster, yellow headed jawfish, puffers, burrfish, trunk and cowfish, juvenile razorfish, margates, a bait ball …the list goes... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigBird57
Citrus Heights, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Either way you dive on this sight is wonderful, we had a chance to dive both directions a few times and always saw something different and special.

Helpful?
Thank Judy M
Atlanta
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We were once told that Bari has more identified fish than any other location on the Atlantic seaboard. Not sure how factual that is but we had daily dives there and saw new things every dive. We really didn't need a car since there was not much reason to have to go anywhere else.

Helpful?
Thank Andy A
Camden, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is our "go to" reef. Easy entry, little current. Even if the wind has the surf churning, Bari is always an easy dive. It is our favorite night dive spot. The tarpons never fail to show up and entertain.

Helpful?
Thank Ken S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I had the opportunity to dive this site twice in the last week. Very easy shore access and excellent diversity of marine life. An amazing 1st dive experience in Bonaire and one I'll come back to do again.

Helpful?
Thank noahsebastian

Travelers who viewed Bari Reef also viewed

Kralendijk, Bonaire
Bonaire, Caribbean
 

Been to Bari Reef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bari Reef and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Bari Reef staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?