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Bonaire National Marine Park

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Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
Barcadera z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire
+599 717 8444
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They take conservation of the reefs very seriously, and it shows on every scuba dive. We saw bait balls, manta rays, spotted eels, moray eels, puffer fish, octopi, plus all the more common colorful "finds". And, unfortunately, several lionfish.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scubaBrenda
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can you say... stunning dive sites accessible from shore. Spotted a bait ball while driving, pulled over, put on our equipment and joined the foray! Thousands of fish all around you! Every dive site had something to offer. Very impressed and not quite sure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EandS84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing sea life. We had a wonderful snorkelling trip and saw everything we could imagine including turtles. The captain of the ship was very informative about the ecology of the island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lesnoless
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you dive, or are wanting to get certified in diving, do yourself a favor and visit Bonaire. The diving experience is exceptional, with 60 walk-in shore diving spots all along the Western shore. There are so many options, you could spend months with daily...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank felf0ldi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We dove 16 different sites around the island including 3 on Klein Bonaire. Even sites adjacent to each other can be slightly different. Large variety of marine life

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank runandtravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited here three times during our 10 day stay in Bonaire and will fit in another visit before we leave. It’s very peaceful and you have the chance to spot an endangered parrot species along with lots of other birds and lizards to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LynnMHutch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a quickie... I have dove all over the world. Technically there are better spots, and more beautiful dove sights, BUT nothing beats Bonaire for overall dive vacations. All self directed. Do what you want, when you want. Easy shore diving is bliss here. You...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gwbuild
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our visit. It is beautiful and a wonderful place to snorkel. Hands down a highlight of our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, just wow. Buy a good snorkel and amaze yourself at the nature surrounding Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. No doubt it is very worth is.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thierry1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying on Bonaire a visit to the Bonaire National Marine Park is a necessity. It doesn't matter if you are a snorkeler or a diver, there is something for everyone to see here. An added bonus is most of the dive/ snorkel sites are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tony C
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22 January 2019|
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Response from bmax101 | Reviewed this property |
Bonaire is set up for shore diving. Yellow painted rocks mark the site. So yes. Good snorkeling.
22 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
There's a sailboat that docks at Devi Bonaire. I don't remember the name of the operator; we didn't go. There are a couple outfits that take people out to Klein. And - there are a number of the marked dive sites that seem... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the marine park fee. It's worth it; you're supporting good work. The rub with the cruise ship dock and Town Pier is that there isn't any shallow reef right nearby (makes sense; it's a harbor). You can get in the... More