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

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Best onshore easy-access reef for beginner divers

Looking for a place to learn how to dive? Look no further than Bari Reef. It's sandy beach or elevated dock (with steps) offer easy points of entry, while the near pristine reef... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David Z
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to learn how to dive? Look no further than Bari Reef. It's sandy beach or elevated dock (with steps) offer easy points of entry, while the near pristine reef offers hundreds of species of marine life to look at. Common sightings include: Octopi, Squid, Tarpon, Frog Fish, many varieties of eels, turtles.

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Thank David Z
Hartman, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several species of fish plus and easy entry exit makes this a great dive! Close to nice restaurants for surface interval too!

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Moorefield, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of things to see at this site, easy entry and close to places to eat too. There are a couple sunken boats to the south and lots of reef critters to the north.

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Thank Ward M
Collingwood, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good diving, clear water, shore accessible. Warm water, shorties all that is necessary, more for sun protection than for temperature.

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dived the Bari Reef before and although it is a very convenient location for access and parking, the reef is showing more and more wear. My recommendation is go south from the beach entry, towards Front Porch. The beginning of the dive won’t be too pretty but wait, as you get further south it gets very pretty. Just... More 

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Thank Capt Joe H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank John M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

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Thank Timothy W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...

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Thank celadeira
Little Rock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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 

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Thank Dustin C

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