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“Great dive spot”
Review of Bari Reef

Bari Reef
Ranked #7 of 60 things to do in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Great place to spot exotic sealife.
Reviewed 4 April 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.

3  Thank dbldutchtreat
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Reviewed 30 March 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, big healthy coral heads of various types. I read Bari has the most fish species in the entire Caribbean so you can go again and again looking for the more elusive and rare species.

1  Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 19 March 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 lovely artificial reef that has lots of fish. We snorkelled from Sand Dollar to Captain Don's (be careful of the dive boat traffic) to see the large silver tarpons that live at Captain Don's. There are some reports of aggressive eels as they are being fed the remains of lion fish along this stretch - give them some space and enjoy looking for them hiding in the concrete "reef balls" or under coral shelves.

Thank GoldenBean
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Reviewed 4 March 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 in this wonderland of fish in and around the pier. A great snorkel experience right there, the rest of the beach is OK, with a nice selection of marine life for being so close to shore. I can't speak to Bari Reef itself, since I'm not a diver, but if the entrance lobby is any indication, it should be great.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 4 March 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 you don't expect to look for them at one of the exits to a round-about.

Thank Geoffrey P
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