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One of Bonaire's most famous dive sites

Whether you like it or not depends on your personal expectation and when you are there. Not the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nils H
Pink salt ponds, piles of bright white salt and brilliant blue water.

We went to the Salt pier on a tour with Luc Bosma in his homemade van. The pier allows loading salt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mgill2005
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“conveyor belt” (4 reviews)
“shallow dive” (3 reviews)
“fish” (28 reviews)
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"conveyor belt"
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"shallow dive"
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"fish"
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"great site"
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"awesome dive"
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"large barracuda"
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"interesting things to see"
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"octopus"
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"night dive"
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"small critters"
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"different levels"
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"easy entry"
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"lots of marine life"
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"divers and snorkelers"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether you like it or not depends on your personal expectation and when you are there. Not the nicest reef of the island, but a surprising melting pot of industry and marine life. Often it's quite crowded. If you wanna get out of this, go...More

Thank Nils H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Salt pier on a tour with Luc Bosma in his homemade van. The pier allows loading salt directly into freighters that deliver it around the world.

Thank mgill2005
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pictures do not do it justice, this is a place you must see for yourself. The beaches around the salt pier area are beautiful and sandy. The salt flats across the street are amazing, the mountains of salt, the colors, the foam that floats across...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

To see the huge piles of salt on the southern part of the island is an impressive site. There isn’t much to do apart from the salt, the salve huts and the flamingoes but it is definitely worth a trip along the shore route.

Thank Quinten K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great shallow dive. There were so many fish!!! Vis was just ok. Was not crowded and the local scenery is amazing. Tested our underwater camera equipment.

Thank travlerlab1
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The salt ponds or flats were very interesting to see, especially to see how the sea water is pumped into these very large, flat ponds, where the salt in then crystalized (the water is pink due to the salt crystal reflections). Eventually, the excess water...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

As someone who puts down a lot of salt on the roads where I live to melt snow and ice it was really cool to see it harvested...not to mention the Flamingos that were there...hundreds of them actually ... haven't loaded my pics from my...More

Thank toydajo
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This Impressive pink water & salt Pyramids are found in the southend. is defiantly incredible to see and take some pictures of. Not something you run into often. The salt is produced then transferred on machinery on to ships. There was no ships in port...More

Thank amanda5805
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The giant mounds of salt are kind of cool, though only really worth a drive-by look on the way to something else. As for diving/snorkeling under the salt pier, we were pretty disappointed. There's not much going on underwater, though maybe we were spoiled by...More

Thank A A
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great dive sight that is very different than ,say, a reef or shipwreck. It's said to be better in the midday to afternoon because the fish like the shade provided by the pier. It is very crowded at this time of day...More

Thank rachapman61
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Roadrunner0826
24 February 2017|
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Response from TreasureByTheSea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel at Salt Pier when a ship is not in. You'll want to have dive boots and open heeled fins so you can walk over the coral rocks into the ocean since it's not a sandy entry. The pilings are loaded with... More
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