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Bonaire National Marine Park

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Address: Barcadera z/n, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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+599 717 8444
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Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore,...

Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.

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Bonaire Shore Excursion: National Marine Park Sail and Snorkel Tour
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World Class Diving

Dived many places around and in N and S America and Caribbean and for sure the reefs around Bonaire are the best and in great shape we are sure because of the excellent Marine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dived many places around and in N and S America and Caribbean and for sure the reefs around Bonaire are the best and in great shape we are sure because of the excellent Marine Park management.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The road out there could use some work, but the mangroves are magical, the paddling easy and fun, and the snorkeling so very interesting. Highly recommend it as part of your Bonaire visit. Staff provided good guidance on the bay, fish and plants of the area. Facility is nice, clean and well maintained. Would recommend it for ages over 10,... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Buddy Dive Resort and visited 18 of the 150 different dive sites and enjoyed them all. Hope to go back again.

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Joliet, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saving the coral reefs is very important here and can't be stressed enough. The marine life is plentiful. The lion fish population seems to be under control as they are hunted regularly. Still haven't gotten photos of the elusive frog fish... Did see scorpion fish and lots of tarpon which are like puppy dogs following you on a night dive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flying the next day so no diving. Thought about snorkeling off the park beaches. Appatently the long ride was washed out so a few shore locations were unreachable. The park drive was beautiful, lots of cacti and goats. Word of warning, our rental truck was far from built for the rough road. I felt every bump throughout my body. Just... More 

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Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island is literally the top of the reef. You go 10ft from shore and you're on the reef. Wonderfully healthy coral and a variety of fish to see. A great spot for new/young divers or those with differing abilities.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with Sea Cow and would definitely do it again.....this is really great snorkeling. We ended up with a lot of pictures and spent time snorkeling at two different sites

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bonaire's marine park covers most of the near-land/shore of Bonaire. It offers truly magnificent shore diving, snorkeling and other aquatic adventures. Come her for amazing shore diving.

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Prospect, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Shore Diving in the World, with over 99 marked shore dive sites. If you are looking for beautiful underwater topography, colorful corals and sponges, sea fans, tropical fish- this is the place. Plenty of sea turtles, dolphins, seahorses and an occasional frog fish. Fun place without the tourists!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautifull corals, lots of live, nice warm water and famous for his shore diving: that's Bonaire, a little gem in the tropics!

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