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Definitely a top 5 reef on Bonaire

We stayed at Sand Dollar Condo's so Bari was literally right outside our back door, but what a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VolDiverinVA
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Roanoke, Virginia
Never disappoints

This is a really great dive site. It used to be over at the Sand Dollar, but the put-in has been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dpaustex
,
austin, TX
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Great place to spot exotic sealife.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy dive” (19 reviews)
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Sand Dollar Condo's so Bari was literally right outside our back door, but what a great reef to be in such a convenient location. There was easy entry and exit through Dive Friends Bonaire, but you can also enter from the beach...More

Thank VolDiverinVA
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really great dive site. It used to be over at the Sand Dollar, but the put-in has been moved to the west side of the round-about open beach area. The site is NOT well marked, until you get down to the water...More

Thank dpaustex
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Bari Reef is such an amazing underwater scene. Watch the fish slow down and turn an amazing color to let the cleaners know it's time to get the gills cleaned. 4'O'clock the parrot fish surround themselves with mucus to hide for the night. 5'Oclock the...More

1  Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

For some reason this reef gets a lot of publicity. It's very easy to get in and out of the water and it's not bad but I think there are many more exciting and lively reefs on Bonaire (Angel City, Invisibles, Alice in Wonderland and...More

2  Thank njpk
Reviewed 6 June 2017

SO many fish! I saw a spotted ray, which was exciting, but also schools of parrots, butterflies, wrasse, angels, Like swimming in a fish bowl! Water was fairly clear, few people around, easy entry/exit. Recommended for snorkelers!

1  Thank Vivian G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Always love diving Bari. This trip had an unusually high number of turtle encounters. One small greenie, one small hawksbill, and an adult female we saw two nights in a row, sleeping on the reef at 40ft! What a treat!!!

2  Thank glorym572
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stayed at the Sand Dollar resort, right in front of Bari Reef and dove it several times. Night dives we saw sleeping hawksbill turtles on the reef and lots of eels! Easy swim out and back. Current was minimal. Large tarpon out at night...More

2  Thank aoshell
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Bari Reef can be reached via Sand Dollar Condos or from the beach access just south of Sand Dollar. I dove this site 4 times on my recent trip-nice reef with good fish life. Entry from the beach access point is fairly easy compared to...More

1  Thank frogfishes7
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We dived this reef and were surprised at the amount of fish and we saw 6 sea snakes as well. The reef was clean and full of life and color. This is a must reef to dive if your in Bonaire!!

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We enjoyed this reef, especially because we got to it under water from Buddy's Reef traveling by DAV - electrical powered underwater vehicles.

Thank Carl S
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jamesdati
24 January 2017|
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Response from Trull P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, folks snorkel there all the time. In fact, while we were there a snokeler saw a sea ray in the sand that we divers missed! There are also other sites that are known just for snorkeling. The island is small but the... More
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kathykois
22 December 2016|
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Response from Carolyn L | Reviewed this property |
degsy7 is right - there's a good-sized parking lot, just off the rotary (traffic roundabout); easy shore entry. There are taxis (no public transportation that I know of), and they're not very expensive - it's not very far... More
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