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Nice dive

Nice dive site, next to the dive shop. Easy entry and exit off pier or most sandy beach. Reef... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alexnca
Easy shore dive @ Sand Dollar / Dive Friends

I last dove this reef 25 years ago, before the hurricane caused extensive damage. It shows definite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim B
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Great place to spot exotic sealife.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy dive” (19 reviews)
“den laman” (21 reviews)
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Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice dive site, next to the dive shop. Easy entry and exit off pier or most sandy beach. Reef starts just 20 meters off pier, ~30 - 100 feet deep. Experienced no current.

Thank alexnca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last dove this reef 25 years ago, before the hurricane caused extensive damage. It shows definite signs of recovery but of course isn't the same. That said it is such an easy shore dive from this location it is certainly worth a dive or...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Bari Reef is the house reef for Den Laman and Sand Dollar condos, and Dive Friends Bonaire at that location. If you stay in one of the condo units, you can use the very convenient pier and pick up your tanks right there. If you...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

50 m from the shore, dept from 10- 30 m. coral wall with many fish, easy for night dive and day dive

1  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Bari reef is probably the most diverse reef anywhere in Bonaire, with the most species of fish and invertibrates, including almost everything found elsewhere in the Caribbean. There are shallows for muck diving, walls for critter spotting, and deep channels for pelagics. The shore diving...More

Thank DRCI1075
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Bari Reef was just a couple of hundred yards down the beach from our hotel and it was the best snorkeling spot that we found in a week on the island. There were tons of fish and we saw two eels. Highly recommend it...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Lots of marine life round the sunken pier and we landed in the midst of a baitball being herded by giant tarpoons Better snorkeling than described anywhere We saw barracudas, moray eel and the tarpoons as well as an abundance of the most common reef...More

Thank A-JJonassen
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Usually our first and last dive. Right out front of Den Laman. Easy in, easy out with a pier to dive off of, plenty to see. Lots of tarpon to swim with us on night dives.

Thank L623WBsusanc
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Bari Reef is teaming with life. We spent a lot of time diving around this reef as it goes from the shallows, do 50' deep or so. Always something new to see.

1  Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

saw Spottd eel and large Tarpon, Pretty easy entry and exit, well marked, an abundance of corals, sponges and wildlife.

Thank Joe L
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Bobbie G
14 December 2017|
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Response from CzGw | Reviewed this property |
Bobbi, while the main town of Kralendijk also hosts the cruise terminnal, penetration beyond downtown is minimal. As Dolfinns2 says, Rincon is worth a visit. The distillery caters to travellers and tourists, returning... More
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KSfromDurham
30 November 2017|
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Response from CzGw | Reviewed this property |
KS, well it's a challenge: walk across the road, stroll to the water, climb in :-) Truly, it's that easy. My two cents, contact one of the multiple Dive Friends locations, they can help. if you're staying across the road... More
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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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