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Bari Reef is such an amazing underwater scene. Watch the fish slow down and turn an amazing color... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vicki B
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Conifer
Nicer reefs abound

For some reason this reef gets a lot of publicity. It's very easy to get in and out of the water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
njpk
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Great place to spot exotic sealife.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy dive” (19 reviews)
“sand dollar” (41 reviews)
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank njpk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!!!

1  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

1  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

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
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The entry is easy especially if you stay at Den Laman or Sand Dollar or use Dive Friends. Go to the left this normally against the light current therefore the safest however the current is not strong so you could go both directions.

Thank ArnoJa
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was one of our go to sites, we've been going to Bonaire for years and dove this many times. It used to be a very easy entry but then someone built a wall blocking the access to the beach, however you can still walk...More

1  Thank scubawitch
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jamesdati
can you snorkle here also and is thereanything for non divers to do here
24 January 2017|
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Response from jeff p | Reviewed this property |
Not a great non diver location. Try Roatan.
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kathykois
Is it possible to get to this dive site without a being part of a tour or paying for a "private snorkeling trip".
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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