Salt Pier

Active pier for loading salt from the salt works on the island of Bonaire. It can only be dived when no ship is moored, and no maintenance is being performed.

Schooling fish can be found at each of the piers (multiple structures/platforms). Opportunities for barracuda, tarpon, and sea turtles.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Artificial Reef

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Invisibles

An easily accessible shore dive with a double reef feature. The first reef is shallow and great for beginning divers and snorkelers. The second reef is a bit deeper and separated by a long, skinny sand flat.

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Alice in Wonderland

A great shore accessible dive site that’s less crowded than some of the other more popular dive sites but still offers the experience of diving the double reef system.

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The Hilma Hooker is a 236-foot Dutch freighter that has a long and varied history including being used as a drug runner. It sunk just offshore in 1984 and is now the most popular wreck dive on Bonaire.

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The Lake

’The Lake’ is actually an ocean dive site accessible by shore and consists of a beautiful double reef. The first reef is shallower than the second reef and they are separated by a long sand strip.

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Bachelor Beach

Another great shore dive in Bonaire, especially nice for photographers due to the sheer diversity of marine life found here. You’ll be greeted underwater first by a sandy plateau and the reef starts just a bit further out.

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Windsock

Sitting just across the street from the airport, Windsock is an excellent easy entry shore dive great for all levels of divers. A shallow, sandy plateau is followed by a healthy reef structure full of marine life.

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18 Palm

Unlike a lot of the shore dive locations on the island on Bonaire which have hard limestone entry points, 18 Palm is an easy sandy beach access point and two freshwater showers to rinse your gear at the end of your dive.

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Calabas Reef

Calabas Reef is the house reef for the popular Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and sits right out in front of it. A healthy reef system with lots of turtles, groupers and even a seahorse or two.

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Bonaire Dive Friends

Enter next to the pier at Yellow Submarine and head straight out to the reef. Top of reef is around 6 meters, bottom is around 30 meters. Watch out for boat traffic.

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Something special

This dive site lives up to its name: Something Special because it is just that. An incredible amount of biodiversity calls this reef home; it’s filled with an incredible mixture of hard and soft corals. The sandy areas have discarded rubble that acts as a fantastic artificial reef.

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