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682 Logged Dives

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.

You’ll see typical Caribbean life like nurse and reef sharks, possible eagle rays, turtles, stingrays, and lots of fish: snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and grouper.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Shore/Beach
  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 18m

Visibility

  • 21m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Nurse Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Kemp`s Ridley Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Common Seahorse
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Porcupine Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Crustaceans
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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