Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/31/2006 3.53 Salt Pier Bonaire South, ABC Islands
Salt Pier is no longer open for shorediving to the individual. You are obliged to obtain permission and a dive guide from a dive-facility. Then you have to pay $25, as well. How strictly the Stinapa rangers apply their control is unknown, you may be thrown off by the salt company, as well.
05/31/2006 3.46 Bari Reef Bonaire North, ABC Islands
To avoid having to turn back, a great way to dive is to go just one way. We started just south of Bari, at Bongo Beach and went all the way back to Buddy's in an hour. Starting at Edens Rubble with a tug-boat wreck at 22 meters, we saw lots of tarpon (we counted 17). If you tire earlier, you can get out at Lamann or at Sand Dollar.
06/03/2001 3.38 Salt Pier Bonaire South, ABC Islands
Ascension day 2001. Nobody around, no ships. The dive-bus was parked at the pier. Nobody mentioned limitations and we were the only visitors. A lot of rubbish under the pier destroyed the reef, but the abundant fish life compensated beautifully. No need to go deeper than 14 meters. We saw all the fish that we had seen during the previous two weeks of diving.