Overview of Bari Reef

Bari Reef

Bari Reef
Bonaire North
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Bill K
Date: 12/23/2008


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill K Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Dover Reef:    4.00
State:   Delaware Animal:    5.00
Country:   United States Plant:    3.00
Diving:   30 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   500 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    4.10
We stayed at Sand Dollar Condos on this return trip to Bonaire, diving this reef four times during our week with Bonaire Dive & Adventure. Just grab a tank at the dock, jump in, and go. Shallows have been scoured pretty clean of branching corals, though there are a few isolated heads of brain coral. Reef of boulder and brain corals slopes off to sand at 125 ft, with lots of sea whips, green finger sponges, and purple tube sponges in the 30-60 foot range. Yes, there is some trash about, but the corals are in generally good condition to the right (north). Fish are everywhere -- parrotfish, damsels, French angels, tarpon, trumpet fish, multiple species of wrasse, trunkfish, and several types of moray. Look carefully and you can find cleaner shrimp and other inverts. Though we did not do a night dive, those who did found octopus and squid.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    4.00
Beginner:    5.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2008
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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