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Underwater Photo Location: Bari Reef at Sand Dollar, Bonaire

Underwater Photo Location: Bari Reef at Sand Dollar, Bonaire

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Rates the top dive site in terms of species richness by the REEF Environmental organization. Present count, 323 species, plentiful in numbers as well as variety. With a drop off beginning in 30 feet (10 meters) of water, a continuous reef that runs parallel to shore, minimal to no currents, this is an ideal dive of all levels of divers. The majority of the fish life, colorful orange elephant ear sponges, purple tube and vase sponges and gorgonians are found between 30 - 60 feet or water. These shallow depths provide divers with plenty of underwater viewing time. Bonaire is ranked as the #1 macro capital in the Caribbean, and no site is better for marco than Bari reef. In the shallow terrace ( 0 to 30 feet) the rubble is home to move than 100 species of fish alone. (also ideal for snorkelers). Yellow headed jawfish, pike blenneys, sail fin blenneys and other beauties abound for those with patient eyes! On the reef slope, enormous schools of creole wrasse, queen and french angel fish, rock beauties, groupers, butterfly fish, and countless others. Frog fish generally there for long periods of time, squid in the shallow without fail!
Facts about Bari Reef at Sand Dollar, Bonaire
  • It is in Netherlands Antilles
  • Bari Reef at Sand Dollar, Bonaire is in the Caribbean Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 30+ Metres 100+ Feet.
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by Morgan Ashton
Iguana by the pier at Den Laman Condominiums in Bonaire. Taken with a Nikon D50.

by Jessica Vinokur
Octopus. Front Porch, Bonaire

by Alan Lyall
Moray - Bonaire - Canon EOS350D; EF-S 60mm; single DS-125

by David Henshaw
"The Magic of Love" - taken with D100,105mm, no strobes shooting into the blue

by David Henshaw
"White Christmas"

by Robert Michaelson
Leatherback Turtle

by Robert Michaelson
I was taking several pictures of the turtle when this Spanish Hogfish made his appearance. I guess he wanted his picture taken, too

by Todd Ashton
Night dive on Bari Reef Bonaire brought out this crab for some fun.

by Herbert Dubois
Adult Drum
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