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Address: Bonaire
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Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.

Dive site that requires a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission.

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No trip to Bonaire is complete without a visit to the salt Pier. Its amazing how they use the ocean water to gain tons of salt. They have huge lakes which the sun dries out and in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin A
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No trip to Bonaire is complete without a visit to the salt Pier. Its amazing how they use the ocean water to gain tons of salt. They have huge lakes which the sun dries out and in the end gain large amounts of salt. The diving at this location is also worth the trip as many fish hide under the... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite dive sites on Bonaire. We had a bit of trouble getting in and exiting at the time we went as the surf was pretty rough, but heard that going early in the morning can prevent this. Loads of fish, excellent visibility, and the pier provided a very different sort of landscape to dive.

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Thank teammine
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Colors of Salt Pier and Salt pans are unbelievable . We have never seen these kind of colors in water before . Must say sun shine does important work with brightness , these kind of places earn a second visit .

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Thank Danny d
Minnesota
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The huge piles of snow-white salt are impressive, and it was interesting to see the conveyors carrying the salt to the cargo vessel, but other than taking in the view there's not much to do -it's a working salt facility, and not really set up as a tourist attraction. Of course you can't beat the convenience -the only road on... More 

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Thank AstroDiver
Peterborough, Canada
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited the salt flats on a recent visit to Bonaire. I was unaware that the flats were still used to produce sea salt commercially. A major international company produces and ships from Bonaire world wide. The larger chunks of salt sparkled like large diamonds. You will see the multiple stages in the drying (evaporating) process. A guided tour is... More 

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Thank Warren D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Its hard to believe that our salt comes from these salt fields. And how long it takes to dry the salt out of the water.

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Thank Lynn R
Watersmeet, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I didn't see much when I snorkeled here. Perhaps it was because I didn't free dive; I just snorkeled out to the pilings. The current was strong and I did not see that many fish there. I did see a good variety along the rocks close to shore. The salt mountains and pink ponds were a pretty sight along the... More 

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Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I initially had no interest in diving here in favor of other sites, but eventually chose to try it out I'm happy I did, as I saw my first Sea Turtle hanging out in the sand just feet from the shore. Also saw a lot of other things I did not see elsewhere in Bonaire.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were recommended to try the Salt Pier dive/snorkel location by our car rental company. She pointed out that it was a bit of a swim, but a great place. We were so impressed by the clarity, variety, and amount of sea life that we went back for a second dose the next day! It does indeed take a little... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've never seen salt mounds like this before. Situated in a hot, flat and barren land. Clever engineering involved. A pink sheen could be seen over the flats. The salt seems to belong to the Cargill company.

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