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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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Never Seen This Before

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Scott D
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Petrolia, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to see. WE had no idea salt was collected like that. Very colourful salt basins. Some pink, some blue. So pretty against the blue sky. Also flamingos near by that took flight!!!

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Thank hmcurrie
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Acres upon acres of ocean are contained so as to evaporate, leaving behind huge mounds of salt. Literally small mountains of the stuff ready to be cleaned, packaged and distributed all over the world. And of course the pink flamingos nearby are world famous.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to see all the mound, or more precisely mountains of salt ready to go on its journey to be processed and packaged and to be distributed around the world. The salt makes its way along the moving conveyor belt and pours into the waiting ships. It was fascinating to see and watch. This can all be seen for free... More 

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Thank BorntocruiseUK
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge piles of sand, along with what seems like acres of ocean water that are being allowed to evaporate in order to harvest the salt. The water turns pink due to algae and the algae attract flamingos. It's also a good place for diving.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular dive set and you'll soon understand why. While you're unlikely to be alone, respectful divers typically give each other space. Great chance to see octopus and scorpion fish. I've also seen carribbean sting rays and typically find a few barricuda. There is so much life here!

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Thank globalgal90
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was a nice place for a night dive or a day dive. About 30 min south from the main city in Bonaire. There are other nice dive sites nearby. It is worth the drive....

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Thank celadeira
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing Salt Flats and Salt Mountains...not mounds as they are huge! Pictures don't do it justice. Diving is great here too...day or night. Children will love looking at the mounds of salt and hearing how the process is accomplished but they can't go climbing on them...the salt flats are equally as enticing. A must visit.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

good night dive but very common with lots of people. if you get lucky you may even get the privilege of seeing an octopus! very easy in and out of the water.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Take the time to visit the salt peers and enjoy that pink water if you're a diver it's well worth the time to drop down and visit salt pier diving through the columns you'll see a lot of fish and coral.

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