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Eighteen Palms

Eighteen Palms, Marked Site BNMP #35

This site lies directly in front of the Lt. Governor’s house, which has at least 18 palms growing in the front yard. Access this site from the northwest entrance at Plaza Resort. An excellent place for beginning divers. Southern stingrays and spotted eagle rays are often seen on the sandy bottom. This is the first site as you travel south, where the reef separates into a “double reef,” one part running along the bottom at about 90 feet, the other across a sandy channel close to the shore at Plaza Resort. One of the few sites where tarpon have been seen sleeping during the day. Depth 29-80 feet (6-25 meters).

Spotted moray eel with an open mouth on Bonaire
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