Nukove

Bonaire North, ABC Islands
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Nukove

Nukove is really out of the way, but not difficult to find with a good map. It is a beautiful cove and beach area where you'll have little, if any, company. The dive is easy and rewarding. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. You'll start your trek by turning right just before the Bonaire Petroleum Corporation storage tanks in the Karpata area.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:06 AM
scuba
You don't have to swim far to reach whatever depth you want. Driving North along the coast, hopefully the yellow marker and sign will still be there. Your GPS will tell you exactly where to turn. The cove and entry are to the right. The kick-out is easy. This picture is looking South, back toward at the turn-off at the storage tanks. The road is well-maintained dirt and gravel, with concrete paving on the hills and ravines. The entry is a sandy beach. There's plenty of parking for this small cove.
Mark Wilson from Beaumont
Mark Wilson from Beaumont
Sep 17, 2012, 12:00 AM
scuba
We have been to Bonaire before but wanted to dive Nukove this time. It was about a hour and a half drive from our Condo. The road was rough in spots. If you are in a Car, or have not driven on rough roads don't do it. Also have the extra insurance on the vehicle. In many places the overgrowth will scratch the car. Once there, the entry was intermediate. The coral is a bit jagged in spots. The rocks and coral in the entry were very slippery. Once in, there are a couple of ways out over the reef table. Out through the sandy shelf and to the reef, it was great. It was nice diving in a spot that is not overdove. Being a Bonaire reef of course it was great. I did see the largest Parrot Fish that I have ever seen. I recommend it if you have never done it. Bring lots of water and snacks as the only service is a trash can. We also dive 63cu tanks for shore dives for less weight. All in all, I can now say I dove it and it was a decent dive.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Oct 1, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is by far the best snorkeling place we have ever been to, and it has been over 11 years ever since 1989. The beach is quite secluded and quiet (or it used to be).
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Richard 1
Richard 1
Aug 7, 2011, 12:00 AM
scuba
This was a great dive. Worth the extra time on the road, and no 4WD is needed. Had it all to ourselves. Entry a little more difficult than average, but not a problem. Nice sized Hawkbill that swam up to my son and 'kissed' his mask. Reef very healthy, and current minimal the day we dove. Highly recommend this dive.
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Artur Gasparetto
Artur Gasparetto
Mar 28, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
You just have to worry about the way in and out to the shore. The entry is a little more difficult because of the stones and reefs right on the shore, and the surf that throw you to the stones. There is a path between the reefs that drives you to the drop off and then...freedom! And like the rest of Bonaire, a great dive site! The life is more abundant from here to south than to the north.
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Yuri
Yuri
Jan 2, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
We dived there in December 07. It took us about an hour to get there from Sand $, and you need a 4WD to do that. The sea was calm and the dive was very interesting. The coral formations were the largest we saw on Bonaire, and sea life very diverse and abundant. After this dive we followed the road until the end and dived there (I could not figure out the name of the site; it is a small plaza with couple of shacks and there is a salina with flamingo right there) which also was an awesome dive. Highly recommended.
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Maria from Atlanta
Maria from Atlanta
Aug 6, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Pristine dive site! Definitely worth the long trek down the isolated dirt road. One of the best sites on Bonaire! Pack water, snacks and make sure you have bug spray and a functional spare tire. The condition of the road is similar to the roads within the park and the gnats are relentless.
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Pim Smits
Pim Smits
Dec 27, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
One of the best dive sites on Bonaire! Only the first few meters the coral have not yet recovered from the storm in 2000. Below 6 meters the coral is just perfect.
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Sharon
Sharon
Jan 5, 2002, 12:00 AM
scuba
This was my very first shore dive. This was post Lenny and we went to this site based on pre Lenny reports. The easy entry is gone, for about 30 feet out from the shore there is rock that washed in from Lenny, the water over the rock bed is only a foot deep, makes for very tricky going out to deeper water. Once over the rocks, the dive site was beautiful. I now have over 60 shore dives, but still would not want to go over those rocks again.
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Eds Link
Jul 18, 2001, 12:00 AM
scuba
This site was great prior to 2000. In the fall of 2000 it was really bad as most of the coral was just rubble.
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