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Stony Coral Disease Closes Bonaire Dive Sites

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Because many Bonaire dive sites are being ravaged by Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), the organization that manages Bonaire's nature parks, STINAPA, has taken drastic steps to mitigate the spread of the disease.

Diving is no longer permitted on the island's north side, from north of Karpata to Malmok, including Washington Slagbaai National Park, until further notice.

And while it's yet to be published, we have learned that as of May 15, no divers, snorkelers, swimmers, or even walkers will be allowed on or near the small island of Klein Bonaire after 2 p.m. daily. And that may change since SCTLD has just been discovered there....

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