STINAPA - NATURE FEE = ENTRANCE FEE TO THE BNMP
The sea around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire is protected and managed by STINAPA through the Bonaire National Marine Park. The Marine Park is from the high water mark to the depth of 60 meters (200ft).
All users of the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) pay admission (Nature Fee) to enter the parks. For SCUBA divers, the Nature Fee is $25 for a year's pass, or $10 for a day pass. The Nature Fee is $10 per year for the use of the BNMP for any other activity than SCUBA diving. Any activity in the Marine Park is subject to payment. Those can vary from swimming to snorkeling, windsurfing, boating, kayaking etc. The fee can be purchased at any dive shop or activity desk of the hotels. Included in the $25, SCUBA divers Nature Fee is entry to both the BNMP and Washington Slagbaai National Park (WSNP). Children under 13 years and residents of Bonaire are exempt from paying the non-divers $10 Nature Fee. In case they are SCUBA diving, they still need to pay the $25 fee. Also exempt are the crews of commercial vessels and passengers of cruise ships. For those who have not paid the $ 25 Nature Fee for SCUBA divers, the admission to WSNP is $25 for one calendar year. Bonairian residents have 2 options, either they pay a $3 day fee, or pay the $15 fee for one calendar year. To be eligible for this price a valid residency ID (sedula) must be shown. For children 13 and under, there's no charge.
By paying the Nature Fee you provide the funds to manage the parks and guarantee our lasting success in nature protection and conservation.
Your payment of $25 as a SCUBA diver, covers admission for one calendar year to the Bonaire National Marine Park as well as to the Washington Slagbaai National Park. SCUBA divers display the traditional round tag.
You may enter the Washington Slagbaai National Park free of charge by showing the written receipt of purchase of your dive tag and a picture ID. This can be your C-card, driver's license, etc. Copies are also accepted.
Please note that the payment of the Nature Fee grants permission to use the BNMP for the specific individual for whom the fee is paid and may not be used by any other individuals.
The fee - It's a drop in the sea...