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    Default Where are these anchors?

    On the web it seems that these anchors are at dive sites on Bonaire. They seem relatively shallow (on the shelf/drop off) but I don't recognize them despite having dived much of the Island. Does anyone recognize these and know where they are (if they are indeed on Bonaire).


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    I don't recognize them, either. Where did you get the photos?

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    The larger anchor with the chain is at 25' depth about 5 minutes dive time north of the STINAPA mooring pin at Small Wall. There's no public access to Small Wall directly from shore, but with efficient air consumption you can reach the anchor in 25 minutes or so from Petri's Pillar entry just north of Hato. Here's my wife checking out that same anchor:



    I'm unsure of the location of the smaller anchor, but I do believe it is on Bonaire. The image you embedded was posted by Dive Friends Bonaire staff to their TripAdvisor page. Below are two other photos I found of it online, both of which referenced Bonaire as the general location without naming the specific site.






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    Super helpful! Thanks for locating the first anchor. Would be interesting to find the 2nd anchor. I

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    Off of Google image search for "bonaire anchor". I know, not super helpful.

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    I believe this anchor is in front of Dive Friends Yellow Submarine at the drop off?

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    There is also one (maybe more) at Karpata. Enter the water, head south and it's somewhere around 30 or so feet. It's hard to see if you aren't looking for it because of the corals and other marine growth all over it.
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    There are a lot of deep anchors. At Karpata, and at Red Slave, for example.
    http://oldbonairetalk.com/newsgroup/...tml?1028141483
    http://oldbonairetalk.com/newsgroup/...tml?1250895192
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    Very cool posts, but:

    Here is a close up of one of the "infamous chains" at Red Slave. We will follow both chains to their end points. We need to know what is their. They go over the deep wall in this area. So I think we will have to plan on a 400-ft/122 meter dive. To see where the chains end?

    Where's the conclusion to that?!?!?

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    Sounds like a CCR dive to me....

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