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Bonaire Dive Log: Chez Sewell

A bubble eating Queen Angelfish, a pet Sand Diver and a Shrimp manicure! Oh yes, and a Stingray. House reef in the Punt Vierkant neighborhood.

filmmaker: Blennylips

country: Netherlands Antilles

channel: adventure

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