Bonaire is a Dutch Caribbean island with some world-class diving. Bonaire lies in the southern Caribbean, a little way north of Venezuela. Bonaire is a friendly, happy place where locals and travellers mix easily, against a stunning backdrop of palm trees, white sand and blue sea. While the palms and the sand are lovely, the world in the blue sea holds the real excitement.
Take a Bonaire scuba diving holiday and you’ll have plenty to explore. Bonaire has an impressive 86 recognised dive sites, from simple shore dives to challenging wreck dives. Wherever you dive in Bonaire, you’ll enjoy water temperatures well into the twenties and visibility into the thirties.
Bonaire’s diving is mainly to be found on its calm southern side. The whole island is ringed by a protected marine park, thronged with a huge diversity of fish and coral. Bonaire is regularly recognised as one of the world’s best dive sites.
Bonaire has unusually good shore diving, with a great choice of sites for those who just want to walk off the beach and dive. The smaller, uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire keeps the water calm and easily diveable without a boat – though there are lots of good boat dives too!
Highlights include the Alice in Wonderland double reef system and some big vertical drop offs. There are several wrecks at varying depths, the most famous of which is the Hilma Hooker, a cargo ship lying at 10-20 metres. You’ll also find over 50 types of coral and nearly 500 species of fish.
Go on a Bonaire scuba diving holiday and you’ll experience some of the best diving the Caribbean has to offer.