Bonaire is a diving paradise with good reason. The diving conditions are good to scuba dive all year round, there is great shore diving and Bonaire tourism supports diving so the infrastructure is well established. With 60 dive sites easily accessible from the shore, it’s no wonder Bonaire is known as the Shore Diving Capital of the world. You can drive from one dive site to the next on the main road, then walk in off the shore. The reef is a short swim from shore where you’ll find abundant marine life in warm water, shipwrecks to explore and very healthy reef systems. These marine reserves have been protected for many years and their pristine condition is testament to Bonaire’s convervation efforts.
All most all of Bonaire’s main island dive sites can be done from shore. This provides divers the freedom to dive whenever they want. This is not possible in most locations making Bonaire one of the most attractive Caribbean diving locations. The large number of dive locations means that overcrowding at dive sites is not normally an issue.
More information about Bonaire dive sites can be found at Info Bonaire, including a map and detailed dive site information.
The marine life you can expect to see diving in Bonaire includes seahorses, crabs, turtles, barracuda, grouper, large sponges, sea-fans, eels, octopus, nuidbranchs and other smaller sea life. You’ll get some great photos and macro opportunities for close ups. Night dives are popular especially from the house reefs when you’re staying at one of the hotels.
We have great Bonaire diving packages and can book all your diving adventure requirements. Check them out. If you can find better pricing than this let us know! We’re confident these are fantastic deals.
"The diving and lifestyle in Bonaire is so good we moved here." Jason and Mandy
Jason is a dive instructor on Bonaire and gets the pleasure of diving these amazing reefs everyday with people who come to Bonaire from all over the world. In his spare time he's diving with his wife Mandy.
Diving in Bonaire - Gallery
We're always documenting our diving expeditions with photos and videos. Enjoy this selection from our underwater adventures and know that if you come diving in Bonaire this is exactly what you'll see.
With diving conditions and marine life like this available everyday you can see why Bonaire is one of the top dive locations in the world. It is the perfect dive destination for learners right through to advanced divers.