If you’re looking for great diving, you can find more than 450 kinds of fish in the waters so of Bonaire. This “Divers Paradise” was voted #1 for best shore diving as well as #1 for best conservation efforts in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans by readers of Scuba Diving Magazine in 2018. Scuba Divers Magazine also voted Bonaire as one of the top destinations for beginners.
Bonaire has been voted by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine the Best Shore Dive Destination 24 consecutive years. Maybe it’s because the entire coastline of Bonaire is protected by the National Marine Park from the high-water mark to a depth of 200 feet. Notably, it was the first of its kind in the Caribbean and has helped to preserve the quality of your future diving expreiences.
Coral Reef Restoration
|You can volunteer with the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire. The goal of the restoration project is to grow corals in underwater nurseries and then later transplanting them onto the reefs of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. Thousands of coral fragments are growing in the nurseries and many have already been transplanted.
Receive training to become a coral restoration diver and dive for a cause. As a result, the coral reef will be better off because of your efforts. Also, check out their free events, such as Coralpalooza on World Oceans Day.
The Lionfish is an invasive species that has affected the biodiversity of the reefs. Bonaire has courses to train divers to hunt this predatory fish. You can also find delicious Lionfish burgers served on the beach!
There are more than 70 moored dive sites in the waters surrounding Bonaire. Check out this dive site map provided by STINAPA National Parks Foundation.
Dive Friends at Yellow Submarine is our preferred partner, and we offer 10% off dive packages during your stay. Our guests like the seven locations on the island, making it more convenient to explore new dive sites. They’re the only outfit on the island I know that has a certified adaptive support diver. No matter who you chose to dive with, join us for their quarterly clean up dives!