Diving in Bonaire

Dive Guide for Bonaire

Known as the “shore diving capital of the world,” Bonaire is world famous for its shore diving and has over 50 dive sites accessible from shore. The island is located outside the hurricane belt in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Venezuela.

Shore Diver’s Paradise: Divers can drive along the coast and access dive sites directly from the shore. Dive sites are marked by yellow rocks and majority of sites have an easy beach entry with reefs starting just steps from the beach.

Marine Park: Bonaire's entire coastline including the waters surrounding the island is a designated National Marine Park. This protected area ensures the preservation of the reefs and marine life.

Coral Reefs: Bonaire's coral reefs are pristine and teeming with life. The island has a healthy reef ecosystem with vibrant hard and soft corals, sponges, and a wide variety of colorful reef fish. The reefs are also home to larger marine creatures such as sea turtles, rays, eels, and even occasional sightings of dolphins.

Bonaire Dive Sites

Types of dives in Bonaire

Current Shore Salt water Deep (80ft/24.5m) Boat Easy entry Snorkel site Wall Wreck Swim through Surf Technical

Water Temperature

When to dive in Bonaire

Bonaire enjoys a warm and tropical climate throughout the year. The island experiences a dry season from January to August, with lower chances of rain and calm seas making it an ideal time for diving. However, diving is possible year-round in Bonaire.

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