Ten Hip Family Vacations
Bonaire, a small island in the southern Caribbean, has bountiful reefs that begin just yards offshore, so kids don't need to endure long, stomach-churning boat rides to find the fish. At many resorts, children ages five to nine can strap on a modified vest to learn snorkeling during a Supplied-Air Snorkeling for Youths program, while wannabe divers ten and older can go underwater with a guide on a Discover Scuba course.
Kids seven and older can also spend time with Sea & Discover. Marine biologist Caren Eckrich combines classroom sessions on corals and fish behavior with snorkeling. She also books family tours.
Where to Stay:
Buddy Dive Resort offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with kitchens. Package deals typically include a rental vehicle, unlimited air for shore diving, and daily breakfast buffets. Children 12 and under can sleep on a rollaway or share a room with adults for free.
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