Top Ten Reef Dives

Pristine Diving Today and Tomorrow: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Over the last two decades, Bonaire, considered the Dutch Caribbean, has consistently ranked as one of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving destination in the Caribbean. A major reason for this prominence is the island's diligent stewardship of its marine resources—all of the waters off Bonaire's coast have been legally protected since 1979. As a result, diving here is like experiencing the Caribbean waters as it always was. And chances are, the waters will remain that way.

Why does Bonaire count as one of the top ten best dives in the world? Try the fact that there are over 100 feet of visibility. And, thanks to a fringing reef, there are 86 designated dive sites, 58 of which can be reached from shore.

Bonaire is also an ideal spot for certification and beginner divers. And because the weather conditions are crystal clear most of the time, night diving and snorkeling are spectacular.

An orientation session and Marine Park Tag are required to explore the waters, but both are easy enough to attain—many hotels offer them—and once you do, the underwater world is your oyster.


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