Diving and snorkeling

Searching for words to describe the diving or snorkeling on Bonaire, you’ll soon run out of superlatives because the island is world famous for its fascinating underwater world. The American diving publication “Scuba Diving Magazine” has repeatedly declared it the best dive destination in the Caribbean archipelago.

At the resort, the accredited diving school Wannadive offers various options to make your diving holiday complete: from your first dive to exclusive boat excursions. From the private jetty of the resort, you dive right away into the fascinating underwater world of Bonaire, accompanied by qualified instructors.

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Top-5 dive destination

Divers and snorkelers from all over the world come specially to Bonaire for all of this. Thanks to protective measures, the reefs are in great condition. More than 60 species of coral and 350 sorts of fishes live close to the shore, the highest number in the Caribbean.

85 official dive- and snorkel locations

More than 85 official dive- and snorkel locations, the majority of which are directly reachable. So diving and snorkeling on Bonaire is easily accessible. You can drive to almost every location on the (mainly west-) coast and then move between the coral reefs in the sea. Because the west coast is fairly sheltered from the wind, there is little current and the visibility in some places is more than 90 meters.

Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP)

Diving enthusiasts, nature conservationists and the government realized quite early on that Bonaire is blessed with a unique underwater world. In 1979, the coastal area around Bonaire was declared a protected nature reserve and became the first marine park in the world. The total area is more than 27 km², the majority of which is accessible to snorkelers and divers.


One large aquarium

Underwater you have the illusion that you’re in a big sea aquarium and living in and around the coral reefs are the most beautiful sea creatures you’ve ever seen. Bonaire is renowned for the most unspoiled coral reefs in the world and is the living environment for an enormous diversity of beautiful tropical fish and other colorful sea dwellers. It’s not for nothing that Bonaire features among the best diving destinations in the world and “Divers Paradise” can be seen on all license Plates.

Sea turtles: 5 out of 7 you will meet on Bonaire

There are seven different species of sea turtles in the world. Of these seven, five live in the waters of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, and you can easily see them while snorkeling, diving or kayaking in the mangroves of Lac Bay.
There is much to tell about all the diving and snorkeling spots around this beautiful island. Why not read one of the many guides featuring stunning images and information about the unique marine life of Bonaire. Most of these are English-language books, but a good number of Dutch titles have also been published.

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