Bonaire, a relatively small island just north of Venezuela, has a well-established reputation for delivering some of the Caribbean’s best scuba diving. Ultimate Dive team members have dived Bonaire, and we can attest that Bonaire scuba diving lives up to its reputation as “A Diver’s Paradise.” It even says that on their license plates – not that you’ll want to spend much time on land with an easily accessible coral reef system!
Located outside of the Hurricane belt, scuba diving in Bonaire is possible year round. Water temperatures are consistently between 78-84 degrees, and the visibility is fantastic. Bonaire truly boasts some of the best year round Bonaire scuba diving conditions in the Caribbean.
There are more than 58 named shore dives on Bonaire, coupled with multiple boat diving opportunities. Shore diving offers the ultimate in flexibility. Boat diving eliminates much of the ‘hassle’ of shore diving and can be a better option for the new or inexperienced diver. Opting for boat diving in Bonaire also allows the opportunity to visit the small of shore island of Klein Bonaire. For your ultimate dive vacation choose Bonaire scuba diving; you can opt for a resort that offers only shore diving or a combination of boat and shore diving.
Bonaire’s Buddy Dive Resort
|Bonaire’s Buddy Dive Resort is located right on the water, with 2 swimming pools, restaurant, dive shop, and a “drive-through fill station.” An absolutely perfect resort for shore divers who don’t want to tote tanks long distances, although boat diving is also offered. Choose from air-conditioned hotel rooms or 1,2, or 3 bedroom fully equipped condos. The Resort also offers a very popular package which includes accommodations, shore diving, vehicle rental, and breakfast buffet daily–all at great prices.
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Sand Dollar Resort
|Sand dollar resort offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom fully equipped condos. The shore diving directly in front of the resort is easily accessible and boat dives depart daily from the hotel. Really a magnificent place for scuba diving in Bonaire. Shore diving only and boat dive packages available.|
Captain Don’s Habitat
|Roomy 2-bedroom cottages, deluxe air-conditioned accommodations, oceanfront villas and junior suites and flexible living spaces for up to six, all side by side with a full service dive facility. Captain Don`s Habitat also offers a photo shop, seaside restaurant, bar and a fresh water swimming pool.|
Harbour Village Beach Club
|An intimate and peaceful ambiance, personalized service and world-class luxury blend with the laid back appeal of Bonaire. Indulge your taste for the finer side of life while exploring the Caribbean.|
|Less than five minutes’ drive from Flamingo International Airport, Plaza Resort Bonaire appears to be set in another world, a pristine world of natural beauty. Surrounded by a lush array of tropical plants and trees, on the mouth of a lagoon, bordered on the entire length of one side by a pearly-white sandy beach, the Plaza Resort Bonaire is a true paradise for people who love the sun, sea and nature unspoiled! Divers of all skill levels – from absolute beginners to highly advanced, from children to adult – will feel right at home at Toucan Diving: a five-star PADI diving centre at the Plaza Resort Bonaire.|
|A cozy, intimate retreat in paradise, BelMar Apartments features twenty ocean front condos set in breathtakingly lush tropical gardens of Bonaire. Ideal for divers, BelMar offers a freshwater pool and a dive dock allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite activities: sunning, swimming, snorkeling and shore diving. With a full-service dive center on site, all of your diving needs are only a few steps away, so you can enjoy the beauty of scuba diving Bonaire in comfort and luxury.|
|A friendly, affordable resort with a wide range of accommodation options, Caribbean Club Resort is steps from Bonaire’s most pristine dive sites. With Bonaire’s hills behind and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea in front, this scenic location offers full resort facilities, a restaurant, bar, two swimming pools, an on-site dive shop/activity centre, front office and security services.|