Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park, diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be – untouched and unspoiled. The island’s location in the south Caribbean gives it an arid climate with little rainfall; consequently, the waters are exceptionally clear of silt, calm, and divable year round. It is an ideal destination for underwater photographers. Water temperatures average a warm 78-84°F , with visibility often averaging between 100-150 feet.

Resorts/Dive Operators

Buddy Dive Resort - Experience Bonaire with Buddy Dive Resort, where you can dive, take part in a multitude of other available activities, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere. A PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Resort, Buddy Dive Resort is known for its casual atmosphere and personable staff with hotel rooms as well as studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. Divers, snorkelers, adventurers and leisure travelers alike will feel equally at home at Buddy Dive. You will want to save plenty of time to relax in a hammock and lounge by one of the three pools.

Plaza Resort Bonaire – Sprawled out over 12 acres of beautiful spacious grounds, Plaza Resort offers 200 ocean or lagoonside suites and villas. Perfect for individuals, couples, families, or big groups traveling together. And, when you’re ready to explore a whole new world, “Toucan Diving” is the place to be with over 80 dive sites to explore by boat or from shore.

Caribbean Harbour VillageHarbour Village Beach Club Bonaire - One of Bonaire’s most exclusive resorts, this property is situated on a beautiful private beach, alongside a private marina amid lush landscaping. Amenities include a pool and sundeck, a spa, fitness center and tennis courts. La Balandra Beach Bar & Grill—built in the style of a Spanish galleon—offers excellent cuisine in a breathtaking oceanfront location. Choose from courtyard and marina-front rooms as well as 16 luxurious beachfront suites. Great Adventures Bonaire, a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Dive and Watersports Center, is on-site and offers a full menu of dive services. Divers can take advantage of unlimited shore diving with the wreck of the Our Confidence just offshore.

Also check out Divi Flamingo and Sand Dollar Condominiums & Beach Club.

Caribbean - CuracaoCuracao

Lion’s Dive & Beach Resort - Located on a White sandy beach, next to the Curacao Sea Aquarium, Lion’s Dive has 72 air conditioned ocean view rooms. A freshwater pool overlooks the ocean and is located next to “Rumors,” a Caribbean style bar and restaurant. There is also an on-site full service dive shop!