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A diver’s paradise, this small island lies just north of Venezuela and is a perfect all-year family holiday destination, with little rainfall, a village feel and much to see and do.

The calm, clear, warm waters are a marine park and home to the most diverse fish life in the Caribbean. With over 80 dive sites and 17 dedicated snorkel sites, underwater enthusiasts will not only want to, but need to return to make sure they haven’t missed anything!

Undoubtedly the shore diving capital of the world, this is a great choice for those wanting to learn to dive, families and underwater photographers. Bonaire is equally famous for windsurfing in Lac Bay and there are plenty of other activities to participate in such as kayaking in the mangroves, moutain biking and observing the local wildlife, namely flamingos and iguanas.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, giant frogfish, southern stingray, spotted eagle ray

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Bonaire Snorkel Adventure

Famed for its shore-based snorkelling sites and the diversity of marine life, Bonaire is the perfect location for snorkellers who want sun, sea and plenty of underwater excitement in the Caribbean.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,775 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Visit Bonaire

Enjoy a short break to Bonaire, undeniably the shore diving capital of the world and a diver’s paradise. The majority of dive sites are easily accessed from the shore, and offer fantastic opportunities for underwater photography.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,565 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Visit Bonaire & Curaçao

This twin centre ‘drive and dive’ holiday is the perfect getaway for divers who want to spend most of their time underwater, whilst enjoying a unique Caribbean experience on two very different islands.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Buddy Dive Resort

This resort in Bonaire enjoys a reputation of informal relaxation, personable staff and spacious accommodations. It is located just a step away from a lively house reef, and offers diving courses for both adults and children.

Caribbean Club Bonaire

Located a stone’s throw from Bonaire’s best dive sites, this friendly resort combines affordable accommodations with full resort facilities. Dive packages are available to suit all abilities, including learn to dive.

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort is a casual family friendly resort in Bonaire, gaily painted in hues of blue, pink and warm yellow. Many of the rooms and studios overlook the waterfront, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Harbour Village Beach Club

Located on a private beach, this exclusive resort provides luxury and romance, whilst keeping the old island charm of Bonaire alive. Accommodation choices include beachfront suites, courtyard or marinafront rooms.