Undeniably the shore diving capital of the world, Bonaire is a diver’s paradise and makes for a great short break from the UK.
The entire island is designated a marine park and with 86 official dive sites to explore, you’ll be kept busy all week. The majority of the dive sites are easily accessed from the shore and are clearly marked by yellow flag stones. The best way to get around is on a ‘drive and dive’ package which includes standard pick up truck rental for the duration of your stay.
On your leisure day, there’s plenty to discover, whether it’s on the water or in one of the national parks. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular activities and Washington-Slagbaai National Park is rich in cultural and historical heritage as well as being the best place to spot Bonaire’s special wildlife. If you need to cool down, don’t forget to try the local ‘Lover’s’ ice cream.
Day1: Fly to Bonaire
Depart the UK (regional airports available) for Bonaire via Amsterdam, arriving later the same day.
Begin your ‘Drive and Dive’ pack, which includes pick-up truck rental and six days of diving (unlimited shore diving each day). Marine Park Fee is paid locally.
Day8: Depart Bonaire
Day9: Arrive UK
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Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 daysfrom £1,645 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
7 nights in resort
Pick-up truck rental
6 days unlimited shore diving
Tanks and weights
Lying just north of Venezuela, Bonaire is a perfect year-round family destination, with little rainfall, a village feel and much to see and do. Undoubtedly the shore diving capital of the world, this is a also great choice for those wanting to learn to dive, and photographers.
Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, giant frogfish, southern stingray, spotted eagle ray
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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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.
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 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.
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.