Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Bonaire

Ready to check out the best sites in Bonaire for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 33 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Bonaire to suit your needs.
Bonaire dive site map
Boca Slagbaai North

#1 - Boca Slagbaai North

Bonaire North, ABC Islands

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Boca Slagbaai is a wonderful beach that, unfortunately, was ravaged by the extremely rare hurricane of 1999. Many of the facilities and buildings on this beach were damaged. As repairs are made and concessions begin operations again, we'll put a note in this section. This is a great beach to spend the day with the kids. See the Boca Bartol North site for Washington Park entrance directions.
Salt Pier

#2 - Salt Pier

Bonaire South, ABC Islands

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The Salt Pier is one of the most spectacular dives. The pilings harbor some interesting growth that you won't find easily elsewhere. Since you will need permission from the Cargill Salt Company, make plans early with your local dive shop to schedule this dive. 5.9 km South of the Airport. If you miss this one, you're sleeping!
Karpata

#3 - Karpata

Bonaire North, ABC Islands

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Popular with shore divers. Karpata is located at the end of the one-way section on the coastal road. Known for its good visibility and panorama views, this site is great for wide-angle photographers. Divers can pose by huge ship anchors embedded in the coral, or over branching colonies of elkhorn, which stretch from ten feet up to the surface. Depth 20-100 feet (6-30 meters). Karpata is just to the East of the No Dive Zone, and offers some of the more spectacular diving on the island.On the stretch of road between Columbia and Karpata, 7 km North of Kralendijk.
Playa Funchi

#4 - Playa Funchi

Bonaire North, ABC Islands

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Playa Funchi is an excellent dive. Easy entry, a short kick-out, and plenty of sights. There is even a bit of tree shade available. For night dive, bring your own shore light, there are NO lights visible for orientation. Last Dive must be done till 2:30 pm Easy access, sandy bottom with some corrals See the Boca Bartol North site for Washington Park entrance directions.
Boca Slagbaai South

#5 - Boca Slagbaai South

Bonaire North, ABC Islands

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This is another perspective of the Slagbaai Beach, from the South. The area is a wonderful site to visit, if only to spend the day relaxing on the beach. See the Boca Bartol North site for Washington Park entrance directions.
Invisibles

#6 - Invisibles

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Easy beach access
Wayaca III

#7 - Wayaca III

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Wayaca III is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Petries Pillar

#8 - Petries Pillar

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Petries Pillar is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Larry`s Lair

#9 - Larry`s Lair

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Larry`s Lair is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire South which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sarra's Smile

#10 - Sarra's Smile

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Sarra's Smile is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire South which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Kalli's Reef

#11 - Kalli's Reef

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Kalli's Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Windsock

#12 - Windsock

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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A shore or boat dive, Windsock offers the novice diver the chance to cruise the area located at the end of the runway off Flamingo Airport. Divers often see turtles and rays. Park just south of Flamingo Airport at Windsock Public Beach. Walk into water. Windsock is also known as Riba Ruina.
Ebo's Reef

#13 - Ebo's Reef

Bonaire

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Many "do not touch me" sponges and an excellent sampling of the abundant marine life around Bonaire North side of Klein Bonaire Ebo's Reef is also known as Ebo's Special.
Bakadera

#14 - Bakadera

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Bakadera is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ti Amo Beach

#15 - Ti Amo Beach

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Ti Amo Beach is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire South which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Keepsake

#16 - Keepsake

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Keepsake is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
South Bay

#17 - South Bay

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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South Bay is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Wayaca II

#18 - Wayaca II

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Wayaca II is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Delfin Beach Resort Reef

#19 - Delfin Beach Resort Reef

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Delfin Beach Resort Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire South which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Punt Wekua

#20 - Punt Wekua

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Difficult entry on the first 10-20 meters, Because the reef-top is only 30-50 cm deep. But you will see undestroyed corals at all.
Thousand Steps

#21 - Thousand Steps

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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1000 Steps is a shore or boat dive (actually, for the shore divers, 64 steps down to the site from the road and it seems like 1000 steps coming back up with scuba gear!). Currents are light and the novice diver will have a chance to observe hawksbill turtles and seahorse. This is a nice dive and especial place to photographers. See the map of diving in Bonaire. All sites are widely identified. Thousand Steps is also known as 1000 Steps.
Boka Slagbaai North

#22 - Boka Slagbaai North

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Boka Slagbaai North is also known as Slagbaai.
Playa Benge

#23 - Playa Benge

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Suit up with boots at the top. Carry your BC and tank. Walk down the well worn path to an area of very large but very loose rocks. Carefully walk south over the loose rocks until you reach the boundary of the rocky area and turn right (West). Climb up over the rocky deposits and descend to the rocky/gravelly beach. Playa Benge is also known as Playa Bengi.
The Point

#24 - The Point

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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The Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tolo

#25 - Tolo

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Tolo is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Carel's Vision

#26 - Carel's Vision

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Carel's Vision is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Windjammer

#27 - Windjammer

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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It is closed to shore dive due an accident with two divers. Contact with a dive operator to dive boat only. Very nice dive. In the shallow you will see a lot of big parrotfish. The Windjammer change its position due a storm. Last dive site before BOPEC (Bonaire Petroleum). Windjammer is also known as Mary Bahn.
Eighteen Palms

#28 - Eighteen Palms

Bonaire, Bonnaire South

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Reef that slopes down to 34 meters. cross the sand channel for the second reef were you will find schooling tarpon, follow the reef you will find the point were the 2 reefs connect. lots of coral blocks, barracuda and tarpon. sometimes an eagle ray is digging in the sand From the beach. This site is in front of the Lt. Governor's house. This house has at least 18 palm trees in the front yard, so its name. Access is from the NW entrance at Plaza Resort (it is also the house reef of this resort). Eighteen Palms is also known as 18th Palm.
Jerry`s reef

#29 - Jerry`s reef

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Klein Bonaire east Jerry`s reef is also known as Jerry Sponges.
Witches Hut

#30 - Witches Hut

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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This easy shore or boat dive, with light currents and a depth of 6-30 meters, offers novice divers a chance to see mountainous star coral with abundant fish life. Angelfish, rock beauties, and butterfly fish make their homes in the rocky reefs. See the map of diving in Bonaire. All dive sites are widely identified. Witches Hut is also known as Weber's joy.
Webber`s Joey

#31 - Webber`s Joey

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Webber`s Joey is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bonaire, Bonnaire North which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Joanne's Sunchi

#32 - Joanne's Sunchi

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Directly from the boat only
Mi Dushi

#33 - Mi Dushi

Bonaire, Bonnaire North

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Directly from boat only