Belnem House Bonaire
Diving vacation Bonaire

Snorkeling and diving on Bonaire

  • 85 magnificent diving and snorkeling sites
  • 5-star PADI diving school
  • Luxury apartments

Bonaire: the ideal scuba diving destination

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, scuba diving on Bonaire is an experience you will never forget. The island is often declared the best diving destination in the Caribbean. So be sure to take a look underwater during your vacation. Whether you choose to scuba dive or snorkel, let yourself be swept away by the fascinating underwater world.

You can walk straight into the water

The calm and clear waters make Bonaire an ideal diving destination. The island has more than 85 official diving and snorkeling sites. Most of them can be reached directly from the shore, which makes admiring all the beauty underwater very accessible. Because the west coast is fairly sheltered, you don't have much trouble with currents and visibility is over 90 meters in some places. The Washington Lagoon National Park and The Bonaire National Marine Park are a paradise for divers and snorkelers. It even protects the colorful coral reef, sea turtles, tropical fish and other marine life.

Beautiful snorkeling and diving sites

  • Salt Pier
  • 1000 steps
  • Bari Reef
  • Wayaka
  • Klein Bonaire
    Ship wrecks

    One of the most popular wrecks in the Caribbean archipelago is easily accessible for recreational divers and that is the Hilma Hooker.

    Coral

    The coral in Bonaire is beautiful with bright colors and an abundance of coral reefs that are home to a rich variety of marine flora and fauna.

    Fish

    Bonaire has a variety of fish, including parrotfish, eagle rays, and seahorses, that bring the waters to life with their diversity and beauty.

    Sea turtles

    When you go snorkeling on Bonaire you can encounter 3 of the 7 species of sea turtles; Leatherbacks, Loggerheads and Green Sea Turtles.

5-star PADI diving school

Always wanted to dive? Belnem House Bonaire works together with 5-star PADI diving school Wannadive. Wannadive dive center is located right next to Belnem House, only a five-minute walk away. Wannadive provides professional PADI diving courses and fantastic diving trips in the Caribbean Sea. The experienced team provides the best possible training and creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Already certified and want to go on a special scuba dive in Bonaire? That's also possible, of course. You can also rent your snorkeling and diving equipment here.

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Bonaire: an island paradise

Besides being a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving, Bonaire has a beautiful landscape to explore. For example, you can visit the Washington Slagbaai National Park, located in the northwest. This is a park with a diverse landscape of cacti, limestone formations, and beautiful beaches. The park offers hiking and biking trails where visitors can enjoy the flora and fauna. Of course, you can also have a great time at our resort, at the swimming pool, in the tropical indoor garden or at Restaurant The Beach.

The 85 diving and snorkeling sites of Bonaire

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What previous guests have asked us ⤵

What are the best diving and snorkeling spots on Bonaire?

From unspoiled Klein Bonaire with its crystal clear waters and pristine coral reefs, to the biodiverse Bari Reef and the iconic wreck of the Hilma Hooker, Bonaire is spectacular for any snorkeler or diver.  You also have the Salt Pier and the staircase of 1000 Steps to explore for unforgettable encounters with colorful fish and breathtaking underwater landscapes.

❖ Is it possible to rent snorkeling and diving equipment?

Absolutely! We work together with dive center Wannadive. Here you can rent your diving and snorkeling equipment. We offer high-quality snorkel sets for rent, including goggles, snorkels, fins, and wetsuits.

❖ Besides snorkeling and diving, what else can you do on Bonaire?

Bonaire is also great for water sports. The island has the flattest water in the Caribbean and the wind always blows. This makes Bonaire very suitable for sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing!