Bonaire, if you are a diver you certainly know where it is but to the rest of the world it is unknown. When asked “Where is your favorite place to dive?” I usually answer with Bonaire. Which more often than not is followed with “Where is that?”. By mentioning Aruba or Curacao they usually figure out quickly where Bonaire is, part of the ABC islands in the Dutch Caribbean. It was just voted for the 10th year in a row as the best dive location in the world. This tiny little island 50 miles north of Venezuela that is only 24 miles long and 3-5 miles wide reigns supreme in the dive community. It is a right of passage for a diver to dive in Bonaire. Dry and arid it could be said that it is not a very pretty island with cactus and scrub brush, but those of us that flock to the island know that the beauty of Bonaire is underwater. The entire island is one big dive site to explore to our hearts content 24 hours a day. Squid, turtles, stingrays, and even a manta ray will greet you as you play in the aqua blue waters off Bonaire. As the dive center heads off to Bonaire the first week of March, I truly don’t know how many times I have been there but I do know it will never be enough. The call of the little yellow rocks that line the road with the name of the dive site printed by hand on them is so strong that I have to go. It’s like going home again. Look for our photos on the website mid-March and share our experience with us.
Better yet go to Bonaire yourself and experience what diving freedom is all about.
Happy Diving…………..from all of us at Aquatic Realm