When visiting Bonaire, you’ll be greeted with the words “welcome to paradise,” and it is definitely a paradise for diving and scuba enthusiasts. This Caribbean nation holds a steady climate and a year-round average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (81 F). Just off the coast of Venezuela, yet so far from it in every other way, the island plays host to reefs, sharks, shipwrecks, and sands that lure in divers from afar time and time again. Dive instructors can be found everywhere, ready to take you on the ultimate diving adventure.
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You’re right at the equator, always use sunscreen. That said, this is one nation where you don’t need to worry too much about mosquitos.
Locals are very protective of their reefs, make sure to follow your scuba guide word for word. Dive pros will let you know where to go and how to best serve the safety of the habitat in which you’re diving. This type of care being exercised while scuba diving is reflective of a place that takes care of the environment in general, and it easy to see why with all of the beauty that surrounds travelers in the region.
$30-40 USD per dive