505-440-3713 Terry@SiCaribe365.com

Sí Bonaire Diving

 

Bonaire Marine’s Park offers a total of 86 dive sites, it is home to over 57 species of soft and stony coral and more than 350 recorded fish species. Many of the dive sites have access by boat or shore.

Bonaire

Destination & Adventures

Discover the

Undersea World

Isla Mujeres has some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. Here you can enjoy some incredible caves, and an abundance of sealife – eels, groupers, snappers, turtles, parrotfish and numerous corals.

Diving in Isla Mujeres is suitable to all levels. Many of the sites are shallow reefs with little to no current. For those with an advanced certification, a few deep wrecks await. There are arches, ledges and even a few caves ripe for exploration. If you’re staying in Isla Mujeres for a good length of time, most dive operators are able to arrange trips to the mainland for diving in Cenotes or near Cancun.

A unique experience is diving at the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks where on the bottom of the ocean a large group of reef, bull, and nurse sharks can be seen sleeping. At a depth of 20-30 meters, this dive site is recommended for advanced divers.

Machones Reef

Manchones Reef System
Spend multiple tanks exploring the Manchones Reef system: Manchones I, II, Atlantis, and the Cross of the Bay. In the National Marine park just off the southwestern shore of Isla, a few yards/meters west of MUSA. Beautiful fish tank dives, 10 meter depths, turtles, moray, rays, reef fish, and the occasional nurse shark. Other favorite sites near Isla Mujeres include Manchones Reef, a 2500 ft. (800m) long coral reef; Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, an underwater feature full of groggy bull, black tip, gray reef, and nurse sharks; and Navy Boat Shipwreck (at 70 ft./21m) where you can explore the boat’s bathroom, office and guns.

Tavos Reef

Media Luna Reef

Just off Isla Mujeres East Shore is Media Luna Reef. Sandy bottom at 40ft (13m) to the east, Media Luna is a series of stunning canyons, arches and swim throughs running perpendicular to the shoreline. Dive Media Luna reef to swim the many swim throughs, and view the amazing structure and varied fish and sponge life. In the summer, dolphins sitings are common on this side of the island. 

Yunque Reef

Just off Isla Mujeres North East tip and Mia Reef Resort is Yunque Reef. 25ft (8m), Sandy bottom and coral, fun easy diving, snorkeling and free diving.

Punta Sur

PUNTA SUR, RIPPING DRIFT, 45 FT 15 M!
Punta Sur drift is one of the favorites, running from Southwest tip of Isla around the point and finishing in the reefs on the Southeastern side. The current runs through rock gardens, reefs, old marine artifacts, schools of barracuda, rays, scorpion fish. Backside of the Island is best location for dolphin encounters too! Turtle breeding season from early May through late June gives you views of amazing moments, loggerhead and green turtles making new turtles! Punta Sur is a convergence point for several currents making it rich with food.

Navy Boat Shipwreck

C55 AND C58 WRECK DIVES, 80 FT 26 M!
The wreck dives are are some of the most challenging. Deeper, and with current, you will want to reach the goal on the bottom! C55 ( always free descent ) and C58 ( buoy line we can use if the current moderate to light ) surprise everyone with the fish and other marine life in and around the structures. December thru March the wrecks are swarming with Eagle Rays! Turtles, moray, rays, reef fish, nurse shark are common encounters on these dives.

SCUBA diving the C58 Minesweeper Wreck of Isla Mujeres
This wreck is a World War 2 minesweeper called Juan de la Barrera Battleship, General Anaya or USS Harlequin. It is laying at about 25 meters depth and you can penetrate parts of it.

This is one of the most popular wreck dives in the area and especially with all the marine life inside it is special with all the schools of fish searching for cover from predators and beautiful currents..

Diving

Diving

Diving

Isla Mujeres

Dive Highlights

  • Cave of the Sleeping Sharks
  • Machones Reef
  • Tavos Reef  
  • Media Luna Reef
  • Yunque Reef 
  • Punta Sur
  • Shipwreck

100% Organic

Fun & Adventure

  • MUSA                           
  • Drift Dives                              
  • La Bandera Reef   
  • Pailas Reef 
  • Punta Negra                                                  

Diving

Diving

Diving

MUSA

(Underwater Museum of Art in Isla Mujeres)
One of the most popular activities in Isla Mujeres is to visit MUSA, (Museo Subacuático de Arte). You can tour the underwater museum by glass bottom boat to enjoy over 500 sculptures by the creator Jason deCaires Taylor. For a better experience, and to get closer to the sculptures, head on a snorkelling tour or go scuba diving. MUSA was created to encourage visitors to visit an alternative area around Isla Mujeres taking the pressure off the nearby reef.

Underwater sculpture parks are created as tourist attractions, but they are also used as artificial reefs to help promote the growth of coral and the return of more marine life. 

The site in Isla Mujeres is divided into two galleries with 3 salons:

Salon Nizuc – at a depth of 4 metres and suitable for snorkeling. 
Salon Punta Sam – suitable for snorkelling
Salone Machones – at a depth of 8 metres and suitable for both snorkelers and scuba divers

Grampin, Punta Negra, El Tunel, Gorgeous Drift Dives

GRAMPIN, PUNTA NEGRA, EL TUNEL, GORGEOUS DRIFT DIVES, 50 FT 15 M!
The reefs and walls in the Grampin, Punta Negra, and El Tunel areas are some of the best dives for lots of life. 2 to 3 meter walls and structure rising off the bottom, Dense with marine life and coral, you will see everything here, even Eagle Rays out of season. Turtles, moray, rays, reef fish, nurse shark and more black tip sightings in 2018 than in past years.

La Bandera, Beautiful Reef

AWESOME FIRST DRIFT LOCATION, 35 FT 12 M!
La Bandera is one of the most beautiful dives. Dense with marine life and coral, a function of its depth and constant nutrutrient flow from the current. Two large parallel coral structures rise off the bottom providing tons of habitat. In the marine park the currents can vary. 

Pailas Reef System

Pailas is a ledge/wall that runs to the north, all the way to Isla Contoy. The Eastern edge of reefs that run West to the mainland. 40ft (13m) on the deeper sandy side, the wall is 2 to 4 meters high, with small canyons, holes and beautiful swim throughs. Lots of life with turtles, rays, reef fish, moray and nurse shark. Dive Pailas reef to experience the many swim throughs and view the varied fish and sponge life.

Punta Negra

Great opportunity to see lots of fish shoaling around the reef. Beautiful fish everywhere at some parts of the reef. The reef was flat, a sandy area with ledges and some big rocks – perfect for critters to hide. Again there was not a lot of current, easy diving and time to look around slowly for special creatures – perfect!

Many different species of moray eels, cleaner shrimps, even some lobsters, and huge crabs. Grunts can be the main attraction here, swimming and shoaling over the shallow reef in large numbers. Definitely a dive spot to visit when you are staying on Isla Mujeres!

Finding the Perfect Adventure Destination Bonaire...

ResortResort Website

Bonaire

Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Beach Destination

Your vacation to Bonaire is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Bonaire is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Bonaire’s beaches will not disappoint.

Swimming

Bonaire has over 22 beaches. On Bonaire and sister island Klein Bonaire, the sands of some beaches are soft and blindingly white, while others are coarser and darker due to the high content of crushed shells and coral.

Sunbathing

Te Amo is a beautiful, white sandy public beach situated near Bonaire’s airport. Its location provides spectacular sights of arriving airplanes on this otherwise tranquil area. The sandy shoreline makes easy access to the water.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding on Bonaire. Romantic weddings on a sugar white sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful views in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning beforehand, Bonaire is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance and Bonaire is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Bonaire has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Bonaire. It is easy to learn and a great way to have fun in the many coves surrounding the island.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the pristine bays with their cyrstal clear water. Include in your paddling adventure a trip through the extensive mangroves and visit with the critters that flourish here.

Sailing

Sea breezes and  the most beautiful beaches in the world. Bonaire is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Snorkeling allows you to get a broad view of the coral reef with its many inhabitants. In a few meters of depth, chances are you can spot turtles, rays or even a seahorse. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. 

Scuba

Bonaire offers scuba diving 24/7, 365 days a year and in a pristine underwater environment with access to many locations for shore and boat diving. It is an award winning diving destination that accommodates every skill level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Bonaire is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. The turquoise blue waters off Bonaire are perfect for deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing and spear fishing.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Bonaire is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

“Piedro So”, the only golf course on island, has one objective, to keep the course as natural as possible. This 18 hole golf course is perfectly shaped into the eco environment of Bonaire, which gives the course a unique ecologic vibe. 

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

Bonaire’s best known places for horseback riding are Rancho Washikemba on Bonaire’s eastern side, and the Horse Ranch Bonaire, on the western side, located only a short drive from Bonaire’s capital Kralendijk.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, creates the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Bonaire as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Bonaire for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Bonaire has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities exist on Bonaire for entrepreneurs in the business. From beachfront and beach view homes, condos, apartments and vacant land that lie close to the attractive vistas that line the coastline.

Beach Houses

It is always a wonderful idea to set up villas, apartments and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Bonaire has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

The culture of Bonaire can be seen in the faces of its people. The different features and hues tell the story of dozens of ethnic and racial influences.  Indian, African, Asian and European inhabitants have all contributed to who Bonaire is today.

Culture

The traditional celebrations calendar in Bonaire is filled with exciting activities throughout the year. Most of these celebrations have some main elements in common, which is uniting people with food, music and dance.  The celebrations on Bonaire are an important part of the culture on Bonaire. 

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Bonaire is well known for her varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisites culinary delights, paired with wine, local beer and rum with long histories and international reputations.

Cactus Drink

Have you ever drank a cactus? The island’s Cadushy Distillery makes a cactus liqueur that has a lime flavor along with a few other liqueurs. You can visit the distillery in Rincon or the store in downtown Kradeljik. 

Beer

If you want to get very local, Bonaire Blond is the beer for you. It’s brewed at a local restaurant and available in bottles at the grocery store and in a handful of restaurants on the island. Nothing beats a Blonde Beer in Bonaire!

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resorts

Bonaire resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resorts

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Bonaire is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Resorts

If you’re looking for warmth, relaxation, and an amazing experience, look no further than Bonaire. Around every corner of the island there are plenty of new adventures and surprises.

Special Trips, Tours & Events:  Bonaire

Taste of the Carribbean 

Maecenas lectus purus, pulvinar sed rutrum id, laoreet cursus nibh. Duis eu purus at convallis vehicula.

Romance

Maecenas lectus purus, pulvinar sed rutrum id, laoreet cursus nibh. Duis eu purus at convallis vehicula.

Activities

Maecenas lectus purus, pulvinar sed rutrum id, laoreet cursus nibh. Duis eu purus at convallis vehicula.

Beach Time

Maecenas lectus purus, pulvinar sed rutrum id, laoreet cursus nibh. Duis eu purus at convallis vehicula.

Bonaire has some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. Here you can enjoy some incredible caves, and an abundance of sealife – eels, groupers, snappers, turtles, parrotfish and numerous corals.

 

 

Diving in Bonaire is suitable to all levels. Many of the sites are shallow reefs with little to no current. For those with an advanced certification, a few deep wrecks await. There are arches, ledges and even a few caves ripe for exploration.

 

 

Latest from the Blog

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt. 

Finding the Perfect Adventure Destination Headquarters In Bonaire...

ResortResort Website

A Special Thanks to All Our Destinations

Caribe

365

Anguilla

Antigua

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bonaire

Cayman Islands

Curacao

Caribe

365

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Jamaica

Martinique

Montserrat

Saint Barthélemy 

Saint Lucia 

Caribe

365

Saint Martin  

Saint Vincent

Sint Maarten

St. Kitts & Nevis

Trinidad & Tobago

Turks & Caicos

U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands