Bonaire in 100 photos – Red Slave fishermen

3 January 2021 by Casper Douma - Reading time: 2 minutes

Red Slave on Bonaire offers a historic diving experience with rich coral formations and marine life. Fishing from shore is popular, with light to medium gear recommended for both reef fish and larger species, especially at dawn or dusk.

A lone fisherman at Red Slave just off the coast of Bonaire.

Red Slave is one of the most remarkable dive sites on the south side of Bonaire. This spot is famous for its historical background and breathtaking underwater world. This area is known for the old slave huts visible above the water, a silent reminder of the island’s colonial past. Fishing from shore at Red Slave is a popular activity. As a fisherman, here you can enjoy the calm and clear waters typical for Bonaire. The best way for a fishermen is to use light to medium gear. This will allow you to target reef fish as well as larger species swimming along the drop-offs. It is recommended to fish early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the fish are most active.

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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