Bonaire Diving

Shore diving on pristine reefs

Bonaire is known worldwide for its simple side dives. The island is also called ‘shore dive capital of the world‘ and it’s obvious why! Most diving happens in the lee of the west side of the island, but there is another side of the island … the Bonaire east coast!

The Wild Side

The east side of Bonaire is also known as the wild side. This side, where the currents and winds come in, offers a unique and more adventurous diving experience compared to the west side. With almost flat and particularly wide coral reefs and steep, rugged walls, the east coast has a wide variety of diving locations that are very different from the western side dives.

Selection dive centers Bonaire

VIP Diving thinks that you, as a sustainable diver, picking a ‘green’ dive center is important. That’s what VIP Diving is! Being a front runner they received a PADI Green Star Award. 

B.A.S. Diving is the only real shore dive guide for the east coast and the second east coast dive operator, next to Bonaire East Coast Diving.

Bonaire East Coast Diving offers daily trips to the east coast, not from shore, but from a specially designed RIB. One of the tubes of the RIB can be partially taken away, to give easy access to the boat after the dives.

Wannadive works with a carefully selected range of properties, among them the Sunwise accommodations. Their goal is to offer our guests a choice that will fit their personal wishes for a perfect diving vacation. Wannadive and Sunwise have one common goal: offer you, our guest, the very best! 

Dive Friends Bonaire has several locations on the island, so that, for example, changing tanks can always be done in the vicinity of the Sunwise accommodations!

4WheelDiving takes you to places that only the locals know. Together with our guests they visit the dive sites out of the official map, where divemasters dive on their days off. Discover remote places, where the dive entrances are not marked with yellow rocks, with 4WheelDiving.

Beyond the Corals: a small but fully-equipped 5* PADI dive resort on Bonaire who are great in introducing people to the world of diving and showing them the breathtaking underwater world of Bonaire.

AB Dive: an independent dive center that stands out from other diving schools on Bonaire because they offer a drive-through service and dive tank rental at the lowest rates. Above that they specialize in shore diving and operate entirely on solar power.

Download here the PDF with the Bonaire Map Dive Sites, that you can see below:

Bonaire Dive Map

Bonaire, shore dive capital of the world!