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Best Snorkel Spots in Bonaire??

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by ReadyDiverOne, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
    I'd vote for the relatively shallow and calm area with lots of soft corals just north of Sand $ and BDR, Andrea I &II to Witches Hut and Tolo, maybe.
  2. gbf

    gbf ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter


    I wear a size 10 shoe.

    Jets say "Large 6" - way too small for me. I'll have my lovely bride try them on tonight. Keep in mind Jetfins are majorly negatively buoyant.

    The Cressi's fit me with both 3 and 5 mm boots. They're really comfortable. It says "M - L" on them, I guess men's large. I like these a lot, just got "new gear fever" and bought new ones...

    I can send them to you if you want (PM me address), and you can see if they'll work for you. If not carry them on to Bon and give them to the youth org, I think "Scuba Rangers" or something like that -

    @KOB you around?
  3. homerdoc

    homerdoc Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: South Carolina
    I would almost guarantee sea turtles (that is probably too strong of a word), I always see them in the shallows eating sea lettuce. Note they are small, and if you watch from shore you can see them surface for air.

    It is very feasible, however, what appears to be an easy entrance always dumps me when people are looking. Count the waves.

    Salt pier would be where I would take someone who only snorkeled if I had to pick one spot.

    Go straight out from the entrance and look around in about 10 feet of water for turtles. Swim out to the posts for seeing fish.

  4. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    It is but neither group is allowed if there's a ship loading or inbound (it's a working salt operation). Check with the Cargill office that's on-site. A lot of our dive was spent around 10' or less among the pier structures
    Your DM (or Bas) will know.. As I mentioned we found turtles under the coral heads in about 10' of water between the dive mooring and Klein Bonaire itself at a site called Jerry's Reef. The divers head away from the island into deeper water.
  5. knives

    knives Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
    Also Andrea 1 is a good snorkel site, and 1000 steps almost always has turtles. Oil slick can also be good when it is not too windy, I often see rays and turtles and once ina while squid.
  6. Jah3986

    Jah3986 Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Florida
    My wife and I just got back from Bonaire. On our last day after a full week of diving, we took the Epic Tours water taxi to Klein Bonaire. The captain was very friendly and brought us to No Name Beach where we dropped off our dry bags and got back on the boat so he could take us a bit down the shore and dropped us in to drift snorkel back to No Name. It was a great snorkel. The reef is a bit sparse but lots of fish. We saw an eagle ray a turtle and some VERY curious french angels among many others. We drifted for about an hour before reaching the beach again where you can hang out until you're ready to take the taxi back. Highly recommend. $20 pp round trip.
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  7. ReadyDiverOne

    ReadyDiverOne ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central

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