Where we are diving
With abundant marine life, over 80 official dive sites, and breathtaking views you’ll never want to leave. Bonaire is often referred to as the “shore diving capital of the world”. Its crystal-clear waters are perfect for any diver at any level. The calm waters allow novice divers to swim parallel to the shore with minimal currents. Advanced divers will enjoy the unlimited shore dives and freedom to explore the ocean floor. Swimming along with the large sponges and sea fans, you’re bound to spot angelfish, butterflyfish, seahorses, crabs, and shrimp.
Each dive site in Bonaire is marked with a large yellow rock with the site name painted on it. This makes it easy for you to hop in the car and just drive to your next site. You’re on island time now and the sea is yours.
We will be diving with Buddy Dive. As a full-service dive center, their dive team is known to go out of their way to make every dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. Boat diving is very popular in Boniare and offers divers an excellent opportunity to dive sites other may not have access to. Boat diving with Buddy Dive lets the diver explore the beautiful underwater world under the guidance of one of our experienced dive staff members.
As the “shore diving capital of the world”, the fringing reef begins close to the shore, usually, a short 30 feet (10 meters) swim or less. Bonaire’s sea abounds with beautiful marine life and a fascinating variety of multi-colored tropical fish. The sea is remarkably calm and conditions are superb for both scuba diving and snorkeling. On average, while diving on Bonaire, the visibility exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) and our average water temperature is 80º Fahrenheit (28°C).
Registration closes soon!
Devin Bright, Open Water Diver Instructor
Devin began diving in 2003 and has taught scuba diving in New Mexico and Virginia during his time as a Dive Professional. Originally from Kansas, Devin has traveled the world as an U.S Army Aviation officer and Operations Research Analyst for the last 16 years.
Nate Northup, Open Water Diver Instructor
1. It’s the shore diving capital of the world!
2. The island is as authentic as they come.
3. There are flamingos!
4. And donkeys!
5. You can dive basically anywhere you like.
6. Delicious food and drinks.
Where we are staying
An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise with spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters.
Buddy Dive is a resort where you can dive, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Their personable staff, spacious accommodations, and dive operation makes your holiday worry-free.
Buddy Dive is one of the largest Bonaire dive resorts. All of their one-bedroom apartments have an ocean or garden view and are comfortably furnished to accommodate your needs. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area with cable TV, patio or balcony and air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and shower.
- Double diver: $2,050
- Double non-diver: $1,830
- Single diver: $3,080
- Single non-diver: $2,870
Deposit and payments
- $500 due upon sign up
- Full Balance: Due January 6, 2023
- Pre-trip meeting: February 19, 2023
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- 7 nights accommodations
- 6 days of unlimited shore diving
- Single cab manual transmission truck rental (insurance is included) (must be 23 to rent)
- Daily breakfast buffet
- Roundtrip transfers
What’s not included
- Airfare: Diventures will assist
- $75 tourist tax
- $45 Marine Park Fee
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- SMB & reel
- SeaLife Micro
- Sea Dragon 900
- Coral ID
- Perfect Buoyancy
What prior travelers say
“Dang!! These guys make it so easy and FUN! Diventures offers us a great value on a super adventure-filled vacation.”