Northern Caribbean
Bahamas/Turks & Caicos
Central Caribbean
Cayman/Greater Antilles
Eastern Caribbean/
Leeward Islands
USVI through Guadeloupe
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Winward Islands
Dominica through Tobago
Southern Caribbean
Netherlands Antilles
Western Caribbean
Central America

Resting just off the northern coast of Venezuela, but a world away in terms of both culture and physical environment, the Dutch-flavored islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao caress the southern portion of the Caribbean Sea. Sometimes known as the ABC islands, they are part of the Netherlands Antilles group, which also includes some islands in the Leewards. However, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao offer a world of underwater experiences unto themselves.

The westernmost of the ABC islands, Aruba offers a variety of underwater thrills. There are numerous wrecks at easy diving depths. These include large freighters that were victims of submarine torpedoes during World War II, a tugboat, and even airplanes. Reef sites offer colorful Barrel Sponges; Brain, Elkhorn and Sheet Corals; seafans; and multitudes of fish, including Manta and Eagle Rays, and lots of eels. There is even a natural underwater bridge.

The waters off the island of Bonaire, and nearby Klein Bonaire, have been designated as a marine park. This underwater wonderland encloses a huge area all around the islands from the high water mark to a depth of 200 feet. The dive attractions begin in shallow water, too, with encrusting corals and tropicals just beneath the surface. Shore diving is excellent off Bonaire. Where the reef shelves out, there are magnificent stands of Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals and larger species of fish. Over the edge of the drop-off, Black Coral adds to the scene. Specific sites run the full range from aquarium-like shore dives and a pier, to deeper areas with currents and pelagics. Everywhere, large coral formations shelter fish of all kinds, and in several locations, the shallow reef slopes into a gentle wall.

As good as the diving around its sisters is, Curacao offers even more virgin territory. There are shore diving sites and the wreck diving includes a tugboat in only 15 feet, and a freighter in 80. Everywhere, large coral formations shelter fish of all kinds, and in several locations, the shallow reef slopes into a gentle wall.

Southern Caribbean  

Belmar Resort Bonaire

Luxury oceanfront apartments with fully equipped kitchens, featuring spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from you oversized balcony or terrace. Enjoy our freshwater pool at the ocean's edge, amid lush tropical gardens. A professional Dive Shop offers a variety of Dive programs, with boats departing from our private dock.
Toll free: (800) 992-2015

Wreck Diving Capital of the Caribbean! PADI Gold Palm 5 Star Dive Center - Modern Dive Center w/ custom built boats and top quality equipment. Variety of Packages from 6 dives for $160 to unlimited diving for $325.
For More Info: 011-297-872-302

Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino

Experience Marriott’s newest resort in the Caribbean, the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino, located in the Dutch Netherlands Antilles. Bask in the sun-drenched warmth of this enchanting island. With tropical Dutch Colonial-style architecture, lush gardens, friendly service, and a long list of available activities, you will fully experience a Caribbean paradise. For reservations and information, call 1-800-223-6388.

Sand Dollar Condominium Resort
Experience the luxury of a hotel & advantages of a condominium. It is the Perfect place for families & groups with Ocean’s Classroom & Sand Penny Club for kids. Discover Bonaire above and Below with Nature tours, Bicycling, Kayaking, guided snorkeling, world class diving and more.
US 1-800-288-4773

“Dive into…Bonaire’s luxury oceanfront resorts that have it all! Share 5 star amenities, 224 spacious suites and villas overlooking a private marina & beach. 3 restaurants / 3 bars, Five Star PADI Gold Palm, NAUI & IDD dive center, casino, spa & fitness, tour desk, water sports, fresh water pool, tennis and more!
(800) 766-6016 / (781) 821-6016
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238 Guestrooms, 18 suites offer Curacao’s best views of the surrounding ocean, coastline and town. Enjoy 2 restaurants/2 bars, PADI, NAUI, & IDD dive center, casino, outdoor pool, shops, tour desk, free shuttle to Sea-Aquarium beach (nearby). Affordable dive packages “Not far from anything…Close to Everything!”
(800) 766-6016 / (781) 821-6016