Discover Bonaire With Sand Dollar Dive and Photo

by Stephen Frink The island of Bonaire is justifiably famous for its scuba diving. By far, the highest percentage of visitors come here to sample the warm, clear tropical waters, swim amid myriad and diverse fish populations, and enjoy the most effortless and hassle-free diving in the Caribbean. It was a bit of a surprise…


Bonaire: Macro Capital of the World

Text and Photography by Bonnie J. Cardone When I think of Bonaire, vignettes of past adventures unfold in my mind’s eye. It’s not for nothing the island has been called “Macro Capital of the Caribbean.”   Night Dive, Town Pier We had been looking for frogfish and seahorses with little success. While Bonaire is known…


World-Class Spa and World-Class Diving?

Only at Harbour Village, Bonaire by Bill Gleason If your vacation thoughts run to exercise, massages, steamrooms and all the various health services of a full line spa, there are any number of world-class resorts that will cater to your needs. If you want a spa vacation with world-class diving, however, there is only one…


A Dive Guide to Bonaire

The Longlure Frogfish is nothing like your typical fish. I studied this small, bulbous, mottled orange creature, which resembled a fist-sized gob of putty, as he sat motionless amid the Star Coral’s lumpy terrain. In the world of reef fish, “frogs” are the true kings of couch potatoes. On an activity scale of 1 to…


Wanderlust in the Netherlands Antilles

By Greg Johnston Wanderlust is an amazing thing. It’s what compels people like you and me to seek out new travel experiences, or at the very least, wander farther down a familiar road. When I arrived on Bonaire, a familiar place to me, I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to spend the next…


It’s Bonaire and the Diving is Easy

Text and Photography By Joel Simon The small Dutch island of Bonaire, only 50 miles north of Venezuela, attracts nearly 30,000 diving enthusiasts each year. In fact, recreational scuba diving is Bonaires largest industry. On the protected western shore of the island, just a few miles north of the main town of Kralendijk, a string…


9½ WEEKS ON BONAIRE

by Bonnie J. Cardone On the south side of the entrance to Bonaire’s Harbor Village Marina is a dive site not known for its topside beauty, but for the incredible abundance and variety of marine life that school just offshore. In the shallows, I stalked squid with my 15mm lens and spotted a giant Cubera…


Bonaire Scuba Diving Travel Report

Article and Photos by Jeni Smith Warm tropical waters, hundreds of species of fish, pristine corals; its no wonder that Bonaire is known as a diving paradise. Located 50 miles north of Venezuela in the Caribbean, Bonaire is part of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). Most of Bonaire’s western coast line is flat…