CAPTAIN DON’S & CORAL PARADISE
One thing I know about divers is they truly embody the philosophy of eat, sleep, dive, repeat. As with many scuba diving destinations many of your plans are dependent on the dive schedule. Bonaire is different. The theme of your trip is dive freedom. If you want to do 3 night dives you can. If you want to take a morning off and dive the afternoon you can. Bonaire has more than 60 shore dives and 50 of these are easily accessible.
Most travellers when visiting Bonaire will sign up for a Dive & Drive Package. Accommodation is also flexible in Bonaire. There are many guesthouses with kitchens like Coral Paradise (where I spent my last trip) this way you can cook your own meals, to resorts that offer different all-inclusive options like Buddy Dive and Captain Don’s Habitat. Also many guesthouses will have deals with a resort. For example Coral Paradise will set you up with a dive and drive plan so you have access to all the amazing shore, but it is also located next to Captain Don’s Habitat so you will also get daily breakfast at the resort, and can do unlimited shore diving from their jetty.
Bonaire diving has once again received top honours and secured seven different awards in Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, including three #1 ratings, underscoring the island’s long held reputation as a diver’s paradise. The #1 Caribbean rankings received by Bonaire include Best Macro Diving, Best Shore Diving and Best Beginner Diving