To discover the fascinating underwater world of Bonaire it is not necessarily necessary to go diving. Also with snorkeling you imagine yourself in a tropical aquarium. On Bonaire there are several tour operators and diving schools that organize snorkel trips to the most beautiful places.
The Dutch dive island has seventeen official snorkel locations that can be reached directly from the coast without first having to go with a boat. Our favorite snorkel spot is 1000 Steps in the north. This beautiful snorkel and dive spot can be reached by a stone staircase. There's a good chance that you will see sea turtles at this spot and you will of course see the most beautiful fish and beautiful coral.
The Bonaire National Marine Park is unique in the Caribbean region. On Bonaire you walk with your snorkeling gear into the ocean and you find yourself almost immediately in the coral reef with its hundreds of enchanting residents. There is already a lot to see after three meters of swimming from the coast.
Snorkeling on Bonaire is also very accessible. You drive a car or bike to anywhere on the coast, at any time of the day and you can make a snorkeling trip from the beach. This is what appeals to many snorkel enthusiasts.
You can also take part in a guided snorkel trip where you can safely snorkel with experienced instructors at the most beautiful spots of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.
Snorkel enthusiasts must ensure that they do not burn their backs. The water provides a cooling, but in the meantime the sun shines on your back. Sunscreen is naturally washed away by the ocean water. There is also a waterproof sunscreen available on the market. Actually you can best wear a T-shirt when you go snorkeling.
Snorkeling items can be bought or rented anywhere in Kralendijk. A well-fitting diving mask is recommended. When your dive mask is filled with water, the fun of snorkeling is gone. People who wear glasses can have special glasses sharpened for the goggles. Anyone who enters the water a bit afraid, can if necessary rent a life jacket to enjoy the wonderful underwater world of the coral island.
The video below we made while snorkeling on Bonaire. As you can see, you come across the most beautiful fish while snorkeling.
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