Dive Sites

So many..but which ones are the best?

Dive Sites

So many..but which ones are the best?


Hoe is het weer op Bonaire?

For 25 consecutive years Bonaire has been named the Number 1 shore diving destination in the Caribbean & Atlantic. Each year Bonaire takes home numerous awards at the Scuba Diving Magazine's Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

But with almost 100 dive sites to choose from..which ones are the must dive dive sites?

 1. 1000 steps
 1. 1000 steps

1. 1000 steps

1000 steps is located on the north-west side of Bonaire with a beach made up of bleached coral pieces. But don't let the name fool you, there are only 67 steps. So don't worry you only have to carry your gears down 67 steps.

1000 steps is a great dive site and also a superb snorkel site. Sea turtles are often seen resting under soft corals in the shallows.

 2. Bari Reef

2. Bari Reef

Bari Reef is located just north of Kralendijk. The entry is made up of bleached coral pieces and the shallows has beautiful white sand. Just beyond the sand the reef starts around 15 feet.

Bari Reef is known for a variety of fish life. Octopus, Frogfish and Tarpon are often sighted at Bari Reef.

 3. Hilma Hooker

3. Hilma Hooker

In the deep waters of the south west side of Bonaire lies the Hilma Hooker. The entry can be difficult due to a steep rock ledge. The waves can also make the entry a bit more difficult. Quick piece of advice..never turn your back to the ocean.

The Hilma Hooker is a deep wreck dive with bow at 85 feet. The wreck is on her side, this allows for a overhang from the cargo holds. In the cargo hold hides one or a few HUGE Tarpons.

 4. Salt Pier
 4. Salt Pier

4. Salt Pier

Also located at the south west side of Bonaire is the Salt Pier. Also a little bit difficult to enter due to waves. The Salt Pier is a very popular dive site because of the T-shaped pillars. Some in the shallow some a bit deeper.

The pillars have various sponges and corals growing on them. As long as there is no boat at the pier diving is allowed. Salt Pier is also a great spot to see Green Moray, Octopus and Barracuda. Night dive at Salt Pier is just a must!

 5. Tailor Made

5. Tailor Made

Located on the north west side of Bonaire. Tailor Made is really tailor made. An un-marked dive site, a secret of the locals. Thus taking a local dive guide is a must for this dive.

There is no beach, only bleached pieces of coral. The entry can be difficult due to wind and shallow coral.

Who hangs out at Tailor Made? Rainbow Parrot fish, Rays and Nurse Sharks! Oh and the heart on the Queen Angel Fish is also tailor made..

So are you ready to visit what's called the Diver's Paradise?

At Terramar we suggest our guests to book with our partner 5 start dive shop VIP Diving.

And for amazing dive tours Tracy our almost local-American girl married to a local dive master. Tracy's available through Mermaid Tours Bonaire!

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