How many dive sites do you need to qualify as a premium scuba destination? Five? Ten? How about 60?
And while numbers are important, quality is the big decider. What are you looking for? Lush vegetation? Diverse species of marine life? Sunken wrecks?
Matching every feature that defines a divers paradise, consider planning your next adventure around the island of Bonaire.
Covering a total area of around 113 square miles (294km2), the Dutch special municipality of Bonaire is one of the Caribbean’s most underrated islands. As the B in the Netherlands’ ABC islands, the region is home to a number of water-based activities including scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling.
Accessible by direct flight from Amsterdam, Bonaire has all sorts of facilities built to serve the island’s tourists. And whether you’re staying in a luxury resort or a discounted apartment, you can expect that staff will eventually guide you towards one of the area’s dive centers.