Bonaire is not called Divers Paradise for nothing. Many tourists come for diving to Bonaire. Whether you are a beginner or already advanced, Bonaire has something for everyone. This is due to the wide diversity of the dive sites, which you can (almost) all walk in from the coast. This is truly special! As a result, divers have a lot of freedom to decide where to go diving, they are not dependent on other divers and / or boats.
If you want to go diving on Bonaire, it is necessary to rent a car. A pick-up is the most suitable for this.
Furthermore, it is obligatory to pay a Nature-Fee as a diver (or snorkeler). This is a permit you buy so that Stinapa (National Parks Foundation) can protect the underwater world by, for example, developing a buoyancy system to limit damage to the reef. The cost of the Nature Fee for divers is $ 25, - and for snorkelers $ 10, -. In exchange for this you will get a big plastic coin that you must wear visibly. This permit is available at all diving shops on the island.
The dive permit also gives free access to the Washington Slagbaai National Park. There are some dive sites in the park definitely worth checking out