The beautiful blue colored Caribbean sea is the biggest attraction on Bonaire. Snorkelers, divers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, sailors and swimmers spend many hours on or in the sea.
Bonaire’s reefs and seas are protected to a depth of 60 meters, as well as the small island of Klein Bonaire near the coast. Stinapa and the Bonaire Marine Park work day and night to protect this beautiful natural environment and inform both visitors and residents of Bonaire about the best ways to protect nature. For example, it is forbidden to anchor on Bonaire and special buoys have been laid for the dive boats. Special mooring places have been made for the visiting sailboats.
A lot of research is taking place on Bonaire. Some recent studies include Lac Bay’s mangroves, the conch protection, and various investigations into the fish populations and the condition of the coral reefs. Once underwater, you have a good chance to see the inhabitants of the reefs.
For example, you can see sea horses, frogfish, morens, turtles, fish in all colors or what about an octopus? Ask us at the diving school where you can find them, but remember: do not touch! Klein Bonaire beaches offer the Hawksbill and Loggerhead turtles ideal conditions for making their nests and laying eggs. The Green and Leatherback turtles can also be encountered, but they do not make nests on Bonaire. When visiting Klein Bonaire (or one of the sandy beaches on Bonaire itself), be careful where you walk, because the turtle nests, which are sometimes marked by the nature organizations, can be damaged when walked upon.