Bonaire Snorkeling – Klein Bonaire

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Bonaire Snorkeling Sites – Klein Bonaire

With it’s healthy coral reefs and rich marine life, Bonaire is one of the best (Top 3) islands in the Caribbean for snorkeling!  Klein Bonaire, a small island less than 1/2 mile (1km) from Bonaire’s western coast, is encircled by coral reefs providing amazing biodiversity including colourful fish, coral, sponge and more.  Visibility is great as you can clearly see through more than fifty feet (15m) of Bonaire’s clear blue ocean.

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The best snorkeling sites in Klein Bonaire include (clockwise from the north-west tip of the island):

  • Mi Dushi (north side – west end) – This spot starts around 30 feet deep and offers views of a large variety of corals and sponges / plumes, along with octopus, shrimp, seahorses, blue tang, trunkfish and pipefish.  Great for beginners!
  • Leonora’s Reef (north side – west) – This spot offers views of a large variety of corals and sponges / plumes, along with seahorses, fire worms and snails along with fish including groupers, damselfish, butterfly-fish, angelfish, snappers and trunk-fish. Great for beginners!
  • Carl’s Hill – This spot is beach accessible! Views start around 20 feet of water offering a wide variety of marine life including sponges, gorgonians and coral along with fish such as barracudas, bar jacks and schools of blue tang
  • Ebo’s Special / Jerry’s Jam (north side – west) – This underwater cliff spot starts around 20 feet deep offering  views of  a variety of corals, and sponges / leafs as well as lobster, octopus and nurse sharks as well as fish including snappers, angelfish, chubs and wrasse
  • Knife (north side / central) – This spot is beach accessible! Views start around 15 feet of water offering a wide variety of coral along with sea urchins, crabs, slugs and eels as well as fish including parrotfish, hogfish, damselfish, chubs, lizardfish, butterfly-fish and angelfish.
  • Sampler (north Side / central) – This spot starts around 15 feet deep and offers views of a number of corals along with lobster, crabs, turtles and eels as well as fish including parrotfish, groupers and frogfish.  Great for beginners!
  • No Name Beach / Playa Neme (north Side / central) – This spot is beach accessible! Views include corals, sponges and algae as well as rays and fish including bone-fish, groupers, parrotfish, scorpionfish, angelfish and chub. Great for beginners!
  • Jerry’s Reef (east end) – This deep site offers views of a large variety of sponges as well as corals, anemones
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    and plumes along with turtles, rays and reef sharks as well as fish including parrotfish and puffers. A great location for beginners and underwater photography.
  • Just a Nice Dive (south side / east end) – This spot starts around 20 feet deep and offers views of corals, gorgonians along with fish including angelfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, butterfly-fish as well as schools of fish such as triggerfish
  • Keepsake (south side / east) – This spot starts around 15 feet deep and offers views of a variety of corals along with sponges and crabs, shrimps as well as a wide variety of fish including sergeant majors, parrotfish, snappers, angelfish and butterfly-fish
  • Monte’s Divi (south side / east) – This spot starts around 30 feet deep and offers views of a wide variety of corals along with anemone, sponges, sea urchins and plumes as well as a large variety of fish including groupers, parrotfish, trumpet-fish, doctorfish, angelfish and lizardfish
  • Rock Pile (south side / central) – This spot starts around 15 feet deep and offers views of a wide variety of corals and algae along with crabs, octopus, eels and fish including groupers, grunts, snappers, parrotfish, flounder, trumpet-fish and angelfish. Great for beginners!
  • South Bay (south side / central) – This limestone and sand bottom snorkeling spot starts around 25 feet deep and offers views of a large variety of corals as well as rays and fish including snappers and groupers. Great for beginners!
  • Captain Don’s Reef (south side / west end) – This spot starts around 20 feet deep and offers views of a variety of marine life
  • Forest (south side / west end) – This spot starts around 20 feet deep and provides experienced swimmers views of sponges, corals, turtles and fish including angelfish and grouper
  • Southwest Corner (south side / west tip) – This spot starts around 25 feet deep and provides experienced swimmers views of coral and other marine life including shrimp, turtles and fish such as doctorfish, grouper, barracuda, jacks, parrotfish and squirelfish.  A great location for underwater photography
  • Munk’s Haven (south side / west tip) – This underwater plateau starts around 30 feet deep and offers views of a large variety of corals and sponges, along with shrimp, turtles and fish including groupers, wrasse and many more
  • Sharon’s Serenity (west side)  – This spot starts around 20 feet deep and provides experienced swimmers views of seaplumes, a large variety of coral along with hawksbill and green turtles along with fish including groupers, damselfish, doctorfish, parrotfish and barracuda.  A great location for underwater photography

Planning a Snorkeling vacation to Bonaire?  Go back to Bonaire Snorkeling for a list of local Boat / Tour Operators who will take good care of you…

Also check out Snorkeling in Bonaire: North of Kralendijk; and South of Kralendijk as well as Bonaire Diving

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