Thousand Steps

Thousand Steps is one of the most famous dive sites in all of Bonaire. Parking for this site is at the top of a cliff where you descend down 67 stairs with your gear on to access the beach. The long set of steps is where this site gets its name. A beautiful dive location.

You’ll see typical Caribbean life like nurse and reef sharks, possible eagle rays, turtles, stingrays, and lots of fish: snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and grouper.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

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Oil Slick Leap

This dive site is an easily accessible shore dive right outside of the downtown area. There is a latter for easy entry and exit from the water. An extremely easy dive site to navigate and great for all levels of divers.

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Andrea II

An easily accessible shore dive location with areas of shade and parking not far from the entry point. This is a large dive site so it never feels crowded here.

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Karpata

Many consider Karpata one of the best dive sites in Bonaire. It is famous for its spectacular visibility and beautiful topography. The reef is covered in healthy soft and hard corals and the reef has beautiful shaping to it. A must dive while in Bonaire!

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Andrea I

Just down the beach from its sister site, the Andrea II, the Andrea I is most well known for its beautiful coral formations from the plate coral that call this reef home. Easily accessible from shore, this is a shallow reef dive and great for snorkeling and beginning divers.

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Cliff is considered one of the best dive spots on Bonaire for macro photography. Another easy entry shore dive this site does not disappoint as it has a wall running along the left side of the dive site that drops to over 22 meters.

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Captain Don’s Habitat

Captain Don’s Habitat is one of the most famous dive resorts in Bonaire. The house reef that sits right off from the resort is a very popular and easily accessible dive site with a healthy reef system and tons of marine life. A great site to have a night dive.

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One of the most popular dive sites in all of Bonaire, Buddy’s Reef is a very easily accessible shore dive perfect for beginners to experienced divers. It sits right off the popular Buddy’s Dive Resort and is their house reef.

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A small jetty runs along the northern section of this dive site where plenty of fish hide like octopus, crabs, lobsters, etc. An easily accessible shore dive suitable for all levels of divers.

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Front Porche

Front Porche is a shore accessible dive site not well known for its outstanding reef, but for its scraps. The site is littered with steel pipes, wreck parts, and old machinery. This interesting mix of artificial reef attracts a wide array of marine life.

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Something special

This dive site lives up to its name: Something Special because it is just that. An incredible amount of biodiversity calls this reef home; it’s filled with an incredible mixture of hard and soft corals. The sandy areas have discarded rubble that acts as a fantastic artificial reef.

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