Calabas Reef

Calabas Reef is the house reef for the popular Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and sits right out in front of it. A healthy reef system with lots of turtles, groupers and even a seahorse or two.

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

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

18 Palm

Unlike a lot of the shore dive locations on the island on Bonaire which have hard limestone entry points, 18 Palm is an easy sandy beach access point and two freshwater showers to rinse your gear at the end of your dive.

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Windsock

Sitting just across the street from the airport, Windsock is an excellent easy entry shore dive great for all levels of divers. A shallow, sandy plateau is followed by a healthy reef structure full of marine life.

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Yellow Submarine (Dive Friends)

Enter next to the pier at Yellow Submarine and head straight out to the reef. Top of reef is around 6 meters, bottom is around 30 meters. Watch out for boat traffic.

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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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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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Bachelor Beach

Another great shore dive in Bonaire, especially nice for photographers due to the sheer diversity of marine life found here. You’ll be greeted underwater first by a sandy plateau and the reef starts just a bit further out.

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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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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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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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Hamlet

Located in Hamlet Oasis south of Dive Friends Hamlet shop. Marked with a pin. Can be entered from Cliff dive site (Hamlet Dive Friends) or From La Machaca dive site (Captain Don’s)

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