Buddys Reef

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.

You’ll see the resident tarpon that lives here plus octopus, squid, sea turtles, and tons of reef fish species.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 23 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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