Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles - 1997
Bonaire's pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the
Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as an official marine park,
diving Bonaire is like diving the Caribbean the way it used to be - untouched and
unspoiled. The island's location in the south Caribbean gives it an arid climate with
little rainfall; consequently, the waters are exceptionally clear of silt, calm, and
divable year round. It is an ideal destination for underwater photographers. Water
temperatures average a warm 78-84°F (25.6-28.9°C), with visibility often averaging over
100 feet(30m), and frequently, up to 150 feet (55m). (Excerpt from "Diving Bonaire," which
has additional interesting information, history and details on the Bonaire Marine Park.)
For an excellent map of Bonaire's dive sites visit the "Bonaire Marine Park" web site. This
map features pop-up windows with the names of the dive sites as you point to them and a
promise of additional information in the future.
To read the Bluegrass Dive Club's personal review of our
February, 1997 dive trip to Bonaire and/or to look at our snapshots, please use the
buttons located at your left.
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