With crystal-clear turquoise waters and a year-round warm climate, Bonaire is a snorkeler's paradise. Our coral reefs are teeming with a diverse range of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, rays, and more. Are you ready to take your snorkeling to the next level? Experience the ultimate snorkeling adventure with me! My knowledge will take you to the most stunning snorkel spots, where you'll encounter a variety of marine life in their natural habitat.
I would love to hear about your previous snorkeling experience. If this is your fist time snorkeling, I will start at the basics and teach you all the tips and tricks you need to have a great day in the water. Let me choose the best sites for you! Some sites are easier then others and I will always consider your experience and comfort level. The weather can change from day to day, so will the ocean and the shoreline.
This are all things I take in considerations for you to ensure a beautiful, positive and safe experience.
With a safari tour you will be in the water for at least 1.5 hours, unless you indicate that you want it shorter.
Experience the magic of the ocean like never before with a guided night safari! Join me for a unique underwater journey and discover the mysteries of the sea at night. I will lead you through the darkness to see creatures that you won't find during the day. Now that you're on Bonaire, don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind adventure.
On a night safari you will be in the water for about 1.5 hours, unless you indicate that you want it shorter.
Once a month you can witness a unique natural phenomenon that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. Only on Bonaire you can see luminous ostracods in the dark. These are tiny mussel shrimps (0.3-1 mm) that light up during mating. If you are on Bonaire exactly in that period, you don't want to miss this, right?
With an ostracod tour you will be in the water for about 45-60 minutes.
Snorkeling is a fantastic activity but it does require some skills. Skills that can be learned by everyone. The better you master snorkeling, the more fun you will have. I only give private lessons (max 2 people) in which you can indicate what you want to learn.
Are you an absolute beginner, someone who has never snorkeled? Take a lesson before trying it yourself. You won't be the one who tries it yourself and comes out of the water scared so that you never want to do it again. A lesson prevents this. In a lesson you are safe, you learn all kinds of tricks to make snorkeling safe and easy. Which makes you enjoy it.
Even if you have snorkeled before but are encountering certain challenges, you can contact me. Does your mask keep fogging up? Is there water in your snorkel? Are you unable to dive down? Do you find it difficult to put on and take off the fins? Is getting into the water difficult for you? There are techniques for all these situations that will make it easier for you.
Do you already have some experience but would you like to know more about the fish, the ecosystem, the coral, etc? Then book a day snorkel safari. Indicate what you want to learn and see and we will base the safari on that. In any case, the day safari improves your skills and knowledge.
I will pick you up at your home/hotel/resort (unless you are staying in Sorobon or Rincon). In my car we drive to the most suitable snorkeling spot. This depends on the wind, the current, your experience and what you want to spot. I'll provide drinks and a small snack. Of course I will take you home after the safari.
The sea around Bonaire is a protected area. If you want to use the sea (fishing, swimming, snorkeling, diving) you are obliged to pay the Nature Fee ("tagg"). I expect that everyone who goes snorkeling with me has fulfilled this obligation. You can pay the Nature Fee ("tagg") online here.
Many countries and islands in the Caribbean have been fighting a disease called Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) for almost a decade.
For a long time, the southern Caribbean was one of the last places in the region where SCTLD had not been detected, but with the recent outbreak in Bonaire in 2023, it seems the disease has now spread throughout the entire region. Don't worry, there's plenty of beautiful corals and fish to see when you snorkel. That's also because there are regulations on the island to prevent the rapid spread of the disease.
I ask my guests to take this into account. In practice this means for snorkelers:
disinfect your snorkeling equipment and snorkeling clothing before and after each use (with Lysol or a chlorine solution)
snorkel at only one snorkel spot per day. Or disinfect between the two spots. Desinfecting and rinsing is possible at almost every dive shop