Snorkel Safari

Discover the ocean with me

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.

Snorkeling by night!

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.

They provide quality snorkeling gear and snorkelvests.

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Ostracod night snorkeling

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?

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Practical information:

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

  • more information about SCTLD at the Stinapa website
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