Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
01/23/2010 4.19 Salt Pier Bonaire South, ABC Islands
As of Dec 2009 there was diving was allowed at the Salt Pier, however, you must go through Buddy's Dive shop (that's the only shop we know of that has been granted permission to dive the site). My wife and I did a night dive at the Salt Pier with 6 others and a guide. The night dive was amazing! Lights from the pier shine down into the water giving a 'full moon' effect when you're diving. We saw squid, seahorses, frogfish, eel, and a huge sting ray sleeping on the sandy bottom. There's also construction equipment that has been at the bottom for a while that has some nice growth on it and is used by all sorts of aquatic critters as a home. The surface swim from shore to the descent point takes a while, but is well worth it. Easy entry and exit as well.
01/23/2010 4.41 Tori's Reef Bonaire South, ABC Islands
My wife and I did this dive a number of times while in Bonaire. The entry was easy and before we got out to the reef we saw a nice size octopus and scorpion fish. The best time to dive this site is at dusk. We saw an abundance of eel, octopus, barracuda, and a seahorse. One of the best dives in Bonaire in our opinion.
01/23/2010 4.28 Alice In Wonderland Bonaire South, ABC Islands
Our second favorite dive site (Tori's Reef was our first). Lots of fire coral so make sure your buoyancy is good. Huge tube sponges and lots of cuda seen swimming in the area. We also saw a couple of dolphin swimming while suiting up. Excellent dive!