While Bonaire is well known for its diving, there are many other activities available ranging from active programs to more leisurely pursuits. At our Dive and Activity Center we have the information you'll need to discover the activity that is right for you! A member of the Dive Staff is in the Center to answer any questions you may have, as well as to assist you with recommendations on where to go and what to do. The Center is also where you can sign up for the resorts weekly activities. (Click here for our Activity Price List, for a sample of a Weekly Activity Schedule or to learn about our 6 Days 6 Ways Activities Package
Here are a few of the activities we might suggest:
Snorkeling: Bonaire may be known as a "divers" paradise, but snorkelers will be happy to know they could spot over 75 different species of fish along the shallow reef terrace alone!
Snorkeling is a perfect activity for the whole family. But if you haven’t tried it yet, no problem! Our Dive Instructors will make you comfortable in the water in no time flat with our Skin Diver Certification course. Children as young as five can try their hand at breathing compressed air while remaining safely afloat with a special flotation vest, air tank, regulator and tank pressure gauge all integrated into one lightweight system when renting our SASY (Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth) equipment. So what are you waiting for?
In addition to a weekly boat snorkel trip, Buddy Dive also offers several guided snorkeling tours. One is along the edge of the mangrove forest, which serves as the "nursery" of the ocean. Among the highlights are the three inch long Barracuda and the bottom dwelling upside down jellyfish. Another equally appealing tour involves a night snorkel amidst the famous Town Pier piling. Abundantly decorated with sponges, these pilings serve as a colorful background for their nocturnal inhabitants. Other tours combine snorkeling with activities such as kayaking or cave exploration.
Cave Exploration: Bonaire has many cave systems, some are dry and others have lakes and tunnels. Here at Buddy Dive we offer you a unique opportunity to explore these ancient wonders with their majestic stalactites and stalagmites. We even offer you the chance to snorkel underground in the crystal clear water housed within.
Sport Fishing: Slowly but surely Bonaire is starting to become known as a sport-fishing destination. There are several good outfits that can take care of the most spoiled fisherman. Do not expect the seven story high flying bridge boats, rather somewhat smaller boats, with crew that are even more eager to catch fish than the paying customer is. Try it and you’ll find out Bonaire has it all: Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, and even great bone fishing!
Kayaking: This is one of the most popular activities on Bonaire, and there are all sorts of ways to experience it. Take a guided kayak tour through the mangroves or to nearby Klein Bonaire. Combine the Klein trip with a guided walk and exploration of the island, or a snorkel along the island shallow terraces - a perfect place to spot turtles at rest! Or go for a leisurely paddle and explore on your own as you tour the coast in front of the resort.
Mountain Biking: Miles and miles of trails have been laid on Bonaire specifically for this sport. Literally around every hilltop there are different vistas to enjoy. With such a wide variety of routes to choose from, we're sure to be able to put together a tour that best suits your interest and fitness level. And although there's not much traffic on Bonaire to begin with, this sport really allows you to get away from it all!
Windsurfing: The trade winds on Bonaire are legendary, providing for the most stable winds in the world and making the nearby area of Lac Bay famous as a top-notch wind surf destination. We schedule weekly introductory classes with one of the local outfitters at Lac for those with limited or no experience in the sport. So if you have ever thought of trying, now is your chance. Don't miss it!
Good Old Rest & Relaxation: If total relaxation is what you had in mind, you'll have plenty of time to bask in the sun, swing in a hammock and maybe enjoy a good book. We have a wide selection of books available in our Dive and Activity Center in many different languages. Help yourself to our library and please feel free to leave your books or magazines when you are finished with them for our future guests (and staff!) to enjoy.
Information courtesy of Buddy Dive Resort