Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – The vibrant undersea landscape surrounding the unspoiled island of Bonaire continues to receive waves of accolades in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards.
Come to Harbour Village and see why Bonaire continues to net top Dive Destination Honors!
Bonaire swept the magazine’s awards with 17 wins, including #1 Shore Diving Destination for the 20th consecutive year—more than any other destination in the region.
In the Caribbean/Atlantic region, Bonaire’s #1 rankings include:
- Best Macro Diving
- Best Advanced Diving
- Best Beginner Diving
- Best Shore Diving
- Best Underwater Photography
Bonaire #2 rankings include:
- Best Overall Diving
- Best Value of Diving Dollar
- Best Marine Environment
In addition, the island was awarded nine slots out of 100 in the Top 100 Gold List, as voted upon by readers.
In addition to being named Best Overall Dive Destination by Scuba Diving Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Bonaire has been designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Due to Bonaire’s leeward location outside of the hurricane belt, and its consistently pleasant climate, crystal-clear visibility prevails at any depth, giving an enthralling view of the robust underwater life.
For the Readers’ Choice Awards, thousands of Scuba Diving subscribers and web users rated their dive experiences on a scale of one to five. Results of the 2013 Awards are featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Scuba Diving magazine.
Discover the Caribbean’s premier dive and beach resort, Harbour Village Beach Club, on the idyllic island of Bonaire—once again the darling of Scuba Diving magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the island of Bonaire offers year round sunshine, low annual rainfall, and has been designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation lists eight out of almost 90 of Bonaire’s dive sites in their top 10 in terms of species richness in the Caribbean — abundant underwater life includes more than 300 species of tropical fish and over 120 different types of coral. The island is able to maintain this environment and receive awards for Bonaire diving year after year because its surrounding waters have been protected as the Bonaire National Marine Park for over 30 years.