Bonaire is not only one of the world's best diving destinations but also a paradise for snorkelers. Snorkeling is a true family affair, everyone can take part. It's easy to learn, requires a minimum of preparation, and can be enjoyed at anytime of day or night. There are several outfitters that cater to those who want to try the sport. The equipment essentials, mask, fins and snorkel are inexpensive to rent, approximately $10 per day making snorkeling an affordable way to explore the underwater wildlife that is an integral part of the Bonaire experience. Bonaire is unique in offering so many shore accessible snorkeling sites.
Highly recommended are dusk and evening snorkels where one can observe a dramatic changing of the guard, as the reef's fascinating night dwellers make their appearance.
The video below helps illustrate Bonaire's beautiful underwater world from the perspective of a snorkeler.
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the experience. Be sure to wear sun screen to prevent sun burn. Cover your back and don't forget the back of the legs. For those with not so full a head of hair, a baseball cap is a must. Don't forget, Bonaire is a tropical desert island. At night it is advisable to wear a light dive skin to protect yourself from the chills and the off chance of some microscopic organisms that might affect tender skin.