Bonaire 2009

Diving, the main reason to visit Bonaire?


Diving is the main reason for visiting Bonaire, no doubt about it. Bonaire is supposed to be one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean, and every aspect on tourism reflect this fact. I travelled to Bonaire mainly to relax after visiting the Galápagos, spending a large week on the island. Although I snorkeled a lot and also managed to do some diving, Bonaire is also a good birding destination, especially in the Washington/Slagbaai National Park.

Diving trip





Klein Bonaire

Washington-Slagbaai National Park


Cacti landscape

Bananaquit Coereba flaveola


Troupial Icterus icterus

Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber


Reddish egret Egretta rufescens

Tropical Mockingbird Mimulus gilvus


White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Crested caracara Polyborus plancus


Dragonfly, Orthemis ferruginea

Lesser yellowlegs Tringa flavipes


Crested caracara

Green iguana (Iguana iguana)


Common whiptail (Cnemidophorus murinus murinus)



Dried-out salt lake