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Has anyone dove Bonaire?

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by 12th Man, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
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    I also saw gray reef sharks on Lighthouse Reef. One of the best dives ever.

    As for turtles on Bonaire there is a grass flat on the south end of Lac Bay where they feed, rest, etc. and seeing 30 there is not really all that hard.

    Tarpon are on the Hooker, in the deep water at the end of the Salt Pier and on other sites like hanging around the anchored sail boats at Something Special.
     
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  2. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
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    Next question, to some it may sound crazy to others maybe not. Where's the best place to dive with the largest concentration of sharks. I love diving with sharks it's just a passion of mine.
     
  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    You wouldn't choose Bonaire if you're looking for sharks. I have just under 200 dives off Bonaire and have seen 2 small Nurse Sharks. Last April, my wife and a few others saw a couple of Reef Sharks off of Klein Bonaire at South Bay, I didn't see them. I know they occasionally see sharks off the east side, I've not seen any on my dives there.
     
  4. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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  6. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
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    No worries, always enjoy diving with sharks when I can find them. Hope to dive the Hammerhead migration in FL this April. My wife and I are looking at July or Oct in Bonaire. I figure a week should be enough for a first time visit or would 10 days be better?
     
  7. woodcarver

    woodcarver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Colorado
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    You can get in at any of the marked dive sites on Bonaire and be diving with the largest concentration of sharks on the island! :cool: My brother has over 600 dives on the island. He saw his first shark just a few weeks ago. Bonaire is not known for shark diving. My gf likes that....
     
  8. cpace

    cpace Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle
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    Socorro. Last Nov/Dec we dove with sharks on every dive. Shark species identified were hammerhead, tiger, silky, white tip, silver tip, galopogos and dusky.
     
  9. NDL_Diver

    NDL_Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wichita
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    Oct the winds are light and sometimes switch directions. Makes East side and Far Southern and candyland easier. But less wind makes it feel hotter.
     
  10. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    Bring an empty plastic water bottle on your dive and start crinkling it under water. See if they come running. If anything happens, it's not my fault, though.
     
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