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FAQs

Bonaire East Coast Diving

The morning dive departs at 7.45 am and the afternoon dive departs at 12.45 pm. Divers need to arrive at least 15min prior to departure.

All dive trips with Bonaire East Coast Diving depart from the fishermen’s pier at Sorobon. South of the airport you can take the main road going east towards Jibe City. Follow the road straight ahead for about 10 minutes. Take a left at the T-junction and drive past the windsurfing shops until the road ends and you see the pier. You’ll recognize our boat and crew.

Route 1 (scenic route) – From Kralendijk, take Kaya Nikiboko Zuid. Proceed on Kaminda Sorobon and at the T-junction at the end, turn left. Follow the road into the direction of Jibe City and The Windsurf Place, and if you’re there just keep on going until you arrive at the bay.

Route 2 – From Kralendijk, go in the direction of the airport and Belnem. Proceed until you arrive in Belnem and then turn left on Kaya Ir. R. Statius van Eps. Follow the almost straight road all the way until you can take a left turn in the direction of Jibe City and The Windsurf Place, and if you’re there just keep on going until you arrive at the bay.

The famous dive site Turtle City is included in both trips we offer (AM &PM). Additional dive sites are decided by the crew based on weather conditions and experience of the group that day.

For safety reasons, and to make sure everyone has the best dive possible, we have some specific dive procedures which our crew will explain to you before the dive. The maximum dive time depends on air consumption but is usually around an hour, including safety stop.

In general, year-round it’s about 26-28 degrees Celcius (78-82 degrees Fahrenheit).

Our captains take pride in giving you the smoothest possible ride to the dive sites. Yes, there are waves at times, but our boat is designed especially for these conditions. However, if you are sensitive to seasickness, we always encourage divers to take whatever precautions/medications help you specifically.

Click on the “Book Now” page, fill in the fields and you’re done! You’ll receive a confirmation by e-mail. We recommend planning your East Coast Dive(s) in the first half of your stay on Bonaire, because we’ve noticed many would like to come back after a few days! Prevent disappointment and make your reservation well in time before your vacation!

To make sure everyone is comfortable and has enough space on the boat, we limit the amount of divers to 10.

We have Air and Nitrox tanks of 63 and 80 cubic feet. When making a reservation, you can indicate which tank you prefer (small tank upon request).

Your dive gear, weights, dive computer, and water bottle. We will bring your tanks and plenty of cold drinking water.

We allow divers of all certification levels with the expectation of confidence, buoyancy control, and air consumption that lasts 1hr at an average depth of 14m/45ft. Certified kids over the age of 15yrs are welcome with parent/guardian under the same expectations.

Yes, we’d love to! Please make your requests known at the time of reservation and we’ll do anything to fulfill them (weather conditions taken into consideration). Please note that special rules or prices may apply, depending upon your request. For more information you can send us an e-mail.

Unfortunately it is called ‘the ocean’ and not ‘the zoo’, but if you take a look at our gallery, you’ll see which creatures you can meet during your trip with Bonaire East Coast Diving.

No. Because of surface swells, the water would not stay in the tank. We do have some bottles with fresh rinsing water to get rid of most of the salt, or you can bring your own bottle of fresh water aboard.

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