South Bay

This dive site is located at the south coast of Klein Bonaire, as the name suggests. There is no beach, the buoy is at 26 feet. You can excellently snorkel here and take beautiful pictures.

The shallow plateau consists of two zones. Up to 20 feet it has a limestone bottom with soft coral and from 20 feet to 33 feet it consists of sand with more variety in coral species. On the plateau and around the drop off you will find very diverse coral, a lot of fish swim here. On the sandy bottom you will regularly spot large rays.

On the west side of the buoy the reef sometimes turns into a vertical wall. There also is an old anchor in a wide sand channel at 46 feet depth. On the east side of the buoy the reef is hilly with a ledge and channel system. Around 98 feet you will find a lot of hard coral, partially covered with encrusting algae. Even deeper you will find very long wire corals and a few devil’s sea whips.


Do you want to visit South Bay? In Bonaire Dive Guide you can find more information and detailed directions. Convenient, as many dive sites on the north coast are off road and hard to find. The guide is also practical as a reference and safe: leaving your mobile phone in the car during a dive is not wise.

Diving from Boat
Level Everyone
Flora Golfball coral, Boulder star coral, Yellow finger coral, Leaf coral, Spiral blade coral, Encrusting fan-leaf algae, Wire coral, Devil’s Sea whip, Bushy black coral
Fauna Slender filefish, Sharpnose Trunkfish, Mahogany Snappers, Nassau Groupers, Tiger grouper, Caribbean stingray, Eagle Rays
Snorkeling Yes
Current Little to moderate
Max depth 131 feet

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