The long narrow Andrea I beach mainly consists of coral and has some palm leaved umbrellas. You can enter the water at only one spot: right of the rock. In the shallow water are many steps and holes, so be cautious. Here begins a shallow strip of fire coral, so you’ll have to swim early. You can only swim back to the yellow rock, as that’s the only way to swim over the shallow coral.
The shallow plateau consists of dead coral and has little life. From 23 feet you discover hard coral, which becomes soft coral briefly at the drop off. Here you will immediately find a lot of fish. The reef gently slopes down to a 125 feet depth, where you will find many encrusting algae.
Do you want to visit Andrea I? 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.