This dive site is located on a small bay (boka) with high cliffs on the east side of Bonaire. There is a small sandy beach where swimming is discouraged because of the strong current. Only dive here if you are accompanied by an experienced guide. Diving is also only possible with little or no wind as it’s difficult to leave the water by strong currents.
From the beach you can walk into the water and swim through the bay to the exit. At this bay it’s well worth to look for small life. You can also make a giant stride of 46 feet at the end of the bay. The bottom slopes very slowly from the high cliffs and is covered with large meadows of algae.
You can find coral between 66 and 100 feet, sometimes up to 16 feet and therefore the landscape looks weird. Here you will find a lot of lobsters in so-called “balconies” and nurse sharks that rest at the bottom. The reef is hilly with mountains of hard coral and valleys of soft coral.
Do you want to visit Boka Onima? In Bonaire Dive Guide you can find more information and detailed directions. Convenient, as many dive sites on the East 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.