This dive site has a beach of rocks and sand. On the other side of the road you will find salt lakes where you can spot flamingos. It’s a nice place for snorkelers as you have quite a big chance to encounter a large ray or an octopus. This site is near Kite Beach, so pay attention to the surfers as you swim back to the surface.
From the beach you can walk into the water to a wide and shallow plateau. At 10 feet a reef of soft coral begins, behind it you will see another plateau of sand. At 20 feet depth the reef starts again with a drop off at 29 feet, which gently slopes to 115 feet.
At 157 feet a second reef starts, but that’s only for technical divers. The best area is between 26 and 49 feet, with lots of fish and beautiful corals. You will regularly encounter a turtle here. You will also probably see large stingrays, an octopus and a school of young great barracuda.
Do you want to visit Red Beryl? In Bonaire Dive Guide you can find more information and detailed directions. Convenient, as many dive sites on the South 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.