Guide to the Bonaire Marine Park a guide for snorkelers and divers by Tom van "t Hof

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Published by Stinapa, in cooperation with Orphan Pub. Co. in Curaçao .

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Statementby Tom van "t Hof ; with color photographs by Dee Scarr ; drawings by Heleen Cornet.
SeriesStinapa documentation series ;, no. 11, STINAPA documentatie serie ;, no. 11
LC ClassificationsGV840.S78 H626 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination151, [2] p. :
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1230023M
ISBN 109070824019
LC Control Number94231664

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Guide to the Bonaire Marine Park: A Guide for Snorkelers and Divers by Tom van 't Hof (, Book, Illustrated) Be the first to write a review About this product. A PADI scuba and specialty instructor, Scarr has published three books: Touch the Sea, Coral's Reef, and The Gentle Sea, and her articles and photos appear in The New Guide to the Bonaire Marine Park, Dive Training, Skin Diver, and other publications.

The Bonaire National Marine Park, established inis world famous for its active management of the island’s marine Guide to the Bonaire Marine Park book and in was one of the first dive destinations to introduce admission fees for scuba divers.

The park includes 2, hectares (6, acres) of. Thanks to the Bonaire National Marine Park, a protected zone surrounding the entire island, species of tropical fish and different types of coral flourish, making Bonaire one of the top diving destinations anywhere.

Seriously, Bonaire diving is right up there with the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea. The Bonaire Mangrove reserve is located in Lac Bay National Park. Visitors can only enter the mangroves in the company of an experienced nature guide. Your stable, glass bottom sit-on-top kayak is equipped with a comfortable backrest seat, a waterproof bag for 5/5(K).

Rules You Should Know about the Bonaire Marine Park The Bonaire Marine Park encompasses all of Bonaire’s surrounding ocean from the high water mark on shore, to feet below.

Ask any local or long time visitor about the park and they will tell you – this is Bonaire’s crown jewel. Bonaire is world-famous for its pristine fringing coral reef system and offers some of the best shore diving and snorkeling anywhere in the world.

This natural wonder has been nationally protected sincewhen the Bonaire National Marine Park was established. The mission of the Bonaire National Marine Park. The mission of the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) is to protect and manage the island’s natural, cultural and historical resources, while allowing ecologically sustainable use, for the benefit of future generations.

Explore Bonaire holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. The beauty of Bonaire is that the coral reef, designated a national park, is just a few feet from the shoreline.

Dozens of exceptional dive sites are easily accessible from the shore and teeming with life, making this island an independent diver's (and snorkeler's) paradise. Marine Park Bonaire has a long history of marine preservation, beginning with turtle protection inprohibition of spear fishing in and protection of coral, dead or alive, in In &the park instituted a permanent mooring system, first in the.

1 Field Guide to the Marine Life of St. Eustatius By Niels Schrieken and Sylvia van Leeuwen (eds.) ISBN: The ANEMOON Foundation, Lisse, The Netherlands, December The Bonaire National Marine Park or BNMP is the oldest marine reserve in the world.

It includes the sea around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire from the high water line to a depth of sixty meters.

The park was established in and covers hectares coral reef, seagrass - and mangrove vegetation. The lagoon Lac is also part of the underwater park. In the underwater park received the status of national park Coordinates: 12°10′N 68°15′W / °N. The sea around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire – the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) – is protected and managed by STINAPA.

The Marine Park surrounds the entire island from the high water mark to the depth of 60 meters ( ft). All activities in the Bonaire National Marine Park are subject to payment, including SCUBA diving and other water.

Susan Porter's Bonaire Shore Diving Made Easy is a perennially popular guide written by a local diver and updated fairly frequently. (BSDME is currently on the 6th edition.) You can purchase this guide online in advance of your trip or locally once you're on the island. Cost is $ Guide to the best hotels and things to do in Bonaire.

Maps, travel tips and more. you'll understand these strict guidelines after seeing how thriving the marine park is. “Part biography, part guide to Bonaire, and part insight into fatherhood, Jalbert expertly weaves together historical facts, family anecdotes, underwater exploration, and a good dose of humor.

The book isn’t just for divers, or fathers, or travelers. Bonaire National Marine Park is the island's star attraction, a unique and precious resource that allows divers and snorkelers to explore miles of pristine coral reef.

The protected area covers the entire coast of the island, including Klein Bonaire, to a depth of ft (60m).Location: Park Headquarters, Barcad Southern Caribbean. Dive Friends Bonaire you can attend the Bonaire Marine Park orientation and have a Divemaster or Instructor assisting you in the water with your buoyancy check.

This is a great option for divers who’d like to make the most of their dives with a local guide to point out interesting marine life and to do the navigating for you. Fun fact: Bonaire is a National Marine Park, so the waters are as protected and monitored as it gets.

Which is great news for you, because that means plenty of thriving coral and wildlife. Come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Bonaire National Marine Park. Two tank dive amidst spectacular coral reefs, seagrass, and amazing sea life will refresh the soul and relax the mind as you enjoy the warm Caribbean waters.5/5(1).

Book your tickets online for Bonaire National Marine Park, Kralendijk: See 1, reviews, articles, and photos of Bonaire National Marine Park, ranked No.2 on 5/5(K).

Diving in Bonaire. Access to the Bonaire National Marine Park requires a $25 marine park tag which can be purchased at any dive shop. The majority of dive sites off the west coast of the main island are accessible from the shore. Klein Bonaire and a few of the harder to.

Bonaire wildlife. Bonaire wildlife is somewhat limited, but marine life is abundant in the waters around Bonaire. Thanks to the island being a leader in marine protection the reefs are in pristine condition – a Mecca for divers in the Caribbean.

When you finish your lunch we’ll explore the Bonaire Marine Park from the boat and sail along the coast of Bonaire.

During this sailing trip we’ll also make a snorkel stop and explore the beautiful underwater world of Bonaire. You have to book this tour through your cruise line. Tour codes: Royal Caribbean (RCCL): BO75 Celebrity (CEL): BO Bonaire Marine's Park offers a total of 86 dive sites, it is home to over 57 species of soft and stony coral and more than recorded fish species.

Many of the dive sites have access by boat or shore. From the shore, dive sites are marked with names on yellow stones. Lesser known than many of its Caribbean counterparts, Bonaire has managed to keep its raw natural beauty under the radar, making it a less crowded gem for water lovers. Gentle trade winds and calm seas provide the perfect mix for watersports.

Snorkel or scuba dive from the shoreline at any of the Marine Park. Bonaire is a tiny island municipality of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean, located some 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

In a world where dying reef is so unfortunately common, the reef surrounding Bonaire is well protected and full of life within the oldest marine reserve in the world. I’ve been curious about underwater ocean film photography for years, but didn’t know the Author: Nate Stephenson.

Join the National Marine Park Sail and Snorkel Tour in Bonaire, a 3 hour trip meant for you to relax and be spoiled. Whether you are traveling by yourself or with a couple or family, this tour will surely delight you.

Sail along the beautiful waters of Bonaire and snorkel in the incredible, crystal clear waters of Klein Bonaire/5(31). The Bonaire Marine Park has about 60 official dive sites within its area, and all of these can be accessed reasonably easily by boat or from the shore. Some of the best dive sites in Bonaire start at such shallow depths that even snorkeling alone will get you very close to some spectacular fish and coral.

Established inBonaire National Marine Park displays the biodiversity of Caribbean coral reefs in all of their richness and vibrancy.

The park offers 6, acres (2, hectares) of reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves and is home to rare species such as the green sea turtles and queen conch. Bonaire has shown impressive marine conservation sincewhen it passed legislation to protect turtles.

Spear fishing has been banned since and no anchoring on coral reefs is allowed. Inthe Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) was established. Created in to protect the island's coral-reef ecosystem, Bonaire National Marine Park incorporates the entire coastlines of both Bonaire and Klein Bonaire, the small, uninhabited island opposite Kralendijk.

Collecting shells or coral is prohibited, as are spearfishing and anchoring (boats use permanent moorings). Uncover more of the area by stopping at Bonaire Marine Park. To discover it, head to Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Tourists know that it's difficult to find accommodation options within miles of Bonaire Marine Park.

However, there are quite a few hotels 4 miles away, in Bonaire. bonaire national marine park Bonaire's celebrated Marine Park protects the island's most-precious natural resource. Turtles, rays, and fish of every imaginable color abound in the pristine waters of the park.

Klein Bonaire. The protected waters of the Bonaire Marine Park surround this uninhabited islet. Looking for hotels in Bonaire near Bonaire Marine Park. Find cheap deals for a wide range of hotels near Bonaire Marine Park. Book through today.

Favorite books from our ShoreDiving library: * Diving Bonaire * The Dive Sites of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao: Comprehensive Coverage of Diving and Snorkeling * New guide to the Bonaire Marine Park * Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Bonaire.

Bonaire North. The Guide to the Bonaire Marine Park lists 86 dive sites (including 16 shore-dive-only and 35 boat-dive-only sites). Another fine reference book is the Diving and Snorkeling Guide to Bonaire, by.

The Bonaire Marine Park is PARADISE. Most fish know that you are not dangerous so they can come close. Stay calm, do not touch anything or feed the fish. See and take a lot of pictures and enjoy the “ Bonaire live aquarium.”. Bonaire Marine Park Hotel & Travel Guide Breathing in the crisp, clean air at Bonaire Marine Park is a great way to tame your harried nerves.

You will find it in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Dee Scarr is an environmentalist, marine naturalist, and scuba diver who lives and works in Bonaire. Career. Scarr received a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English and Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of Florida, and taught high school English, public speaking and ards she became a scuba instructor in Florida in and began her diving career on the island Occupation: Scuba diver, environmentalist.

The definitive guide to SCUBA diving and snorkeling in Bonaire For fans of Lonely Planet guides comes an essential SCUBA, snorkel, and surf travel guide. A great Caribbean travel book: The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Bonaire.

The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive.Bonaire National Marine Park: Snorkeling was fantasic - See 1, traveller reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Kralendijk, Bonaire, at Tripadvisor.5/5(K).

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