Bonaire is the perfect destination for family vacations.
Kids can enjoy almost all of the same activities right along with their parents.
Kids Can Enjoy SCUBA and Snorkeling
SCUBA diving is about the only sport with an age restriction, ten years old for Jr. Certification, so many of the resorts have instituted programs tailored for the younger set. In addition to the fun programs below, many of the dive operators are offering SASY – Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youths. The gear is similar to SCUBA gear but is made to fit children starting at age 5. The child-sized BCD keeps the child at the surface while a mini tank with a regulator and gauge supplies air. Great for those little divers that just can’t wait to join Mom and Dad.
Kids Can Learn to Windsurf From Nearly Any Age
Kids as little as three years of age can begin learning to windsurf. The conditions at Lac Bay provide a safe area in which to learn. Special boards and sails are available for children.
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The fringing reef surrounding Bonaire is a National Marine Park from the high water mark down to a depth of 200 feet/60m. Every diver who has not dived on Bonaire within the last calendar year must attend a diver orientation for the Bonaire Marine Park regulations and information. Additionally, you are required to pay a nature fee, which is necessary to enter Bonaire's waters legally. The nature fee cost is US$40.00 for all water activities, and proceeds help support park management and services. The nature fee can be purchased online.
For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Phone page.