Scuba Do Bonaire

Started on July 18, 2024

Bari Reef / Front Porch

Bari Reef and Front Porch are adjacent sites on Bonaire that sit just north of the Harbour Village Marina. Together the two reefs offer over 1000 feet (330 meters) of reef slope that is readily accessible from shore or by boat. This site is a great spot for divers and snorkelers of all experience levels.

Bari reef is known for its incredible diversity of species. The reef slope, which consists of predominantly of hard corals and a range of sponge species, begins at a depth of 30 feet (9 meters) and descends to the sandy seafloor at a depth of between 80 and 100 feet (24 and 30 meters).

Snorkelers often focus their attention on the collapsed concrete pier structure near the water’s edge, which supports large schools of fish, including grunts, goatfish, chromis, surgeonfish and redlip blennies. At Front Porch the reef becomes increasingly patchy and contains a number of artificial structures. Biodiversity is still high, and scorpionfish, moray eels and soapfish are particularly common. Divers and snorkelers will notice the coral restoration trees in front of the beach entry and exit point. The Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire (CRF) uses these coral trees to grow fragments of staghorn coral into larger, healthier coral heads for transplanting to other coral reefs around the island. Please maintain a respectful distance. At the base of the slope divers will spot the wreck of the tugboat New York at a depth of 90 feet (27,5 meters). Garden eels have colonized the sand and also rays are patrolling the deeper waters here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dive Center Scuba Do is located at the beautiful Chogogo Dive & Beach Resort Bonaire. At the resort you will find various restaurants and bars, suited for every occasion and every moment. Enjoy the most tasty dishes and delicious drinks after a day of diving at Bari Beach Bar, Sunset Restaurant & Bar and Bina Restaurant & Bar.
Kids as young as the age of 8 can start blowing bubbles by scuba diving in shallow water. PADI Seal Team is for kids ages 8 to 10. PADI Master Seal Team member is for kids age 10 and up. The first full course, the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course, is for kids age 10 and up. For all kids’ courses, prior parental approval is required.
In case you want to participate in a course but you take any medications or have a known medical condition, Dive Center Scuba Do needs to receive a special medical statement, signed by a doctor, stating that you are fit for diving. In all other cases, as long as you can answer all questions with a ‘no’ on the Medical Statement, you do not need medical clearance from a doctor. With your signature, you yourself affirm that you are healthy and fit for diving according to the guideline.
Yes, you can. You can start with the Discover Scuba Diving program. This is a halve day introduction course where we show you the basics of scuba diving. If you’ve liked the experience, you can continue with us for your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
We have a well-stocked rental area. As long as you can show us a proof of certification, we can rent you all the equipment you need to go out diving.
We always recommend to make a reservation upfront, we will make sure that we reserve a spot for you. Contact us by Email, Phone +599 777 3200 or WhatsApp +599 777 3200
We are very flexible, so we recommend that you contact our dive center to plan your dive, but generally our diving courses and guided dives start at 8:30 am and at 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm, depending on the distance from the dive site to Scuba Do.
From all the sites on Bonaire we selected the top sites and these you will find on our weekly schedule. Have a look here for some of the sites.
At Dive Center Scuba Do we have DIN and INT tanks available for rent.
On Bonaire, we have great visibility in crystal clear warm waters. Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving with visibility between 10 to 25 meters (32 to 82 ft)!
The sea is warm enough throughout the year. The water temperature goes from 26 °C (79 °F) in February and March, to 29 °C (84 °F) in September and October. During the whole year, you can dive in a 3-mm shorty, which is available for rent at Dive Center Scuba Do.
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