The Caribbean is world-renowned for its offerings of sun, sea and sand, but there’s much more to explore than just beautiful beaches. The Caribbean region also offers some of the most spectacular scuba diving sites in the world thanks to its dramatic underwater landscapes, colorful ocean flora and fauna and rare marine life. Discover the eleven best Caribbean islands for scuba diving, featuring awe-inspiring shipwrecks, untouched reefs, submarine volcanoes, underwater caverns and an abundance of vibrant sea life.
Together with Aruba and Curacao, Bonaire forms the Netherland Antilles ABC islands, located just north of South America. Bonaire is not only the smallest ABC island, it’s also the most “untouched” of the three. Bonaire offers some of the best scuba diving sites in the world, thanks to the island’s environmentally conscious diving industry. Volcanic eruptions formed Bonaire thousands of years ago and left hundreds of pristine reefs surrounding the small island nation. Explore the Front Porch, which features squid and yellowhead jawfish. A sloping reef starts at 15 feet and runs down to garden eels found near a submerged tugboat at 95 feet.