It is truly our pleasure to welcome you to Bonaire. An island blessed with an unsurpassed natural beauty.
From the depths of our pristine waters to the height of our tallest peak, Brandaris, you will feel Bonaire’s magic wash over you from the moment you arrive and throughout the days as you become attuned to Bonaire’s unhurried pace. You will find that, here on Bonaire, there is a peaceful ambiance for daily life, without the hassle of traffic lights, hustle and bustle, or normal, day-to-day worries. Your only concern will be how to spend each new day you have on Bonaire. Nowhere else is vacationing as easy as on Bonaire, as our warm, friendly people welcome visitors from around the world.
Next to other activities as, kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkeling, Bonaire continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. For the 26th consecutive year Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it received 7 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving and Beginner Diving.
Bonaire has a long history of nature preservation, and always seeks to find the delicate balance between environmental protection and growth, while maintaining nature and culture. Bonaire was one of the first Caribbean islands to collaborate with the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) to conserve our reefs. By commencing a program for cultivating new corals, specifically the stag horn and Elkhorn corals, Bonaire will be able to preserve the reef’s genetic diversity. In this way residents, visitors and future generations will be able to enjoy an enriched marine environment.
But conservation and preservation is not limited to the marine environment. Bonaire continues to pursue initiatives that will reduce the CO2 effects on our planet as we work towards fulfilling our promise to remain an ‘Eco-Friendly’ destination. Bonaire will continue to lead by example and strengthen its commitment to sustainable tourism practices.
We invite you to delve into the wonderful activities the island offers, both terrestrial and marine, which makes Bonaire a unique destination. We encourage you to explore, to enjoy, to become a part of Bonaire, absorbing our nature, our culture, and our cuisine. The warmth from the sunshine is here for all to enjoy while on Bonaire, but you will cherish the afterglow of the Bonairean people in your hearts forever. We assure you that “Once a Visitor Always a Friend”.
• Donations. Any donation, even donations of $1.00, will assist with efforts to
control lionfish populations. • Volunteering. Volunteer with local nonprofits who are participating in derbies,
dives and other activities in the fight against lionfish. • Sharing information about lionfish on social media. Please like our Facebook
Page and follow us on Instagram to get information about lionfish, lionfish events, supporters, and restaurants serving lionfish in your area. Share this information with friends and family to increase awareness of the epidemic in your network. • Spreading awareness of the impact of invasive lionfish in your community
through fundraisers and events. We will assist you with fundraisers and events that support the mission of Lionfish Central. • Supporting non-profits trying to help control lionfish. Local nonprofits rely on
donations to sustain their business and their efforts. By supporting these non-profits, you are helping to keep these efforts going. • Becoming a sponsor of Lionfish Central. Please click on the following link to see
what level of support suits your needs. • Sharing information about local restaurants that serve lionfish. There are many
local restaurants who have lionfish on their menu. By patronizing these restaurants, we encourage a greater demand for lionfish. • Eating more lionfish. By eating more lionfish, you create a demand and
encourage the capture of more lionfish.
If you would like more information and ideas about how to help the efforts of Lionfish Central, please click on the following link for more information.
Thank you for being our customer and supporting the mission of Lionfish Central. Partnering with Lionfish Central raises awareness and support for lionfish control and gives customers and clients and opportunity to assist in the fight. Are you interested in supporting Lionfish Central? If so, please click on the following link for more information.
Thank You, From Lionfish Central
Lionfish Central is deeply grateful for our partners and their generous contributions which allow us to provide services and tools to organizations and individuals working to combat the lionfish epidemic. Together, we can combine our resources to provide assistance in the evaluation, education and eradication of invasive lionfish. With support from our partners, we can continue to provide crucial services to organizations and individuals committed to the eradication of lionfish from our waters.