For the 12th consecutive year Bonaire has been voted by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine as the best shore diving destination in the world. According to the July 2005 issue of the magazine which reported the results of Scuba Diving’s Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards, “Bonaire has toped the shore-diving category in our annual ‘Top 100 Readers’ Choice Awards’ - an unbroken string of No. 1 titles that started in 1994.”
This year Bonaire received a score of 96.9, topping the runner-up in this category by more than four points. As part of the write-up on Bonaire the magazine included beautiful photography and cited “abundant grunts” and “dense corals” as just two examples of the marine life that divers will find at any of the Island’s dive sites. Scuba Diving magazine has a monthly circulation of 196,370.